Assistant Professor of Music

Saginaw Valley State University

Assistant Professor of Music
External posting
Full-Time, Exempt , Faculty


The Department of Music at Saginaw Valley State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant
professor in Music (theory and jazz), starting August 2023. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence at the
undergraduate level. Teaching opportunities will include theory, aural skills, jazz band/jazz combos that explore a diverse set of musics,
and general education. The expectation is for in-person, on-campus teaching and active involvement in the recruitment and retention of

Doctorate in Music or closely related field from an accredited

Experience rehearsing and directing a jazz big band;

Ability to bring a diversity of perspectives to the music
theory sequence;

Evidence of teaching effectiveness in music theory;

An established scholarly research or creative activities

Ability to work with a diverse student population.

Prior experience
teaching theory at the college level; Preference will be given to candidates with improvisation teaching experience and
experience; Experience teaching courses online.

vitae; Contact information for five references; Unofficial transcripts; A doc. or pdf. file with links to a 15-20 minute teaching video
(theory) and a 15-20 minute jazz band rehearsal video.

Posted through: Open Until Filled
Applicants must apply online:

About SVSU:
Saginaw Valley State University is a comprehensive university with more than 100 programs
of study for its more than 7,000 students. Located on a suburban campus in Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU is committed to a
supportive and empowering environment for students, faculty and staff. For seven consecutive years, SVSU has been recognized as a “Great
College to Work For” (2016-2022).

SVSU emphasizes undergraduate teaching and learning, and community-based research. SVSU
earned the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a distinction achieved by only
7 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. By their senior year, 84 percent of students have engaged with community employers and agencies
in internships, field placements or some other component of their academic preparation.

SVSU is establishing itself as a leader in
STEAM education for the Great Lakes Bay Region, partnering with businesses, foundations and school districts to improve students’
performance in math, science and the arts at the middle school, high school and university levels. 

More than 70 percent of SVSU
freshmen live on campus in student housing that has been rated No. 1 among public universities in the U.S. (2018-2022). SVSU fields 19
varsity sports at the NCAA Division II level. The average class size is 23 students. For more information, please visit our website,



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