Assistant/Associate Professor of Music - Strings/Tenure Track/Tenured

Mississippi, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 11, 2021
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary: The Music Department at Jackson State University is accepting applications for its Assistant/Associate Professor of Music — Strings position.  In order to receive full consideration applications must be received by April 15, 2021.

Minimum Required Education:  Terminal degree in strings required by the date of appointment. ABD applicants will be considered.

Minimum Required Experience:  A minimum of 3 years teaching experience preferred and active artistic/performance life at the local, national, and international levels.


  • Maintain national/international visibility through performance and research/creative activity.
  • Exceptional teaching and strong performance skills required.
  • Record of recruiting and retaining students and maintaining an outstanding applied studio.
  • Experience with chamber music coaching/performance and string festival planning and implementation
  • preferred.
  • Experience with grantsmanship, community engagement and fundraising.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Exceptional teaching skills on string instruments.
  • Proficient playing skills required.
  • Applicants should have experience working with diverse populations.

Job Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Manage, maintain, and recruit, multiple student studio that will assist in building the university orchestral program.
  • Coordinate and coach chamber music ensemble(s) and plan performances.
  • Participate in faculty collaborative performances.
  • Teach applied string lessons as well as method string classes.
  • Serve on instrumental juries and recital/audition committees.
  • Actively recruit with ensemble directors and university undergraduate and graduate recruitment offices.
  • Advise/mentor students and supervise student activities such as competitions, conferences, and outreach performances.
  • Maintain ongoing artistic and/or scholarly research agenda to include performances, grantsmanship, and publications.
  • Appropriate departmental, university, and community service is expected.
  • Other instructional responsibilities determined by candidates’ qualifications and departmental needs.