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Lecturer in Music - Applied Low Brass, Fine and Preforming Arts

Northwest Missouri State University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 25, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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PRIMARY DUTY: The Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Northwest Missouri State 

University invites applications for a full-time, one-year term appointment in Applied Low Brass (trombone, euphonium, and tuba) beginning August 2022. Other teaching duties will be assigned per department need and the candidate’s expertise. The successful candidate must have professional performance experience in various musical genres and possess a strong record of recruiting music majors and maintaining a studio of low brass students at the collegiate level.



  1. Teach coursework as described above
  2. Serve on committees as assigned
  3. Hold seven office hours/week
  4. Actively recruit students for the music program
  5. Continued efforts in performance and scholarly/creative activity
  6. Perform other duties as assigned by the department



  • Master’s degree in Music or Music Education is required.
  • Successful university teaching experience in Applied Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba.
  • A consistent record of professional experience as a performer/scholar on trombone, euphonium, or tuba.
  • A strong record of recruiting music majors and maintaining a studio of low brass students at the collegiate level.


WORKING CONDITIONS: Collaborative academic environment in a Fine and Performing Arts Department at a regional, comprehensive university. Faculty use Canvas, an online learning management system, and are provided a laptop computer.                                    




EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS USED: Laptop computer, software/online course and information management systems as needed, university instruments. 

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to lift and carry 20 pounds.



COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri, and 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. For more information visit the city’s website at


UNIVERSITY: With an enrollment of more than 7,200 students, Northwest is a coeducational, primarily residential four-year university that offers a broad range of undergraduate and selected graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as its Northwest-Kansas City location at the Northland Innovation Center and through Northwest Online.


Founded in 1905, Northwest places a high emphasis on profession-based learning to help graduates get a jumpstart on their careers. Students have opportunities to build their résumés with experiences on campus in nearly every area of study, including the Horace Mann Laboratory SchoolNational Public Radio affiliate KXCV, the R.T. Wright Farm, Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area or Knacktive, a student-driven integrated digital marketing communications agency.


The University is a national model for student success and career placement. In addition, 96 percent of Northwest bachelor’s degree earners and 99 percent of master’s degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data. Zippia, a career website, names Northwest the best college in Missouri for getting a job.


Furthermore, its vibrant and diverse learning community offers more than 150 student organizations, and textbooks and a laptop are included in tuition, which is among the lowest in the nation, saving students an estimated $7,200 over four years. Northwest also offers 1,200 student employment positions, allowing students to build professional skills through its internationally benchmarked student employment program. Designated the Missouri Arboretum, the Northwest campus was named one of the “50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.”


For more information about Northwest and its performance, visit




APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin June 6, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. 




TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking to reach our employment opportunities listing. You will also need to submit the application materials listed below in order for them to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or email for more information.


APPLICATION MATERIALS: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) names, addresses,

and contact information (email and phone) for four professional references, (4) recordings of solo performances (provided via link to YouTube, Dropbox, etc., please do not email files), (5) applied lesson videos, and (6) unofficial copies of transcripts (official copies required prior to hire).



Dr. William Richardson

Professor of Music

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