ASSISTANT PROFESSOR of Music – Saxophone – Austin, TX

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR of Music – Saxophone

Stephen F. Austin State University

Austin, TX


Job description

Posting Number:F2023-007

Other Specifications:
The successful candidate will teach applied saxophone, pedagogy, and literature; provide support for all departmental ensembles; and recruit for and maintain a high-quality saxophone studio. Other teaching may include coaching chamber music and classroom assignments commensurate with departmental needs and candidate’s qualifications. Faculty are expected to be active as performers, in research, and/or other creative achievement and contribute to an environment of academic and artistic achievement and be committed to fulfilling service obligations to the school, college, university, and profession. Faculty are expected to embrace and maintain the spirit of collegiality which exists in the School of Music.

Doctoral degree is required. A minimum of three years of collegiate teaching experience or equivalent professional performing experience is required.

The ideal candidate will have successful teaching and performance at the college/university level and demonstrated professional level artistry in performance.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Performs an equivalent of twenty-four teaching load credits for the combined fall and spring semesters; reduction of teaching load through reassignment of duties is possible under certain circumstances.
  2. Engages in research/scholarly/creative and service activities at levels that are appropriate to faculty rank and departmental tenure/merit criteria.
  3. Provides services to the university and the profession.
  4. Participates in promotion review of lower-ranked faculty members within the department.
  5. When tenured, participates in tenure review of candidates for tenure.
  6. May conduct supplemental instructional activities such as independent studies, internships, advising, and thesis/dissertation supervision.

Non-Essential Job Functions:

  1. May receive course load reassignment when assigned administrative duties in support of the department/college/university.
  2. May receive course load reassignment when assigned to prepare course material during the first semester/year when included as part of initial contract.
  3. May receive course load reassignment when approved to conduct research/scholarly/creative accomplishment and service which exceed normal expectations.
  4. May supervise the work of student and/or graduate assistants.
  5. May serve on departmental, college, and university committees.
  6. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  1. Extensive knowledge in the field in which the individual will be teaching.
  2. Ability to effectively teach undergraduate and/or graduate students.
  3. Ability and commitment to conduct research and/or scholarly/creative accomplishments and service.
  4. Ability to work within a collaborative faculty environment.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
  6. Ability to work effectively and patiently with students.

Required Education:
Terminal degree in the field in which the individual will be teaching is required. ABDcandidates may be considered if Ph.D. is earned prior to start date.

Required Experience and Training:
The rank of assistant professor is held by an individual who demonstrates the capability to produce research/scholarly/creative accomplishments, teach effectively, and provide service to the academic and general communities.

How to apply

For full consideration, application materials must be submitted online.

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Pending legislative approval, Stephen F. Austin State University will become a member of the University of Texas System, effective Fall of 2023.

Stephen F. Austin State University is a comprehensive, regional institution located in Nacogdoches, Texas. The university enrolls approximately 13,000 students and offers 83 undergraduate majors and 120 areas of study within six academic colleges – business, education, fine arts, forestry and agriculture, sciences and mathematics, and liberal and applied arts. SFA offers degree programs both online and on its beautifully wooded campus nestled in the heart of Texas Forest Country.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, SFA is ranked a Tier 1 Regional University by U.S. News and World Report. SFA provides the academic breadth of a state university with the personalized attention of a private school. With a student-to-faculty ration of 19:1 and an average class size of 26, professors get to know their students and provide classroom instruction tailored to each student's needs and goals. Smaller classes combined with hands-on study, internships and research opportunities give students valuable experience that translates to their chosen career paths. 


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