TTU School of Music
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Oct 29, 2020
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Announcement


Appointment: Full-time, tenure-track appointment, beginning Fall 2021

Application Deadline: Review of applicants will begin on November 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience


The qualified candidate is required to have an earned doctorate and should have demonstrated successful K-12 public school teaching experience as an instrumental music educator (band) with expertise related to beginner and middle school instruction and pedagogy. Additionally, this individual should possess a substantial knowledge of current trends in public education, including those related to issues of instrumental pedagogy and social justice.  The qualified candidate should demonstrate evidence of scholarly contributions to the field of music education through publications and/or presentations and demonstrate a record of community engagement and service to the profession. Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply.  Preferred qualifications include successful teaching of related undergraduate and graduate courses at the university level, experience supervising student teachers, and a commitment to and experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students.



The qualified candidate will teach appropriate courses in the music education sequence, which may include band instrumental methods courses, upper-level field-based practicum courses, student teacher supervision, additional courses (e.g., jazz, world music) as they apply to current pedagogy in the public schools, and graduate courses. Develop and maintain creative/scholarly and service contributions to the profession. Service duties will include recruitment, outreach and engagement with the music education community, and commitment to extracurricular activities.  Service to the college, department, and university is also expected.  The candidate will serve as part of a collaborative music education faculty that includes specialists in the areas of band, choir, orchestra, early childhood, elementary, research, technology, diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.



As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a mulaticultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.


Apply online at

Refer to TTU Faculty job postings, requisition number 22039BR (a two-step procedure).

Please provide the following with your application:

  1. Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Diversity Statement as it pertains to issues in music education
  4. Example of published scholarship
  5. List of three to five references with contact information

Review of applicants will begin November 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.


Dr. Jacqueline Henninger, Chair of Music Education Search Committee,

If you experience difficulties with the online application, contact TTU at 806-742-3851 ext. 238.