Assistant Professor, Music and Interdisciplinary Arts

Worcester State University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Music, Other Arts, Performing Arts, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
About Worcester State University:

WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a liberal arts and sciences university with a long tradition of academic excellence dating back to 1874, as well as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to reflect the diversity of its community. Our workforce is dedicated to academic quality, student-centered programming, engaged citizenship, open exchanges of ideas, diversity and inclusiveness, and civility and integrity. We are looking for job applicants who share these values and commitment to our students.

Worcester State is centrally located in Massachusetts, about an hour's drive from Boston, Springfield, and Providence, Rhode Island. Our 58-acre campus is nestled in the residential northwest side of Worcester--the second largest city in New England and home to 37,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and universities. Over 6,000 of those students attend Worcester State--approximately 5,300 are undergraduates and 1,000 are graduate students. Learn more about us at .

Job Description:

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts seeks a tenure-track assistant professor of Music/Interdisciplinary Arts with a start date of September 1, 2022. Visual and Performing Arts, a growing department at WSU, offers a unique Interdisciplinary Visual Performing Arts major, offering core courses in art, music, theatre, and dance with an elective-based module allowing students to tailor the major to their own area of interest(s).

Job responsibilities include teaching Music History, World Music, Music Appreciation, Interdisciplinary Art Theory, and other courses as needed, including interdisciplinary and special topic courses; involvement in applied music as director of a small instrumental ensemble(s) and/or teaching individual instrumental applied lessons; participating in department meetings, serving on department and university committees, recruitment and advising; mentoring and advising senior thesis capstone projects; and continuing scholarship and/or creative work.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence; promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion; and creating, fostering, and sustaining a culture of collaboration in and out of the classroom.



  • PhD in Musicology or Ethnomusicology, conferred by September 1, 2022;
  • strong instrumental background in performance of classical repertoire and other contemporary styles/genres;
  • demonstrated effective teaching experience at the college level; and
  • a portfolio of scholarship and/or creative work.

Additional Information:

Worcester State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/V. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of Worcester State University that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by WSU, to be verified after an offer of employment has been made, and as part of the background check process. Prospective employees may submit a request for exemption based on a religious and/or medical basis, to Human Resources.

Salary and rank commensurate with experience.

Review of applications will begin on or about October 15, and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply online through Interview Exchange: Please submit a letter of interest, CV, teaching philosophy, portfolio of scholarship or creative work (or link to), and the contact information for three professional references who will write a letter of recommendation on your behalf.

Information which cannot be uploaded by the applicant may be faxed to 508-929-8163 or mailed to:

Executive Director, Chief Human Resources Officer

Worcester State University

486 Chandler Street

Worcester, MA 01602

*Proof of highest degree is required upon hire, by means of verification through the National Student Clearinghouse, or by official, sealed transcript.


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