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Instructor of Brass (Open Rank) #557

Mississippi University for Women
Job Location:
Columbus, 39701

The Department of Music at the Mississippi University for Women invites applicationsfor a full-time, brass specialist faculty position (any brass instrument) at Open Rank (Instructor – Assistant -Associate Professor) level to begin in August 2024. The successful candidate will possess a strong background in brass performance and brass pedagogy.This position is tenure track for qualified candidates (a doctorate is required).


    •  Teaching applied brass lessons (all brass instruments: trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba and French horn).
    •  Teach Brass Instruments (methods) course for Music Education majors
    •  Teach music courses in a secondary area within the candidate’s strengths and background as assigned by the chair of the department
    •  Possible secondary area courses include Music Appreciation, Theory Lab (ear-training), Theory, Introduction to Music Literature (survey).
    •  Maintain a high profile as a performer through state, regional, national, and international performances, adjudication, and conference presentations
    •  Actively recruit for the music department
    •  Engage in departmental, college, and university service activities
    • Academic advising and other service assignments as needed by the department

Required Qualifications

A Master’s degree in music is required at the start of employment, along with evidence of effective studio teaching. Minimum two years of experience teaching at the university level (graduate school teaching experience can fulfill this requirement). Significant professional experience as a brass performer .Applicants must provide YouTube links of recent performances.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate in music (required for the tenure track position)

Review of applications will begin on January 11, 2024, and continue thereafter until the position is filled.

Background Check Statement

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. However, failure to disclose may disqualify a candidate.

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