University of Houston Assistant or Associate Professor of Organ in Houston, Texas

Job Description

The Moores School of Music seeks candidates for a tenured or tenure-track position in organ at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to begin Fall 2017. The successful applicant should be an accomplished organist and teacher, with strong pedagogical skills in studio instruction, sacred music traditions and practices, and other organ-related topics. This position assumes abilities to recruit and train undergraduate and graduate student organists (freshmen through DMA), supervise doctoral documents, work collegially with other faculty, serve on student recital and faculty committees, and contribute to the intellectual and musical life of the School and the larger community. Other duties may include teaching courses commensurate with the candidate’s strengths, including those affiliated with the school’s MM in Sacred Music program.

In addition to its primary concert instrument in the Fine Arts Building Organ Hall by Rudolf van Beckerath (1974), the Moores School organ program maintains agreements with local churches, including a monthly student recital series at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (Martin Pasi organ, 2010) and teaching/practice privileges and a shared organ intern/TA position at St Philip Presbyterian Church (Paul Fritts organ, 2010).

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three recommenders. Work samples will be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars.

Minimum Qualifications

An established or emerging national or international reputation as a performer, teacher, and church musician.

Master’s degree required; doctorate preferred. Equivalent professional experience will be given equal consideration.

Preferred Qualifications

Job Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Organ

Posting Number: F00331

Department: Music:H0090

Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Benefits Eligible?: Yes

Full-time/Part-time Status: Full-time

Special Instructions to the Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

Desired Employee Start Date: 09/01/2017

Posting Open Date: 10/11/2016

Open Until Filled?: Yes