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Searches for academic positions in Percussion in 2016-17. This page is for jobs that begin in 2017.

This wiki welcomes postings about collegiate percussion jobs from institutions around the world, including but not limited to: full-time tenure track faculty, non-tenure track full-time university faculty, lecturer positions, and part-time/adjunct work at colleges and universities.


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Schools with Accepted OffersEdit

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University: Name (Current Position [if applicable], DMA-GRANTING INSTITUTION, and year, if known)

University of Texas-San Antonio: Jonathan Tirado (Marching Percussion Specialist)

Western Carolina University: Adam Groh (Assistant Professor of Percussion, DMA-University of Texas-Austin)

Jobs for 2017Edit

Berklee College of Music: Chair of the Percussion Department (Deadline: 15 February 2017)Edit

  • Tracking Code: 1059-215
  • Job Description: Berklee College of Music is now accepting applications for the position of Chair of the Percussion Department. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Berklee is the world's largest independent music college and the premier institution for the study of contemporary music. The Berklee community consists of 4,500 talented and diverse students, 630 internationally respected faculty, over 500 dedicated staff, and an extended family of alumni, whose numerous Grammy awards testify to their contributions to the music of our time.
  • The Percussion Department includes 10 full-time and 25 part-time faculty, providing private percussion lessons and lab instruction to over 640 Berklee students. Departmental curriculum for drum set, vibraphone, marimba, hand percussion, steel pan and orchestral percussion principals supports the development of good technical facility, intensive training in sight -reading, the understanding of drum rudiments and their use in all styles of performance, improvisational skills, stylistic interpretation, and overall performance skills as applied to contemporary percussion styles. This is a twelve-month position. Initial appointment is for three years and will start June 1, 2017 or September 1, 2017 depending on availability. Compensation is commensurate with rank and professional experience.
  • Candidates should be experienced educators and effective administrators, preferably with a background of successful employment in a collegiate setting. Thorough understanding of all contemporary musical styles and national recognition as a performing artist are required. A Master’s degree or equivalent professional experience is required.
  • Responsibilities include:
Faculty supervision, evaluation, and development
Student scheduling and advising
Management of department budget and facilities
Management of department concerts, and clinics
Supervision of the department’s musical and educational direction, including development and implementation of department goals
  • SUBMISSION PROCESS: Electronic applications only. Please submit the following materials in PDF or Word format to Address your materials to: Percussion Chair Search Committee,Attn: Matt Marvuglio, Dean, Professional Performance Division.
Letter of application
A current resume or CV
A statement of your teaching philosophy
Two letters of recommendation
Links to websites or online resources with representative samples of your performances
  • APPLICATION REVIEW and DEADLINE: For full consideration, applications and supporting materials must be received by February 15, 2017. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled. Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
  • Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Chadron State College: Full-time Music Faculty (Deadline: Open Until Filled)Edit

  • Posting Number: F11P
  • Desired State Date: 8/18/2017
  • Job Title: Music Faculty
  • Nature of Work: Full-time, tenure track faculty in the Music department with primary teaching emphasis in Percussion and related areas as assigned by the Dean. The faculty member participates in the department and the institution's communities of learners to foster a culture of inquiry, critical self-reflection, evidence-based decision making, and a learner-centered environment.
  • Examples of Work Performed: Teach applied lessons, direct a small ensemble, instruct classroom-based and/or online courses for music majors and/or non-majors, provide academic advising, serve on departmental and college-wide committies, perform as soloist and/or collaborative musician
  • Required Qualifications:
    • Master's degree plus significant work towards Doctorate in Music (ABD) or related field; earned Doctorate required for tenure
    • Strong background in percussion at the collegiate level
    • Experience in teaching and in scholarship and/or creative activities
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Doctorate in Music or related field
    • Experience teaching drum set in a variety of styles
    • Experience teaching concert and marching percussion
    • Strong background in jazz studies with some professional performance experience
    • Ability to perform as a soloist and in faculty ensembles
    • Ability to direct bands and small ensembles
    • Ability to teach additional courses within the major degree programs
  • Salary Information: Rank and Salary commensurate with qualifications and in accordance with SCEA Agreement; excellent benefits package
  • Documents Needed to Apply:
    • Cover Letter
    • Transcript 1
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Transcript 2 (optional)

