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University of Mary Hardin Baylor’s College of Visual and Performing Arts seeks qualified faculty to serve as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Operations/Technical Director for the university’s Performing Arts Center. This position is available for initial hire on a mutually agreeable date beginning January 4, 2021, but no later than June 1, 2021. This is a 12-month non-tenure track faculty contract position, reporting directly to the Dean of the College. This position will participate actively in the college community, as well as work cooperatively with local fine arts groups.
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, an 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.
Teaching responsibilities include: courses in the music business program. The typical teaching load for this position will be 9-12 load credit hours per academic year. Summer teaching, if any, will be paid separately.
Performing Arts Center Director responsibilities include: overseeing all aspects of the day-to-day operations, usage, scheduling and maintenance of the university’s Performing Arts Center. Supervises PAC staff. Supervises assigned operating budgets. Oversees the PAC Safety Program, in collaboration with the university’s safety administrators. Provides job-specific theater safety training. Assures that all scheduled events are well coordinated. Assures proper staffing and coordination with other departments for needed services for events.
Technical Director responsibilities include: overseeing the technical aspects of the PAC’s assorted performance productions (approximately 20 UMHB ensemble and guest artist concerts, 12 student recitals, and 1 musical theatre production per semester). Designs, sets up, maintains, and operates sound systems for university productions and projects. In collaboration with the performance director, facilitates lighting, and set design and construction for university productions and projects. Determines the necessary technical supports necessary for university events and performances in advance of production dates. Supervises set and stage construction and management.
Qualifications: A Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field, with at least 18 graduate hours in music, is required. 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: 1427
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.