Assistant Professor of Music Education #202229TTL

Texas State University
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Education, Other Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

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 projects;
  • 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 funds. 

Required Qualifications:         

  • 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 lesson/classroom. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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.

Application Procedures:

Only applications submitted for this specific posting through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered,

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 verifications.

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 System.

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.

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