The School of
Music at Texas State University seeks to fill a
tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the area
of music education string specialist.
The successful candidate will be expected to:
- Teach undergraduate courses in string music education, graduate
courses in areas of expertise, and other courses as needed;
- Maintain a record of scholarly/creative activity, participate
in outreach programs, and make substantive professional
contributions in the field of music education;
- Supervise student teachers and graduate-level capstone
- Participate in university, community, and professional service
which may include recruiting, supervision/management of the Texas
State String Project and mentorship of an
established ASTA Student Chapter; and
- Teach applied studio lessons as needed
Specific duties are assigned by the Director of the School of
Music. All positions are subject to the availability of
- Doctorate in music education or equivalent degree;
- Success as a music educator with a minimum of three years of
secondary-level classroom string teaching experience; and
- Ability to effectively teach and model in the private
- Demonstrated expertise and experience teaching string orchestra
and/or string techniques;
- College teaching experience;
- Experience in Suzuki instructional techniques;
- Experience supervising student teachers; and
- Violin or bass candidates preferred but all others are
encouraged to apply.
Only applications submitted for this specific posting through
the Texas State University website will be accepted and
To assure full consideration, please submit the following by
November1, 2021: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list
of three references.
Semi-finalists will be asked to submit transcripts, a writing
sample, group and individual instruction videos, and other
supporting materials as designated by the search committee.
The selected candidate will be required to provide official
transcripts from all degree granting Universities.
Texas State University is an Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive
thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals
from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share
our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our
diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the
outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal
history, driving records, education records, employment
verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility
Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the
use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas
State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.
Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University
Why Work at Texas State?
Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and
2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A
member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity
Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge,
fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing
population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that
await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.
Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative
and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a
spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates
for a variety of faculty positions.