Florida Atlantic University: Percussion Instructor (Deadline: 17 April 2017)Edit

  • Working Title: Percussion Instructor
  • Position Number: 991856
  • Salary: $40,000
  • Job Posting Date: 03-28-2017
  • Job Close Date: 04-17-2017
  • Position Summary: Florida Atlantic University invites applicants for the position of Instructor of Percussion, beginning August 2017. The percussion instructor will teach applied percussion to undergraduate and graduate music students, percussion studio class, Concert Percussion Ensemble, Percussion Pedagogy, and Methods for Music Education majors. Will also instruct the drumline of the FAU Marching Owls. Other courses may be assigned depending on the candidate's area of expertise.
  • At the non-tenure earning rank of Instructor, the successful candidate will manage and maintain the percussion studio and instruments, recruit and retain music majors in all degree tracks, and maintain an active profile as a performer and teacher in the community.
  • Position Type: Faculty
  • Eligible Applicants: All (Internal and External)
  • Minimum Qualification: For this appointment, the minimum qualification is a Master's degree in music (from an accredited university) by time of appointment (August 2017) with three years of relevant teaching experience. Applicants should have video examples of percussion performances and samples of marching percussion arrangements ready to submit upon request.
  • Campus: Boca Raton
  • Special Instructions to the Applicant: This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.
  • All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website ( by completing the Faculty, Administrative, Managerial & Professional Position Application and submitting the related documents.
  • Our application site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. In addition to completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format, three letters of recommendation, and a brief statement of teaching philosophy. Every applicant may upload a maximum of 6 documents. The maximum size for each document is 2MB. If you have more than 6 documents to be attached, we recommend that you combine two (2) or more items into one (1) document prior to uploading.
  • Please send any confidential letters of recommendation/reference to:
Rebecca Lautar, Chair
Department of Music AH 119
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Jacksonville State University: Assistant Professor, Music Percussion (Deadline: 27 March 2017)Edit

  • Posting Number: FY201700227
  • Job Title: Faculty - Assistant Professor, Music Percussion
  • Position is: Vacant
  • If Faculty, Tenure-Track: Tenure
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and budget
  • Position Type: Faculty
  • Department: Music
  • Job Summary: The faculty position responsibilities include teaching applied percussion, direct percussion ensemble and teaching percussion methods within the music education curriculum. Candidate will be expected to maintain an active and vibrant studio and to participate fully in an engaged department. Other duties may be assigned compatible with the successful candidate’s interest and qualifications.
  • The position will include normal duties of a full-time faculty member that encompasses collaboration and committee membership. The successful candidate will maintain scholarly/creative activity and serve as a recruiter for the program.
  • Essential Functions: Teaches course in applied percussion, direct percussion ensemble and percussion methods within the music education curriculum. Develops and implements a program of instruction that meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of students and is consistent with the university, SACS accreditation, and state study and curriculum guides. Assesses student’s abilities as related to desired educational goals and objectives, in order to maximize student achievement. Serves as advisor and mentor for students. Plans and employs a variety of appropriate instructional/learning strategies and activities which are compatible with the physical facility but serves the needs and capabilities of the students. Manages the behaviors of learners in the classroom and participates in the management of student behavior in other parts of the campus, in order to provide a general environment conducive to the learning process. Communicates continually to students (either in writing or verbally) in regards to instructional expectations, student progress or lack of progress. Takes attendance and keeps attendance registers, according to JSU policy. Actively participates in and works with university personnel in planning effective instructional goals, objectives, methods and curriculum. Must exhibit a commitment and ability to conduct scholarly activities and engage in professional, university, and community service. Participates in professional growth and development activities including staff meetings, and in-service and staff development activities as required or assigned. Assists in the documentation of student progress by efficiently maintaining and submitting appropriate records and reports. Ensures that the classroom or instructional environment is healthful and safe and generally conducive to learning. Agrees to participate in extra curricular activities as requested by the head of the department or Dean of the school. Participates and belongs to educational/professional associations (within concentration) and participates in their activities. Fulfill faculty responsibilities as stated by institutional and departmental policy and by administration. Serves on departmental and university committees. Performs other duties as assigned by the department head.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of: Content, curriculum, methods, materials and equipment of instructional specialty to which assigned. Current issues in higher education. Budgeting for public higher education, funding, and grantsmanship. Section 504, IDEA 1997 amendments and the ADA for transition and employment.
  • Skills: Excellent oral and written communication. Interpersonal and human relations skills. Strong organizational and prioritization skills. Complex problem solving, decision-making, and analytical skills. Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to: Operate computer and proficiency with Microsoft Office products and willingness to participate in college and departmental student recruitment and retention initiatives. Communicate clearly, positively, and in a timely manner with students, staff, and colleagues, both orally and in writing. Collaborate successfully as a member of a production team and proactively promote student success within an academic theatre program and eagerness to engage with students, faculty, staff and administrators to develop ways to improve the educational experience of students.
  • Minimum Qualifications: An earned doctorate appropriate to the teaching field. Experience in a faculty capacity at a University preferred. Experience working with diverse groups preferred.
  • Posting Date: 02/13/2017
  • Closing Date: 03/27/2017
  • Requested Starting Date: 08/22/2017
  • Special Instructions to Applicant: Cover letter, condensed CV and teaching philosophy are required to be attached. Unofficial transcripts (optional) may be attached. Additional supporting documents may be attached in Optional other section.

