The Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with an intermediate academic rank who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching, research, and professional service appropriate to the discipline. The Assistant Professor’s teaching responsibilities are assigned by the academic department head and may include serving as an academic advisor. The Assistant Professor engages in scholarly activities beyond those associated with teaching and is expected to demonstrate professional productivity in research, based upon the availability of resources and consistent with the mission of the University.
Description of Primary Duties:
Depending on the candidate's strengths and needs of the music department, primary duties will include:
Teaching and recruitment of both undergraduate and graduate ’cello music majors
Teaching Music Education string techniques and music appreciation/music history
Maintain an active performance schedule
Support the departmental focus on music education by building relationships with local, state, and regional significant string programs to promote recruiting and retention of string majors
Actively recruit and retain undergraduate & graduate music majors and non-music majors to support an established orchestral program
Ability to work collegially with faculty colleagues, area orchestra directors, and alumni
Dedication to public outreach through solo and chamber string music while maintaining MSU's Public Affairs Mission of cultural competence, community engagement, and ethical leadership
Engage in active research and creative activities while maintaining meaningful service at the departmental, college, and university levels
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Doctorate in ’cello performance (DMA, DM, DA) is required.
Candidates who are ABD with May/August 2018 graduation dates will be considered.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
First date of consideration will be 01-22-18, and continue until the search is completed.
Include application letter, current CV, video(s) of recent solo and chamber performances, unofficial college transcripts, three current letters of recommendation, and full contact information for five professional references.
Video web links can be uploaded utilizing the online media presentation during the online application process or applicants may submit a DVD to the Music Department.
Dr. Julie Combs, Head Department of Music 901 S. National Avenue Missouri State University Springfield, MO 65897
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