Assistant Professor of Music

Indiana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 03, 2021
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Franklin College invites applications for a 3-year visiting Assistant Professor of Music to begin August, 2021. This is a renewable position with the possibility of conversion to a tenure-track line. We provide a strong, active, and tailored liberal arts education through small class sizes and intentional relationships between students and their faculty mentors.  Located about 20 miles from downtown Indianapolis, we support purposeful and practical academic experiences in and out of the classroom that leverage this location as students pursue personal, intellectual and professional growth.  Please see for more details.


The ideal candidate is a skilled conductor who is capable of teaching Applied Brass Lessons, Brass Methods, and Conducting, as well as an Introduction to Music class for non-music majors. Responsibilities will include directing the Franklin College Wind Ensemble and Franklin College Pep Band. A very strong background in recruiting and the ability to organize and lead athletic instrumental ensembles are required. The candidate should eagerly build relationships with local high school directors. Broad service to the college such as advising and committee work is required.


Candidates who can demonstrate a dedication to teaching and a genuine interest in working with undergraduates in a small, collegial liberal arts setting that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction will be given preference. We seek applications from individuals with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college's continuing commitment to diversity, especially those with demonstrated success working with diverse populations and with a record of programming diverse music for wind ensemble. College-level teaching experience preferred but not required. Master’s degree required. DMA or Ph.D. preferred; Ph.D. or DMA is required for tenure. ABD candidates will be considered.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a single PDF file that contains only the following, in this order: a 1) letter of application, 2) vita, and 3) statement of teaching philosophy via the application link - Inquiries should be sent to


Applicants should have transcripts, a teaching portfolio (sample syllabi, video & recordings of performances, plus teaching evaluations), and three letters of recommendation (at least one of which can speak to the candidate's teaching effectiveness) ready to provide upon request.