The School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts (PVFA) at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position with a nine-month, academic appointment beginning Fall 2023.
The school and the Dance, Music, and Theatre Performance Section seek an individual with expertise in woodwind performance. The competitive applicant will have experience teaching lessons on any of the following instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone or bassoon. The applicant must also have experience leading an ensemble (genre open). Preference will be given to candidates who teach and perform in a variety of styles (classical, folk, popular) and diverse genres (such as jazz, Latin American/Caribbean, African, or other global genres). Candidates who can teach courses about historical and cultural contexts of instrumental wind performance practices are particularly encouraged to apply.
Candidates are expected to teach undergraduate courses in music (including individual instruction, ensembles, and lecture or seminar courses), assist with the development of a music program with an expected start date of Fall 2024, and contribute to academic and professional service. Candidates must have a well-developed research/creative works agenda that will inform and advance the field and gain visibility through peer-reviewed academic publications, juried creative works or both.
The School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts is a new school within the Texas A&M University System and has a diverse and dynamic mission with over 60 faculty and 15 staff members and a projected exponential growth in the next five years. The school was formed from three departments/programs spread across the university: the Department of Visualization, the Department of Performance Studies, and the Dance Science program. The mission of the school places a heavy emphasis on faculty and student collaboration and interdisciplinary work in both scholarly and creative research. Texas A&M University leadership has charged PVFA with developing innovative research and creative works, public performances, and degree offerings at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels that build upon our strength in merging art and science, as well as the traditional fields of music, dance, art, and theater. PVFA is projected to move into a new, $175 million state-of-the-art visual and performing arts center with construction slated to begin in 2024.