ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MUSIC THEORY-DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC
The Position: The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Music Theory in the Department of Music. The department enjoys endowments and private scholarship funds of approximately $1.5 million, annual university performance scholarships of $700,000, a visiting artist series, and NASM accreditation. Many performances are presented in the new state-of-the-art, 1200-seat Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall.
The department serves 200 majors and minors and offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees: BA, BM (Performance, Music Education), and the MM (Performance, Music Education, Conducting, and Theory). The faculty is composed of 32 fulltime and 6 adjunct members, most with national and international reputations.
Responsibilities and Qualifications: The position's primary responsibilities include teaching courses in music theory to majors and non-majors, and maintaining a record of scholarly research and publication. Additional responsibilities include supervising and/or serving on MM thesis committees and other appropriate service to the university, college, and department. Ph.D. in Music Theory required. Candidates should also demonstrate successful college teaching experience including undergraduate and graduate courses.
The University: Recently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best master's universities in the South, the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) has an enrollment of approximately 11,000 students. UCA offers 81 undergraduate and 42 graduate certificate and degree programs, including doctoral programs in four disciplines. The student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in scholarly and creative activities. The campus is widely acclaimed for its beauty. www.uca.edu.
The Community: UCA is located in Conway, a thriving city of almost 60,000, situated in Central Arkansas, 30 miles northwest of Little Rock. Conway is also the home of a number of major industries, two liberal arts colleges, a public school system ranked among the state's best, and strong K-12 private schools. Residents have easy access to the Ouachita and Ozark National Forests and pristine wild areas near the Buffalo National River. Real estate is moderately priced and taxes are relatively low.
Application: Candidates should submit the following items electronically preferably in PDF format: a letter of application, current resume, names and contact information for at least three references to:
Chair, Music Theory Search
Department of Music
University of Central Arkansas
201 Donaghey Avenue
Conway, AR 72035-5003
Review of applications will begin immediately, and materials received by December 12, 2012 will receive full consideration. Candidates may be asked to submit additional information. This appointment begins in August, 2013.