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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

Format for this section:

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

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

Jobs for 2017Edit

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 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 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

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