Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities

The University of Texas Permian Basin
Odessa, TX
$60,000 - $65,000
Posted On:
January 9, 2024


Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities The University of Texas Permian Basin's College of Arts and Sciences welcomes applications for a tenure track, full-time teaching position as an Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities on a 9-month contract to begin August 2024. Essential Functions We seek individuals with a passion for teaching and a desire to engage students in Undergraduate classes in Music and in serving as Director of Choral Activities. In addition, the University sponsors a range of developmental activities for faculty, supported by the Heimmermann Center for Engaged Teaching. Official duties and responsibilities of tenure/tenure-track faculty members include teaching, service and scholarship. Teaching • Faculty are expected to teach undergraduate courses. • Faculty schedules include Face-to-face and/or hybrid teaching interactions through a regular schedule of attendance on campus for a minimum of four days a week. • Student course evaluations are to be completed in each course. • Abide by deadlines and processes for submitting grades. • Advise students and provide individual help to students during weekly office hours. • Participate in course/laboratory revisions and curriculum development as assigned. • While tenure track, the load is 3 courses each semester. Load balancing (such as 2 one semester and 4 another) may be permitted. • Achieve appropriate student-learning outcomes in all courses taught. • Faculty are expected to employ sound pedagogical practices and use appropriate technology. • Mentor students to prepare them for professional practice, graduate studies, and research. • Provide support to students in need of academic improvement. Scholarship • Tenure-track faculty should publish in refereed forums (journals, proceedings, etc.) • Achieve creative merit through composition, arranging, conducting, or other areas as identified in the Music Faculty Tenure and Promotion Policy. Service • Conduct the University Choir and the Concert Choir • Coordinate the Vocal Ensemble • Acting on university committees, • Work on curricular reform. • Represent the department at recruitment and other events. • Actively participate in the department’s expansion • Work with other faculty and staff to advance the program. • Attending department, college, and university faculty meetings. • Attend convocations, commencement exercises, recruitment activities, and community meetings. Additional Information From the College UT Permian Basin is one of seven academic institutions in the University of Texas System; there are also six health science institutions in the UT System. We are developing programs in Statistics and actively encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration. Required Qualifications 1. Doctorate in Music 2. Evidence of experience and success in directing choirs and in higher education teaching 3. Ability to teach courses in the following areas: University Choir, Concert Choir 4. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Preferred Qualifications (Not required but to be considered) 1. College-level teaching experience, which may include teaching as a graduate student; project-based or lab teaching experience. 2. Experience in Music Education is regarded as an advantage. 3. Ability to teach in all areas of the program. 4. Experience with students’ academic mentoring. 5. Relevant industry and practical experience. 6. Evidence teaching Applied Voice and Vocal Pedagogy. Required Application Materials 1. Cover Letter 2. Curriculum Vitae (CV) 3. List of three (3) references with full contact information 4. Teaching Statement, Maximum One (1) Page 5. Unofficial Transcripts Conditions of Employment 1. The job description is a partial list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees. 2. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned by their immediate supervisor. 3. Employment is subject to an introductory period to monitor employee performance. 4. Once hired, the prospective employee must present documentation within three (3) days of the hire date to establish their identity and employment eligibility as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire. UTPB participates in e-Verify. 5. Employees must be able and willing to travel and perform duties away from campus as necessary and must be able to operate a licensed motor vehicle, have access to a dependable motor vehicle, and possess a valid state driver’s license. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driver’s record. 6. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check. 7. UT Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Conditions of Promotion Promotion to tenure, after appropriate years of experience, requires measurable accomplishment in teaching, service to the university outside the classroom, and scholarship. More precise guidelines are available on request. Schedule The hours for this position are variable and depend on one’s teaching schedule. The individual holding this position may need to be available early morning, evening, and on weekends to meet the needs of the department. Hours worked may differ with some departments. Standard Working Conditions 1. Able to lift various materials up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis. 2. Able to bend, crouch, and reach continuously. 3. Physically able remain seated, frequently to continuously. 4. Able to remain standing up to 15% of the time. 5. Possesses dexterity abilities required to perform job duties including extensive keyboard work, operating office equipment, performing filing, and other job-related responsibilities that include extensive wrist and hand movement. 6. Standard working conditions may differ depending on department and occupation. University Benefits 1. UT Permian Basin offers an excellent compensation package including Heath, Retirement, & Fringe Benefits for employees. 2. Coverage includes Medical, Prescriptions, Life Insurance, AD&D, and matching retirement provided by UTPB for the employee. 3. You may also add Dental, Vision, Family, Spending Accounts, Additional Retirement, and a few other coverages as options too. 4. Fringe benefits include Tuition Reimbursement (after one year of service), Wellness Breaks, Employee Assistant Program (EAP), and meal deals, among other perks and discounts! 5. Our benefits package, along with an ample leave policy, make for a great total compensation package. About the University The University of Texas Permian Basin is located in Odessa, Texas. It was authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1969 and founded in 1973. The Permian Basin is one of the fastest growing, culturally vibrant, economically invigorated regions of the country – full of industry, culture, and wide-open spaces. At the academic heart of this area sits The University of Texas Permian Basin – which, every year, delivers smart, savvy leaders across the U.S. As a regional, comprehensive institution, The University of Texas Permian Basin serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, learning, research, and public service, the University cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing the technology and public interests of West Texas. Our vision is that the University of Texas Permian Basin will be an innovative, responsive university that thinks large and lives local. We will lead in advancing education, research, economic competitiveness, and cultural enrichment.