Kent State University: Assistant Professor of Percussion (Deadline: 07 December 2016)Edit

  • Faculty Tenure Track- 9 Month College of the Arts [Job #998135] Kent Campus – Kent, OH
  • Opportunity for an Assistant Professor of Percussion. The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music seeks a dynamic teacher and accomplished performer with expertise in a wide range of styles. The successful applicant will teach, advise, and recruit undergraduate and graduate percussion students; administrate a highly active and nationally recognized percussion studio; direct percussion ensembles; teach courses in percussion techniques; collaborate with ensembles directors and other School of Music faculty; maintain a program of appropriate research/creative activity, including an active performing career; and serve on committees and perform other appropriate university service.
  • Qualifications: A Graduate degree in Percussion required; Doctorate or equivalent outstanding professional experience preferred. Evidence of excellence in percussion teaching at the college level. Significant solo, chamber music, orchestral, and other diverse genres of performing experiences expected. Demonstrated ability to lead percussion ensembles. The successful candidate will demonstrate high potential for recruiting and building an outstanding program. Candidates with the demonstrated potential to contribute effectively to a faculty team dedicated to creating a positive, dynamic, and inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population.
  • Application Process: Review of materials will begin on December 7, 2016 (N.B. Job was posted on Chronicle Vitae on 12/9) and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit an application and attach a letter of application that describes applicant's experience and strengths in meeting required skills and duties, current curriculum vitae listing five references with contact information and links to recordings of recent representative performances. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. Questions may be directed to Dr. Jesse Leyva,, 330-672-4545, fax 330-672-7837
  • For a complete description of this position and to apply online, visit our jobsite at

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania: Percussion Specialist (Open Until Filled)Edit

  • Job Posting: Oct 28, 2016
  • Part-time, temporary position for the 2017 Spring term
  • Responsibilities include teaching applied percussion lessons and/or ensembles as assigned
  • Minimum requirements include a Masters in Music, Music Performance, or related field. Successful interview and demonstration of teaching & performance ability will be required.
  • Review of applications to begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Application materials include letter of application, current resume, transcripts (copies accepted), and list of at least three references.
  • Send all materials to: Percussion Search Committee, Department of Music, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA 19530
  • Electronic submissions may be send to with "Percussion Search - Applicant's Last Name" as subject.

Lebanon Valley College: Adjunct Instructor of Drumset (Deadline: 01 November 2016)Edit

  • The Department of Music at Lebanon Valley College seeks an adjunct instructor of drum set. The successful candidate will teach individual lessons in drum set styles and techniques. *Responsibilities include: develop appropriate course syllabi, teach 30- or 60-minute weekly drum set lessons to undergraduate students (music majors and non-majors), prepare select students for recitals, work in conjunction with jazz ensemble directors on repertoire, and participate in biannual teaching evaluations (juries).
  • Qualifications include a master's degree in music or equivalent professional experience; college-level teaching experience; extensive live and/or recording performance experience; and knowledge of jazz, pop/rock, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban genres are required. Not required, but preferred is the ability to teach hand drums, Latin percussion, and tabla.
  • Application Instructions: For best consideration, a cover letter should address the candidate's general qualifications for the position. The application should include a curriculum vitae (resume and selected discography), evidence of successful teaching experience as a private studio instructor of drum set, and evidence of successful performance experience (links to video). The application must be accompanied by two letters of support, a statement on teaching philosophy, and unofficial academic transcripts. Applications should be submitted through Interfolio by November 1, 2016.

