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Visiting Assistant Prof. of Music Educ.

Saint Martins University
Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
May 24, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Saint Martin’s University Department of Fine and Performing Arts invites applications for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music with the possibility for renewal. Primary responsibilities include conducting the SMU Wind Ensemble, directing the Saints Pep Band, and teaching courses in music theory and music education. Other duties include coordination of the instrumental music area, and active recruiting for the instrumental ensembles. We seek a dynamic teacher-performer-scholar with a passion for the small liberal arts setting, an energy for program building, and versatile scholarship.  The candidate would exhibit passion for sharing musical expertise with students as the music department looks to the future.   The position has a full-time teaching load to begin fall (August) 2022 for the 2022-2023 academic school year.  The successful candidates must have a doctorate degree (D.M.A. or Ph.D.) with a specialization in conducting, music education, or similar discipline plus significant conducting experience.

Questions or inquiries can be sent to Kelly Quiroz, Executive Assistant to the Dean, or (360) 438-4564



Established in 1895, Saint Martin’s University is the educational mission of Saint Martin’s Abbey, a Catholic Benedictine monastery, whose members pray, work, and live together on the University campus. The physical beauty of Saint Martin’s 300-acre campus reflects the rich intellectual and spiritual nature of its presence in the Pacific Northwest. 

Essential features of University life are animated by its Benedictine identity and its participation in the centuries-old traditions of Catholic intellectual thought and the search for truth. 

Thus, the University honors students and guides them towards achieving academic excellence. Superior teaching is the expected norm. Rooted in the long tradition of the liberal arts, the University curriculum cultivates creativity and the ability to communicate and pursue ideas; critical thinking and independent inquiry; academic proficiency; the formation of sound ethical judgments; and service to humanity. 

Reflecting the Benedictine virtue of hospitality, the University welcomes and, indeed, seeks students and employees not only from the Pacific Northwest, but also from other parts of the nation and the world at its main and extension campuses. Saint Martin’s treasures persons of all ages, religions, and nationalities as it encourages cognizance of diverse viewpoints and an appreciation of all cultures.

Ranked by Niche as the second (#2) most diverse private college in Washington State in 2020. Saint Martin’s is extremely proud of our student diversity.  Our university treasures persons of all abilities, ages, ethnicities, genders, nationalities, orientations, races, and religions.  In particular, we know that students educated in an ethnically diverse setting perform better academically and reap greater professional success than their peers from more homogeneous learning environments. We proudly celebrate that our student population is 51% undergraduate and 32% graduate students of color.  We are committed to pursuing an employee community that reflects a similar, if not the same percentage.  

Therefore, we intentionally encourage and request that members of historically underrepresented groups apply to join this community.  All of us, from all backgrounds, are making a commitment to do and be better for our students, faculty, and staff.


APPLICATION MATERIALS – Please submit the following: 


  • Cover letter that includes (a) relevant qualifications, and (b) research and teaching interests, 
  • Curriculum vitae, 
  • Unofficial or official copies of graduate transcript(s), 
  • A statement of teaching philosophy, and 
  • 3 letters of recommendation 
  • Link or uploaded file of a video providing 20 minutes of rehearsal and performance footage.

 Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 


Vaccination cards required for fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated must apply for exemption and submit weekly COVID test results.

To see the full job description or to apply for this position, please visit our website at Work at Saint Martin’s .

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