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Instructor, Music

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, 24061

Job Description

The Music program within the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech (SOPA) ( seeks a candidate at the rank of Instructor for academic year (9-month) appointment with an initial term of two-years. The instructor will teach core classes in the undergraduate sequence for all SOPA majors. Teaching responsibilities will include high-enrollment general education courses as well as courses in applied jazz. This role is also uniquely positioned to serve as an bridge across the music program, opening a myriad of opportunities in teaching. The instructor will be expected to maintain a distinguished record of professional creative work beyond the university.

The School of Performing Arts is one of several schools at the university level supporting creative practice and interdisciplinary work in the arts. The School of Performing Arts includes academic programs in cinema, dance, music, and theatre and produces an extensive season of events in these fields.

The College of Architecture, Arts, and Design at Virginia Tech affirms our collective responsibility to encourage, build, and embrace the polyculturalism of our world. We do this by acknowledging and addressing our past, recognizing our current responsibility, and acting in the interests of building and sustaining communities that are truly safe, supportive, and inclusive for all. Our commitment is to continually and proactively engage in these processes for the benefit of our students, staff, and faculty across the college and the communities around the world we aim to serve.

Required Qualifications

Master's degree in music required. Evidence of significant experience in music performance and excellence in teaching at the college level is required. The successful candidate will demonstrate high potential for recruitment and building an outstanding program. We seek candidates who have demonstrated the potential to contribute effectively to a faculty team dedicated to creating a positive, dynamic, and inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate in music or equivalent experience

Application Materials

A completed application will include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter
  • List of three professional references
  • One-page personal statement of teaching philosophy including the candidate's ideas for supporting an equitable and inclusive educational environment consistent with the Virginia Tech Principles of Community. Specific examples of experiences, activities, and plans will help us identify candidates who support our college's aim to sustain an equitable climate and extend our university's commitment to inclusive excellence.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Salary range is $50,000 - $54,000 per year

Review Date

March 1, 2024

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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