University of Central Florida: Assistant Professor, Jazz Studies (Drumset) (Deadline: 12 January 2017)Edit

  • The School of Performing Arts is seeking a world class artist/scholar to join the nascent jazz studies program at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The position will entail recruiting and teaching jazz drum set students, the drum set master class, and teaching the Music Business and Industry course, serving the jazz studies and entertainment management degree programs. The successful candidate will possess a background as a highly established jazz drum set performer and have active empirical experience in current industry trends.
  • Position Minimum Qualifications: Significant professional performance experience as a jazz drum set artist that demonstrates a clear capacity for academic advancement commensurate with a tenure-earning position. Master’s degree in music from an accredited institution and significant professional experience as a recording and performing jazz musician. A demonstrated ability to utilize empirical experience and entrepreneurial expertise to teach the Music Business and Industry Course.
  • Preferences: Doctorate in music from an accredited institution. The ability to teach additional coursework in jazz studies including jazz chamber groups, styles and analysis, jazz theory, or other jazz related courses. Acumen with online instruction for the possibility of teaching the Music Business and Industry course online or in mixed mode. Evidence of success at university-level teaching, recruiting and mentoring. We are especially interested in a candidate who can contribute through their teaching, performing, recruiting, and service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at UCF.
  • Additional Application Materials Required: The university requires that all candidates apply at In addition to the online application, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three current letters of recommendation, and the names and contact information of three current professional references. The selected candidate will need to provide official transcripts.
  • Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit at a later date.
  • Candidates must also send current recordings in CD, DVD format, or via an online platform. Materials will not be returned and become property of the university. Send recordings or any search related questions to: Professor Jeff Rupert, Chair, Jazz Drum Set Search, University of Central Florida, Department of Music, 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816-1354 or For full consideration submit a complete application and materials by January 12, 2017.

University of Central Missouri: Assistant Professor in Music - Percussion (Deadline: Open until filled, review begins 15 January 2017)Edit

  • Position Number: 998379
  • Working Title: Assistant Professor in Music - Percussion
  • Department: 220610-Music Department
  • Position Type: Permanent Full-time
  • Position Summary: Percussion Artist/Teacher: Teach all levels of applied percussion, marching percussion, drum set, percussion methods classes, and percussion literature and pedagogy. Coordinate all percussion studio activities, with a strong emphasis on recruiting. Assist with the marching band. Teach a secondary area, depending on candidate’s strengths and interests as well as the department’s needs.
  • Education & Formal Training: Completed doctorate in percussion preferred. ABD with specific completion date will be considered.
  • Experience: Evidence of a high level of performance and successful teaching at the collegiate level. Experience with marching percussion including writing, preparation, and teaching of all battery and front ensemble percussion arrangements. The candidate is expected to continue an active performing career both at and beyond UCM. Candidates should have an established national reputation for performance, or show clear indications of developing such a reputation.
  • Special Skills & Knowledge: Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Supervisory skills, including motivation, delegation of duties, evaluation, etc, Management and/or administration skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality.
  • Application Process: Note: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check. Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile found at and apply to position 998379. Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and (4) include on faculty profile the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of a minimum of three professional references. Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts showing degree completions will be required later in the search process. Additional supporting materials, such as performance video, letters of reference, may be requested at a later time.
  • Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2017 and continues until the position is filled. The desired starting date for this appointment is August 14, 2017. Direct inquiries regarding this position to: Dr. David Aaberg, Percussion Search Committee Chair: . For information about the on-line application process contact Human Resources at or (660)543-4255. UCM requires that all faculty applicants complete the on-line faculty profile. All documents requested must be attached to the profile at the time of application. Only completed faculty profiles with attached documents will be accepted for this position.The University of Central Missouri is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

University of Houston: Instructional Assistant Professor of Percussion (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • Posting Number: F00415
  • Department: Music:H0090
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience.
  • Benefits Eligible
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Description: The Moores School of Music seeks an Instructional Assistant Professor in Percussion to teach students enrolled in various levels (freshman through doctoral) of applied music to percussion majors. Other duties include the direction of the percussion ensemble, teach percussion pedagogy courses for music education students, and assist in overseeing daily operation of the percussion department. The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars.
  • Application Process: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.
  • Minimum Qualifications:
    • Must have a master's degree in music, with an emphasis in percussion
    • Must have a minimum of ten (10) years of experience in teaching at the university level, including teaching applied music lessons and percussion ensemble
    • Must have a minimum of five (5) years teaching percussion pedagogy classes for music education majors.
    • Must have significant experience in managing daily operations of a university percussion ensemble, including room scheduling, instrument maintenance, etc.
  • Special Instructions to the Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.
  • Posting Open Date: 4/14/2017
  • Desired Employee Start Date: 9/1/2017
  • The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

