The College of Creative Arts School of Music at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor of Music Theory. This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track, benefits eligible position. The appointment may be renewed, at the Dean's discretion, on an annual basis. The primary assignment is the teaching of undergraduate and graduate music theory courses. The successful candidate must be prepared to teach the core theory curriculum in addition to supervising the aural theory program. They should also be able to teach upper-level theory courses at the undergraduate level and theory seminars at the graduate level. Experience running an aural theory program is preferred. Individual composition lessons may make up part of the load. The usual teaching load will be four three-credit classes (or equivalent). This position might include supervising doctoral research documents. Additional teaching, administrative and/or service responsibilities will include other assignments according to the needs of the program, the School of Music, and the abilities and interests of the candidate. Participation in School of Music activities, attracting and retaining students, and faculty governance is required.
THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC ( music.wvu.edu ) brings together musicians and scholars from across the nation and the world in a vibrant musical community that is dedicated to fostering excellence, creativity, and innovation in the arts and humanities. It is the flagship music institution in the state, located about an hour's drive from Pittsburgh and about three hours by car from Baltimore or Washington, D.C. Of the almost 735 majors in the College of Creative Arts, 273 are in the School of Music. Housed in the multimillion dollar Creative Arts Center, the School of Music comprises 43 full-time and 31 part-time faculty and is the only fully-accredited music unit in the state of West Virginia that offers BA, BM, MM, MA, DMA, and PhD degree programs in music. Music faculty members can benefit from an active program of professional development and travel grants sponsored by WVU and by the College of Creative Arts. The School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, and the music education program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and the West Virginia Department of Education.
THE COLLEGE OF CREATIVE ARTS ( ccarts.wvu.edu ) is one of 15 colleges within the university, includes the Schools of Music, Theatre & Dance, and Art & Design, and offers the state's premiere training in the visual and performing arts. Each of these units has a national profile of excellence and all programs are nationally accredited (NASM, NAST, and NASAD). The College of Creative Arts is housed in WVU's Canady Creative Arts Center and has more than 70 full-time faculty and 20 professional staff whose mission is to educate succeeding generations of artists, teachers, and scholars through an experiential student-centered approach to learning. The College advocates the Arts as a medium through which the diversity of human experience is understood and valued. Exemplifying excellence and innovation in performance, exhibition, scholarship, and creative research, the College offers artistic and cultural opportunities for the citizens of West Virginia and the regional community
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.