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Assistant Professor of Music - Music Education and Instrumental Music (Strings)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The following documents must be electronically uploaded with your application: * Cover letter of interest * Curriculum Vitae * Three letters of recommendation to be uploaded as one document via UACareers or submitted to Dr. Jay Rosenblatt, search committee chair, at jrosenbl@email.arizona.edu. If you elect the latter, please submit a document in the 'Candidate Provided Letter(s) of Recommendation' slot indicating that the reference letters have been submitted via email. * Statement of teaching philosophy * Statement of research/creative activity interests * A document with web/media links to teaching samples (continuous classroom and rehearsal excerpts, 15–30 minutes)

Position Details

Position Information

Title Assistant Professor of Music - Music Education and Instrumental Music (Strings)
Department School of Music (3503)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music is excited to welcome a dynamic teacher and researcher to provide leadership in string music education for the state, region, and nation. In addition, the candidate will be integral in shaping the direction of the music education program. This is a full-time tenure-eligible position at the Assistant Professor level.

The successful candidate will demonstrate professional maturity and a desire to establish good relationships with secondary schools and state and national professional music organizations. A minimum of three years of successful K-12 school music teaching experience is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed a Ph.D. in Music Education by the date of appointment. Candidates with a D.M.A. in Music Education will also be considered. All candidates must have a record of excellence in publication/research and string performance appropriate to rank.

The Fred Fox School of Music seeks candidates with the demonstrated potential to contribute effectively to a faculty team dedicated to creating a positive, dynamic, and inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population. Special consideration will be given to candidates who bring expertise and insight related to outreach/recruitment activities, social justice, curricular design, non-traditional music students, advocacy, technology integration, and community engagement. Experience with online teaching, course management systems, and other related pedagogical approaches (e.g., Suzuki and El Sistema) is highly desirable.

The University of Arizona, The College of Fine Arts, and The Fred Fox School of Music are committed to building a diverse academic community and encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the university, college and school is appreciated. The University of Arizona is situated among strong school districts with robust string programs offering promise for collaboration and growth. Further opportunities include involvement in outreach programs such as the UA String Project and String Invitational.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Review of files will begin on January 8, 2018 and continue until position is filled.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Teaching music education courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • Maintaining a record of scholarly and/or creative activity.
  • Supervising graduate and undergraduate research, including graduate theses and dissertations, graduate teaching assistants providing instruction in music education courses, and organizing outreach activities.
  • Coordinating and supervising student-teacher field experiences and working with local K-12 schools and districts.
  • Other courses assigned will be dependent upon the candidate’s expertise and area needs.
  • Additional responsibilities will include assisting in student recruitment and advising graduate and undergraduate music education students.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Earned Ph.D. in Music Education by the date of appointment. Candidates with a D.M.A. in Music Education will also be considered.
  • Candidates must have a record of excellence in publication/research and string performance appropriate to rank.
  • A minimum of three years of successful K-12 school music teaching experience is required.
  • Commitment and demonstrated ability to work well with colleagues, address student recruitment, foster outreach activities, and connect with local school districts and teachers are required.
  • Evidence of recognition in professional activities related to music education is required.
Preferred Qualifications
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Tenure Track (T/TE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.0
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $53,000 Annually
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21176
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 08/13/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Dr. Jay Rosenblatt, Chair, Music Education-Instrumental (Strings) Search Committee
phone: 520-621-1120
email: jrosenbl@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 11/16/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 01/08/2018
Special Instructions Summary

The following documents must be electronically uploaded with your application:

  • Cover letter of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation to be uploaded as one document via UACareers or submitted to Dr. Jay Rosenblatt, search committee chair, at jrosenbl@email.arizona.edu. If you elect the latter, please submit a document in the ‘Candidate Provided Letter(s) of Recommendation’ slot indicating that the reference letters have been submitted via email.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement of research/creative activity interests
  • A document with web/media links to teaching samples (continuous classroom and rehearsal excerpts, 15–30 minutes)
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have an earned doctorate in Music Education from an accredited institution or an ABD with projected completion prior to position start?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Candidate Provided Letter(s) of Recommendation
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Statement of Research Interests
  6. Media File
Optional Documents