University of Indianapolis: Associate Adjunct of Music (Percussion) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 18 April 2017)Edit

  • Department: Music
  • Position Title: Associate Adjunct of Music (Percussion)
  • Position Summary: The Department of Music at the University of Indianapolis seeks an Associate Adjunct of Music to begin August 2017. This is a part-time position with a renewable yearly assignment that includes partial benefits. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach applied percussion lessons, direct the university percussion ensembles and percussion activities; and recruit a vibrant studio. Additional duties will be dependent on the needs of the department and the interests of the applicant.
  • The ideal candidate will be an outstanding performer and educator with demonstrated teaching excellence in the public school and/or college teaching settings. Preference will be given to applicants who have a demonstrated record of successful recruitment, student engagement, and focus on community initiatives that include pre-college and summer program offerings. A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching is expected and is in keeping with the needs and mission of the department. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate an interest in developing a comprehensive musical awareness in all students and will work effectively with faculty colleagues to enhance the offerings of a dynamic and growing department.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • Questions may be directed to Dr. Vu Nguyen, Chair of the Associate Adjunct Professor of Music Search Committee,
  • Required Education/Experience/Skills (Minimum Qualifications): Minimum requirements include a master’s degree in percussion performance or comparable degree and at least five years teaching experience at the college or university level.
  • Desired Education/Experience/Skills (Additional Qualifications): Preferred qualifications include a PhD, DMA or comparable terminal degree in music with at least one advanced degree in percussion performance; and a record of success in recruiting and retaining students.
  • Job Open Date: 04/18/2017
  • Open Until Filled: Yes

University of Louisiana at Lafayette: Assistant Director of Bands / Assistant Director of Percussion (Deadline: Review begins 06 January 2017)Edit

  • Position: Assistant Director of Bands / Assistant Director of Percussion
  • Rank: Instructor
  • EEO#: AR 5-15
  • Responsibilities: In general terms, responsibilities are to provide teaching and administrative assistance to the Director of Percussion and to assist the Marching Band director in the daily operations of running a large collegiate athletic band program. Specific duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Arrange music, rehearse and assist in instructing the 250 member "Pride of Acadiana" Marching Band
Teach overload in Percussion Studio
Co-direct the Basketball Pep Bands
Conduct the Concert Band (3rd group)
Direct undergraduate Percussion Ensemble and/or World Percussion Ensembles commensurate with the applicant's expertise and experience
Oversee and organize student leadership
Other duties as needed and appropriate to the Instructor's skills and qualifications
  • Qualifications: Masters in Music required. Doctorate Preferred. A degree in Music Education or a strong background in Music Education is strongly desired. A strong background in Marching Percussion and General Concert Percussion is essential. Experience teaching or working in some capacity with and arranging for a successful High School and/or Collegiate Marching Band program is strongly desired. Successful candidates must be committed to working effectively with diverse student populations. Applicants are expected to describe their commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment through their research, teaching, and/or service activities.
  • Salary: $43,000-$47,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • ANTICIPATED START Date: August 1, 2017
  • Applications: A complete application will include the following materials: Application Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, At least three letters of support, The names of three or more references with contact information, Videos (links only, do not send files): One rehearsal (at least 20 minutes) with concert band, One performance video with concert band (at least 20 minutes), One video of representative percussion performance
  • Use e-mail for application materials. Direct application materials to music Please include your name and "Assistant Director of Bands Vacancy" in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2017. Official transcripts will be required before appointment. The review process will continue until the position is filled.

