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Assistant Professor - Music Theory
Montana State University, Inc | Bozeman, Montana
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Job Description

The School of Music at Montana State University seeks a talented teacher and scholar of music theory for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level beginning in fall 2020. The School of Music is an academic unit in the College of Arts & Architecture at Montana State University, a land-grant university that prioritizes educational access and opportunity. We seek a music theorist interested in innovative pedagogical approaches and curricular strategies who is able to work with students of different backgrounds and preparation levels. The successful candidate will be able to work collaboratively, promote and mentor undergraduate research and creative activities and support stylistic diversity in teaching and scholarship. The School of Music values a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in scholarship, teaching, and service.
The successful candidate will join a talented, supportive and collaborative group of colleagues who excel in outreach, teaching, creative activities, and research.
We seek individuals who work professionally and effectively with diverse individuals, possess effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to contribute positively to the academic success of the students and the mission of Montana State University.

Duties and Responsibilities
Duties will include; teaching core music theory and aural perception classes, analysis, topics of interest and other courses as determined by the needs of the School of Music. The successful candidate will be expected to work with faculty in developing curricula to serve our students. It is expected that the successful candidate will maintain a scholarship profile consistent with the expectations of a very high research university and its associated expectations for retention, tenure and promotion. Service obligations to the School, College and University will also be expected.

Required Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

Doctorate in Music; ABD individuals are welcome to apply so long as the Doctorate in Music is obtained prior to the employment start date.
Experience teaching music theory and aural skills at the college level.
Demonstrated potential in research/scholarship to gain tenure and promotion at a very high research university.
An interest in collaborative and innovative scholarship and pedagogy.

Preferred Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

Experience as a teacher of record in music theory and aural skills.
Demonstrated success in research/scholarship.
Demonstrated success in collaborative and innovative scholarship and pedagogy.

The Successful Candidate Will

Possess effective communication skills as a teacher and colleague.
Work with colleagues as appropriate to support recruitment and retention activities.
Demonstrate potential to advance the discipline.
Have a commitment to undergraduate teaching and research mentoring.
Have a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in scholarship, teaching, and service.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information
This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

The Program

The Department
At MSU, the only top-tier research university in a four-state region, music plays a very special role in the lives of our students and our faculty. Our undergraduate music, music education and music technology degrees offer great choices for music majors, and our eighteen performing ensembles and a wide array of courses provide opportunities for majors, minors and non-majors to perform and engage with our school. With 20 full-time and 14 part-time faculty members and 150 music majors, we host over 100 concerts and events per year. Many engineering, science, business, humanities, education and fine arts majors participate robustly in the activities of the School of Music. School of Music faculty and students have opportunities to contribute to the musical culture of Bozeman and the State of Montana through involvement in musical companies such as the Bozeman Symphony, the Intermountain Opera and the Montana Ballet Company. For more information about the School, visit our website: www.montana.edu/music.

The College
The College of Arts & Architecture is home to distinctive academic programs within the Schools of Art, Architecture, Music and Film & Photography. Students enjoy close mentoring relationships with faculty through a curriculum that is rich in studio- and lab-based pedagogies. The College offers international and cultural travel opportunities for students in all majors and encourages internship experiences for many of its programs. The College hosts the only accredited architecture program in Montana and supports a unique, world-class graduate program in science and natural history filmmaking. Graduates from the college enjoy successful careers in art, design, media production, photography, architecture, education and music. They also apply the discipline-specific, creative problem-solving skills and work ethic established in their programs to career opportunities in areas outside the arts, as well. The College is home to the internationally recognized Montana Shakespeare in the Parks and supports the Black Box Theatre as well as innovation and design spaces such as the Design Sandbox for Engaged Learning (DSEL) and the Community Design Center (CDC). For more information about the College of Arts and Architecture, visit our website: www.montana.edu/caa.