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Assistant Professor of Classical Guitar

University of North Texas - College of Music

Last Updated: 11/03/22

Job Description

UNT System Overview
Welcome to the University of North Texas System. UNT System includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Department Summary
The University of North Texas (UNT) College of Music is the largest public university music program and one of the most respected comprehensive music schools in the United States. It offers fully accredited degrees from the bachelor to doctoral levels and is home to the world’s first jazz studies degree program. Faculty include internationally acclaimed artists and scholars in composition, conducting, ethnomusicology, music education, music entrepreneurship, music history, music theory and performance. The college presents more than 1,100 concerts and recitals annually. UNT music alumni can be found around the globe in impressive, award-winning careers across a wide range of music professions. For more information about the UNT College of Music, please see
UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.

Position Summary
Teaching: Recruit, retain, and teach an outstanding enrollment of undergraduate and graduate classical guitar students. Supervise graduate classical guitar students, including doctoral documents. Research/creative activities: Maintain an established national/international profile as a performing artist (as soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, and/or other related genres). Service: Participate fully in academic and professional activities, including service assignments, across the campus and the profession. Other duties as assigned including, but not limited to, coaching chamber music and teaching guitar pedagogy and literature classes. The successful candidate will be expected to relocate to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

Minimum Qualifications
Earned doctorate in classical guitar performance or a related field. Excellence as a teacher/recruiter/mentor and active, artist-level performer. Success in teaching at the college/university level. Success in chamber music. Artist-level performer of solo and chamber repertoire. High standards of professional ethics and collegiality. The successful candidate will be expected to relocate to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

Preferred Qualifications
Performance expertise across repertoire beyond the European canon (flamenco, lute, mariachi, world, folk, etc.). Experience and enthusiasm for commissioning/premiering/ recording new works for guitar. Proven record of attracting, developing, and retaining outstanding guitar students. Scholarship and publications regarding classical and related guitar performance and pedagogy.

“The mission of the UNT College of Music is to serve our diverse musical culture with excellence, integrity, and imagination.” We are committed to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in all facets of our work. To this end, we encourage all interested and qualified candidates, including members of historically underrepresented populations, to apply. We likewise seek faculty members who embrace and demonstrate these values in their recruiting, teaching, programming, and research. Applicants are asked to provide a diversity statement (per item 6 in the Special Instructions below) that speaks to these issues.

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Special Instructions to Applicants
Please upload the following documents with application:
1) A letter of application.
2) Curriculum vitae.
3) Contact information for five references.
4)Portfolio – upload a PDF listing of links to videos featuring 2 representative teaching samples (i.e. live or virtual masterclasses and/or private lessons).
5) Media File – upload a PDF listing of links to websites or videos featuring a minimum 5 representative recordings including solo and chamber music, 3 of which must be from live performances.
6) A diversity statement describing recruitment and/or teaching strategies for a broad range of students of diverse identities and backgrounds.

Additional materials, including letters of recommendation and academic transcripts, may be requested later. Travel arrangements will be coordinated with applicants selected to travel to Denton, Texas for an in-person interview in accordance with university policies and procedures.
Review of materials will begin Friday, November 11, 2022 and will continue until position is closed.
Duties to begin in August 2023.

EEO Statement
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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