University of North Texas: Assistant/Associate Professor in Jazz Drumset (Deadline: 15 October 2016)Edit

  • System Identification Number: 6001292
  • Department: Jazz Studies (134330)
  • College/School: College of Music
  • Rank/Title: Open Rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor)
  • Hiring at Full Professor is dependent on sufficient funding.
  • Job Summary/Basic Function: Teach jazz drumset lessons and rhythm section master class. Maintain a national profile as a jazz drumset performer. Recruit and retain highly qualified students. Collaborate with percussion area.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in relevant field of music; professional experience may be considered in place of earned degrees. Documented experience and accomplishments as jazz drummer in the context of small group and big band. Documented excellence in the teaching of rhythmic improvisation in a variety of styles, historically and musically.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree in relevant field of music desirable; professional experience may be considered in place of earned degrees.
  • Area of Specialty: Jazz Drumset
  • Position Type: Faculty
  • Tenure Status: Tenure Track
  • Appointment Basis: 9 Months
  • Review of Applications Begins: 10-15-2016
  • Required Applicant Documents: Curriculum Vita, Cover Letter, List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Prepare a representative collection of samples of your work in audio or video and contact the search chair at to arrange to send it electronically.

University of Tennessee at Martin: Assistant Professor of Percussion (Deadline: 3 February 2017)Edit

  • Responsibilities: Percussion Artist/Educator: Teach all levels of applied percussion including diverse global styles, jazz improvisation, percussion ensemble, percussion methods, percussion literature, history, and pedagogy. Co-direct percussion area activities. This position requires active involvement with service, recruitment and community outreach, as well as collaborative performances with faculty and students.
  • Qualifications: The successful candidate should possess the credentials, experience and documented achievements appropriate for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, including:
    • Completed doctorate in percussion preferred; ABD with specific completion date will be considered.
    • Evidence of a high level of performance and successful teaching.
  • Appointment: Nine-month, tenure-track appointment commencing August 1, 2017.
  • Rank and salary commensurate with experience.
  • The University of Tennessee at Martin is a primary campus in the University of Tennessee System. The campus is located in Northwest Tennessee approximately 125 miles north of Memphis and 150 miles west of Nashville. The University of Tennessee at Martin has a growing enrollment of approximately 7,000 students. The emphasis is solidly on excellence in undergraduate instruction. We seek candidates who demonstrate a similar commitment.
  • The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. It has 100 majors with 17 faculty members and three staff members, and was recently designated an All-Steinway School. In 2013, the department moved into the new Fine Arts Building, a state of the art facility complete with a dedicated music education classroom. Degrees offered are the Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Performance, Performance/Pedagogy, and the Bachelor of Arts in Music.
  • Application Process:
  • Attach the following documents to the online application:
Letter of application
Statement of teaching philosophy
Copies of transcripts (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the initial application. Official transcripts will be required of candidates invited for on-campus interviews.)
Names and contact information of three professional references, (in addition to the three letters of recommendation)
  • Submit the following to the address below: Hard copies of three current letters of recommendation. Digital access or links to recordings of recent performances.
Dr. Douglas Owens, Chair
Coordinator of Percussion Search Committee
Department of Music
108 Fine Arts
16 Mt. Pelia Road
The University of Tennessee at Martin
Martin, TN 38238
Phone: (731) 881-7414
  • File Format:All documents and files submitted electronically should be labeled with the following information - full name (last/first), position title, title of file or document. Example: Document - Doe.John.Percussion.Cover Letter
  • Review of Applications: Review of Applications will begin February 3, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
  • The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/ Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

University of Texas at San Antonio: Music Specialist - Percussion (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 02 August 2016)Edit

  • Title of Position: Music Specialist - Percussion
  • Requisition Number: BES20160429P
  • Position Type: This is a Classified, benefits eligible, position.
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Recruiting Rate: $35,000/Annualized
  • Beginning Salary Flexibility: Yes
  • Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Preferred Education: Master's Degree
  • Field of Study: Prefer Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Music.
  • Experience and Other Skills Required: Two years professional experience arranging and teaching high school or college band students and/or drum & bugle corps. Strong analysis, assessment/evaluation, and organizational skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong problem identification and resolution skills.
  • Other Skills Preferred: Three or more years professional experience arranging and teaching high school or college band students and/or drum & bugle corps. Extensive experience composing/writing and teaching clinics in pursuit of maintaining an active performing career and/or program of appropriate research/creative activity.
  • Description of Job Duties: Coordinate, arrange for, and rehearse percussion section UTSA “Spirit of San Antonio” marching band. Develop spring performing ensemble and UTSA Drum line. Assist with concert percussion sectionals as assigned. Work with and recruit undergraduate and graduate percussion students as needed. Assist with percussion studio activities as assigned. Assist with administrative needs and logistics of athletic ensembles. Serve on committees and engage in other appropriate activities to develop marching band presence within university. Perform additional duties as assigned.
  • Posting Open Date: 08/02/2016
  • Open Until Filled: Yes

