Assistant Professor or Term Lecturer of Percussion and Music Theory, Fine and Performing Arts

Missouri, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 07, 2021
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

PRIMARY DUTY: The Northwest Missouri State University Department of Fine and Performing Arts seeks a Term Lecturer (one year) or Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Music Theory and Applied Percussion starting in the 2021-22 academic year. This is a full-time position. Teaching duties include two sections of undergraduate advanced music theory and sight-singing/ear training, applied percussion, percussion methods, and percussion ensemble. Due to the inclusion of percussion methods, public school teaching experience is preferred. The successful candidate will also provide service to the Department and University in keeping with expectations for full-time faculty and maintain an appropriate scholarly/creative portfolio.



  1. Teach coursework as described above/as needed by the Department
  2. Serve on committees as assigned
  3. Hold seven office hours/week
  4. Academic advising
  5. Actively recruit students for the music program
  6. Maintain percussion inventory (track, assign, organize, and pursue maintenance as needed)
  7. Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Chair



      Education: Terminal degree in Music (Music Theory or Percussion preferred). ABD will be


      Experience: Successful higher education teaching experience in Applied Percussion and/or Music


      Skills: Percussion inventory management    


WORKING CONDITIONS: Collaborative academic environment in a Fine and Performing Arts Department at a regional, comprehensive university. Faculty use Canvas, an online learning management system, and are provided a laptop computer.                         


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: supervise student employees as assigned


EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS USED: laptop computer, software/online course and information delivery management systems as needed, university instruments.                   


TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to lift and carry 20 pounds.



APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin April 9th and continue until filled.


DATE AVAILABLE: August, 2021         


TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking to reach our employment opportunities listing. You will also need to submit a cover letter, resume/C.V., transcripts, links to videos of solo percussion performance and ensemble rehearsal, one-page teaching philosophy that also addresses the candidates approach to teaching in a diverse setting, and the contact information for three references in order for your application materials to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or email for more information.



      Dr. Katy Strickland, Ph.D.

      Chair, Department of Fine & Performing Arts

      Northwest Missouri State University

      Maryville, MO  64468