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Visiting Assistant Professor specializing in Music Theory

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Work Type: Faculty Full Time
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Faculty
Department: Music - 208570
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Position Summary:

The Department of Music invites applications for a visiting assistant professor specializing in Music Theory, a non-tenure track, 9-month appointment beginning August 16, 2021. This position offers the opportunity to contribute to the development of an innovative, inclusive music curriculum, in a department of music that is deeply committed to the university's mission to serve the common good.

The successful candidate will teach courses in music theory, including the required first-year theory courses for music majors (in Performance, Education, Music Therapy, Composition, Jazz Studies, and Music Studies), and/or courses in other areas of expertise, such as music technology or music history.

The University of Dayton is a Catholic and Marianist institution founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary. At the University of Dayton, we value the diversity in experiences and perspectives of all community members because doing so 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 community with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

- Master’s degree in music theory, composition, or closely related field
- Experience teaching music theory at the undergraduate level
- Articulated commitment to diversifying the music theory curriculum
- Effective written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:
- Doctoral degree in music theory or closely related field
- Successful teaching experience in theory, including methods inside and outside the Western classical tradition (e.g., jazz, popular music, or non-Western musics).
- Success in teaching in a related area (i.e.composition, jazz theory/composition, popular music, recording techniques, global music theory, music cognition, improvisation, acoustics, studio music instruction, etc.)
- Success in teaching music technology
- Success using technology and innovative pedagogies in theory curricula
- Successful Experience working with students and colleagues of diverse backgrounds
- Willingness to engage with Catholic and Marianist educational values that include educating the whole person and a commitment of service to the community, university and profession
- Demonstrated successful experience working collaboratively toward shared goals in and beyond the department
- Effective interpersonal communication skills
- Effective oral communication skills
- Effective classroom management skills

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit CV, letter of application addressing all qualifications met, a statement of your philosophy and approaches to diversifying the music theory curriculum, and names and contact information for three references. Transcripts and a statement on teaching will be requested at a later stage of the process.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Posting closes at 11:55 PM EST

Closing Statement:

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service. Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php


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