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Assistant Professor of Music Theory - Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

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Work type: FAC - Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Allendale
Categories: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Required Qualifications and Education: Grand Valley State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a 9 month, full-time, tenure track position in the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance beginning August 6th, 2019. The successful candidate will be conversant in contemporary music theory pedagogy while demonstrating the ability to effectively teach at the undergraduate level in the areas of written and aural music theory. The successful candidate will have begun developing a national reputation in their area of expertise through ongoing research and publication in the music theory field. The successful candidate must have either completed a Ph.D. in music theory or have achieved ABD status. Please note, ABD will be considered for a two year contract with provision that your Ph.D. must be completed by December 2020. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated teaching success at the undergraduate level in music theory and aural theory courses.

Responsibilities: Primary duties will include: Teaching of the Music Theory/Aural Perception sequence for undergraduates and additional upper-level courses as needed. Maintaining active creative work in music theory via research and publication in appropriate journals, engagement with current pedagogical practices, and presentation at national and international conferences. Coordinating and advising student Music Forum with music theory emphasis. Completion of all service requirements expected of a tenure track faculty member.

Salary:  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Department/Division:  Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance/College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Campus: Allendale

How To Apply:  Interested applicants should apply online at and be prepared to submit (1) a letter of interest addressing how the candidate meets the qualification requirements as outlined above; (2) a detailed curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of the candidate’s teaching philosophy; and (4) contact information for three professional references. Candidates who advance in the search may be required to submit video files of recent and unedited teaching demonstrations (15-20 minutes).

Application Deadline Date:  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and continue until the position has been filled.

Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See [Include the following for job advertisements:] TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center 1-800-649-3777.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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