Job Details

Texas A&M University Commerce
  • Position Number: 1883097
  • Location: Commerce, TX
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts - Music

Texas A&M University - Commerce

Assistant Professor-Music Theory

Job Title
Assistant Professor-Music Theory

Texas A&M University - Commerce

Dean - Chssa

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Commerce, Texas

Job Type

Job Description
During the application process you have one opportunity to upload documents as a combined PDF. The page My Experience has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload the file.
This one combined PDF must include:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Three professional references with complete contact information (Unsolicited letters of recommendation will not be considered).
  • Transcripts - If required for the position (Unofficial will be accepted with application. Official transcripts are required at time of verbal offer).
    If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.
All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration.
The Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Commerce seeks highly qualified applicants for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music Theory to begin in August of 2020.

  • The ideal candidate will be a passionate educator and scholar committed to successful classroom teaching at all levels of undergraduate and graduate theory
  • Teach core undergraduate theory and ear training, upper-level undergraduate theory, and graduate theory courses
  • Engage in significant and sustained research, scholarship, and creative activity, as well as effective service
  • Texas A&M University-Commerce is committed to promotion of diversity and thus the candidate should facilitate a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. The candidate should have an understanding and knowledge of multicultural and diversity issues, and their potential applications to pedagogy, programming, and service activity.
  • Other duties may be assigned based on the candidate's qualifications and the needs of the department.

  • Education: A completed Doctorate in Theory or Composition.
  • Experience / Knowledge / Skills: Demonstrated experience of successful teaching; Prior experience in teaching the various levels of an undergraduate and graduate music theory/ear training sequence; Demonstrated record of success, or evidence of the potential for success, in research or composition.
  • Ability to: Multi-task and work well as part of a team.
  • Licensing/Professional Certifications: N/A
  • Physical Requirements: N/A
  • Other Requirements: NA

  • Proficiency in aural and keyboard skills
  • Evidence of the ability to take a leading role in the instruction and retention of quality students
  • Successful record of publications (theory or composition) or performances (composition).

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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About Us
Since 1889, Texas A&M University-Commerce has been known as a leader in providing an excellent education. Its because we care about people and relationships. Were a big-name university, but our focus is helping you achieve success. A&M-Commerce faculty and staff will know your name and work closely with you to understand your goals and dreams. Our professors will care about your growth and be your loudest supporters when you walk across the stage to get your degree.

We realize a great education is about more than attending class. Its about making friends, memories, and a name for yourself as someone whos passionate about learning. Earning an A&M-Commerce degree and being part of the Texas A&M University system will not only look good on your resume, it will give you the confidence you need to compete in the marketplace."

Texas A&M University-Commerce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (903) 886-5668.

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