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The University of Mary Hardin Baylor’s College of Visual and Performing Arts seeks qualified faculty for its Instrumental Music Program beginning mid-July 2021 (10-month contract position), with initial appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, commensurate with experience. UMHB seeks faculty who are active Christians and dedicated teacher-scholars to prepare students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society.
The Department of Music offers the following undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Bachelor of Music in Performance, Bachelor of Music in Church Music, Bachelor of Arts in Music, and Bachelor of Arts in Music with an Emphasis in Music Business.
UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, a historic town of 22,000 in the heart of central Texas. Nearby cities are Temple (5 miles), Waco (45 miles), Austin (65 miles), San Antonio (130 miles) and Dallas/Ft. Worth (130 miles). Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community.
Faculty Responsibilities: Activities required of all faculty include exemplary teaching, curriculum development, student advising; professional attainment; and service to department, college, university, and the community.
Specific Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate course in the Department of Music as outlined below. The teaching load is typically 12 hours per semester.
1. Ensemble responsibilities to include all or part of the following: Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and Athletic Bands. • The Wind Ensemble is the concert ensemble of the instrumental program. The ensemble performs a minimum of one concert each semester and performs a variety of repertoire that includes new music, classic standards, and chamber music. • The Jazz Ensemble performs multiple concerts throughout the year. The ensemble performs an eclectic variety of repertoire. • The Blackshirt Cru Spirit Band is the musical ambassador for the athletic program, primarily basketball and football. During the fall, the spirit band performs at all home football games and other related events. In the spring, the spirit band performs at most home men’s and women’s basketball games. 2. Additional teaching assignments based on candidate’s strengths and Program needs including, but not limited to: instrumental conducting, applied instruction, band/orchestra literature, etc.
Qualifications:Master’s degree from an accredited institution with at least 18 graduate hours in music is required; terminal degree in music is preferred. Tenure-track status requires a completed terminal degree in the field. Excellent teaching and communication skills, a dedication to professional attainment, and commitment to quality improvement are essential. Must be an active and committed Christian.
Salaries and Benefits:
Competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan with match and UMHB tuition benefits for employees and their dependents.
Position will remain open until filled.
Internal Number: 1421
About University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Founded in 1845, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor has traditionally been known for producing excellent educators, nurses, business leaders and missionaries. That has not changed, but today UMHB is also earning recognition for its talented science and music graduates, for top-notch graduate programs in counseling, physical therapy and more.
Research done in the university's Human Performance Laboratory is being applauded for its contributions to the field of sport nutrition. The university's new competency-based education program for adult learners is the first of its kind among private colleges and universities in Texas. And enrollment at UMHB has set new records every year for the last seven years.
What's behind this success? An unapologetic dedication to Christian principles. An emphasis on inspired teaching, on making each student's learning experience the best it can be. A commitment to excellence in every aspect of university life.
If one word could be chosen to summarize what is happening at UMHB today, that word would be "MOMENTUM."
It takes a powerful force to gain momentum in an upward trajectory, and that force is present and real at UMHB today. ... Mary Hardin-Baylor is moving forward, offering Christian higher education in compelling new ways to a growing number of students. UMHB has nearly 4,000 students pursuing degrees at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree levels and nearly 500 employees including 190 full-time faculty members.
UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of over 20,000 in the heart of central Texas. Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community.