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Assistant Professor- Applied Percussion

Austin Peay State University
Job Location:
Clarksville, 37044
Adjunct Position?

Position Summary
Austin Peay State University invites applications for an applied percussion instructor at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a full-time, 9-month tenure-track faculty position commencing August 1, 2024. Salary is commensurate with experience and education.

The Department of Music at Austin Peay State University, an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music, enjoys a vital presence on campus, in the Clarksville community, and in the region. The Department boasts a nationally recognized and acoustically superior concert hall, along with outstanding performance, practice, rehearsal, and studio spaces. The Department of Music is an integral member of the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA A long-established state-funded initiative, CECA is designed to enhance the cultural environment of the university, community, and region through a diverse range of imaginative arts experiences.

Austin Peay State University is a four-year public, doctoral-level university, with six colleges and four Chairs of Excellence. The University has an enrollment of over 10,000 students and is located in Clarksville, Tennessee, a community of an estimated 170,957 people located approximately 40 miles northwest of Nashville, TN.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will:
  • Teach applied undergraduate and graduate percussion lessons.
  • Coach percussion ensembles.
  • Teach percussion methods classes.
  • Advise undergraduate and graduate students and participate in the assessment of juries, junior level hearings, and recital hearings.
  • Collaborate with the other areas within the Music Department; with other departments across campus; and with area musicians and music educators.
  • Engage in significant professional creative / scholarly activities.
  • Actively participate in relevant professional organizations.
  • Maintain an active and ongoing recruiting agenda for the department.
  • Serve on faculty committees.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Organization
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to complete multiple simultaneous tasks with high level of quality
  • Administration / leadership
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellence as a teacher of undergraduate students
Required Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Music required. Earned doctorate in Music desired.
  • Demonstrated record of success as a performer and teaching artist.
  • Collegiate experience preferred.
  • Commitment to diversity.
  • A background search will be required of the successful applicant.
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