University of Toronto: Associate Professor of Percussion (Deadline: 28 November 2016)Edit

  • Associate Professor - Percussion - 1601499
  • Job Field: Tenure Stream
  • Faculty / Division: Faculty of Music
  • Department: Faculty of Music
  • Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
  • Job Posting: Oct 21, 2016
  • Job Closing: Nov 28, 2016 Open Until Filled.
  • Description: The Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time, tenure-stream position at the rank of Associate Professor in the area of Percussion beginning July 1, 2017.
  • Applicants must have experience and demonstrated excellence in working with percussionists at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as a superior performing profile. Excellence in research is required as demonstrated by evidence of solo performances in major venues, collaborations with major artists and ensembles, public presence through broadcasts and recordings, recognition through critical reception, positive reviews and arts grant support, as well as strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. The successful candidate will also have expertise in at least one complementary area, such as chamber music, orchestral performance, contemporary music, world music, improvisation, and music production. Teaching excellence will be demonstrated through experience with individual studio lessons, chamber music coaching, and masterclass teaching; classroom teaching experience is desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to take the lead role in the administration of the percussion area. A DMA or comparable professional performance experience is required by the time of appointment. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and samples of work. All application materials should be submitted online. If you have questions about this position or the application process, please contact Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF or MS Word format.
  • Applicants should also ask three referees to send signed letters on letterhead directly to the search committee via email to: Prof. Ryan McClelland, Search Committee Chair and Acting Dean, Faculty of Music, by the closing date of November 28, 2016.
  • Review of applications will begin after November 28, 2016, and the position will remain open until filled

University of Wisconsin: Instructor of Jazz Drum Set & Jazz History (Deadline: Applications accepted until 7 April 2017)Edit

  • Position is for a 2/3 (66.7%) non-tenure track instructor. This is a one-year position with the possibility for renewal.
  • Duties include studio instruction in jazz drum set (including introductory jazz mallet percussion), one undergraduate lecture course in jazz history each semester, and ongoing recruitment and service activities.
  • Masters-level degree required, previous college-level teaching experience preferred.
  • Applicants must send a letter of application including CV, names and contact information for 3-5 references, and links to recent live performance recordings (appox. 15 min. total length) to no later than April 7, 2017.
  • Questions regarding this posting can be directed to Prof. Johannes Wallmann (
  • The Mead Witter School of Music serves over 300 majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels along with hundreds of non-majors through multiple ensembles and course offerings.
  • The School of Music is committed to creating a diverse, collegial and inclusive educational, scholarly and performance community of faculty, staff, and students. The School seeks candidates who identify with groups currently underrepresented within Schools of Music and academe at large.

Western Carolina University: Assistant Professor of Percussion (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 28 November 2016)Edit

  • Posting Number: FAC129P
  • Working Title: Assistant Professor of Percussion #000770
  • Department: School of Music
  • Position Summary: This position is tenure track at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2017. This position will teach applied studio percussion lessons; percussion methods course; direct university percussion ensembles; oversee the percussion equipment needs of the School of Music in terms of purchasing and maintenance of a large inventory of equipment; maintain a quality studio. Non-instructional duties such as recruiting, advising students, committee participation, and other tasks may be assigned by the department head commensurate with the abilities of the faculty and the needs of the department.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Terminal degree must be in hand by July 1, 2018. University teaching experience required. Individual should be an active solo and/or chamber performing artist.
  • Preferred Qualifications: A DMA in percussion performance is preferred. ABD will be considered.
  • Performance credentials and scholarly performance agenda should include orchestral or classical percussion, and/or contemporary art music, as well as varied stylistically based engagements such as world music and drum set. We are very interested in the individual having a comprehensive and holistic approach to the percussive arts, realizing that the modern percussion performer and educator is expected to have exceptional knowledge in multiple genres.
  • The individual should have knowledge of the percussion ensemble literature from an historical/scholarly perspective, as well as contemporary and forward thinking percussion ensemble repertoire as this art form continues to grow in the 21st Century. Engagement in scholarship, departmental, institutional, and regional service will be required.
  • Position Type: Permanent Full-Time
  • Number of Months Per Year: 9
  • Open Date: 11/28/2016
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Application must be made online. Please submit the following with your application, Cover Letter, Vita, three (3) Reference Letters, three (3) Hard Copy Programs of personal performances, three (3) Hard Copy Programs of ensemble conducting performances, three (3) Youtube Links to Personal Performances and three (3) Youtube Links to Ensemble Conducting Performances. For more information please contact Matt Henley, Percussion Chair at or 828-227-2998.

Winston-Salem State University - Music, Adjunct Faculty: Percussion (Deadline: Open until filled, review begins 16 December 2016)Edit

  • Position number: CA9001
  • Working title: Music, Adjunct Faculty
  • Appointment type: Temporary (4-6 months)
  • Primary purpose of the position: To teach all percussion instruments to all undergraduate students. Direct Percussion Ensemble and to teach percussion techniques course for music education majors, and other duties as assigned by Department of Music Chair.
  • Primary function of organizational unit: The music program offers a broad range of learning experiences inside and outside the classroom to diverse students. Our music curriculum prepares students to meet opportunities in an evolving global marketplace critically, creatively, and/or artistically. Program completion will lead to careers as well as advanced studies in music and/or other disciplines.
  • Minimum experience/education: Master’s degree from an accredited institution. A Doctorate in Music is preferred. Must have at least 2 to 3 years of experience in related field.
  • Preferred experience/education: Master’s degree required. Doctorate preferred. Evidence of 2 years successful teaching at the university level. An outstanding performer on all percussion instruments.
  • Department-required skills: The department also provides instruction in music to students majoring in other disciplines as part of the university’s general education requirements and in an effort to promote the study and enjoyment of music as necessary for healthy and enriched living. Instruction is provided by faculty committed to teaching effectiveness, scholarship, and service toward the enhancement of the artistic and cultural life of the university and the greater community.
  • Primary responsibilities and duties: This position requires the ability to teach undergraduate percussion instruments to all interested students. Must be able to teach percussion class to Music Education majors. Must be able to teach other courses as assigned by the Department of Music Chair. Candidate must be responsible for timely submission of mid-term and end of semester grades.
  • Special Instructions: Please Note: A criminal background check will be conducted on candidate finalist prior to the offer of employment. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. The application must be competed in full detail (including work history) for your qualifications to be considered. Failure to complete the application completely may result in you not being considered for the vacant position.
  • Your application for the position will not be complete until you receive an online confirmation number at the end of the process of applying for a position.
  • Winston-Salem State University is dedicated to providing equal opportunity in admissions and employment based on merit, and without discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, according to state and federal laws. Individuals desiring disability accommodations in the application and search process should contact Mrs. Myra Waddell at 336-750-8658 or
  • Application documents required: Resume, Cover Letter, Transcripts, Letter of Recommendation

Western Connecticut State University: Assistant Professor - Percussion and Secondary Area (Deadline: 10 March 2017)Edit

  • Western Connecticut State University
  • School of Visual & Performing Arts
  • Department of Music: Assistant Professor - Percussion and Secondary Area
  • Tenure Track – Academic Year 2017 - 2018
  • Western Connecticut State University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Department of Music.
  • Position Summary: The successful candidate will teach undergraduate applied percussion, percussion repertoire, and percussion workshop courses in addition to directing the percussion ensemble. The candidate would be responsible for managing the upkeep and repair schedule of the department’s percussion instruments. Additional responsibilities may include teaching audio recording, audio production, or other courses depending on the candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate must maintain an active program of performance, research, and/or scholarly and creative activities. The candidate will also be expected to provide service to the department, and to the university through academic advising, recruiting, and committee service.
  • Qualifications: A doctorate in Music is required; ABD in Music will be considered. Collegiate teaching experience is preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. WCSU is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for first generation and under-represented groups.
  • Salary & Benefits: The minimum starting salary is $59,668. In addition to offering competitive salaries commensurate with candidates' experience, WCSU offers a comprehensive benefits package. Additional information on benefits may be found at There are grant opportunities to support research and conference attendance.
  • Application Process: Interested applicants must submit a letter of application, which outlines interest in, and qualifications for, the position; areas of teaching expertise and experience; a statement of teaching philosophy; a current curriculum vita; and the names and contact information for at least five (5) professional references who can comment on the applicant's teaching, artistry, and scholarship. Links to videos uploaded to Dropbox, Google Drive, YouTube, etc. of recitals and performances by the candidate are also required with the application materials. Additional materials may be requested by the search committee upon review. All materials must be submitted as PDF files and emailed to: In the Email Subject Line reference search #400-414.
  • Application Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2017. Late applications will not be accepted.

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