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Searches for academic positions in Percussion in 2017-18. This page is for jobs that begin in 2018.

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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Jobs for 2018Edit

Bridgewater State University: Part-time Faculty - Percussion Pedagogy (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 20 October 2017)Edit

  • Title: Part-time Faculty - Percussion Pedagogy, Dept. of Music
  • Rank: Adjunct Instructor
  • Tenure Information: Non-Tenure Track
  • Department Summary: The Department of Music encourages students to pursue their enthusiasm for music by developing their performing talents, expanding their technical understanding, and broadening their knowledge of centuries of music history. A solid academic foundation in these areas enriches a student’s musical experiences while enhancing other skills with broad applicability: the ability to act cooperatively, a capacity for critical thought, and habits of discipline and precision.
  • Essential Duties: Teach MUSC 291 Percussion Pedagogy in Spring ’18 semester.
  • Applicants should possess:
Ability to effectively teach in a close, collegial environment dedicated to the teaching-learning relationship.
Strong commit to excellence in teaching and to working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity.
Ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning.
Provide quality teaching including related preparation and grading.
Provide class syllabi to students enrolled in classes and to the department office as requested.
Perform other related duties as assigned and/or required.
  • Classes may be conducted on any of BSU’s three campuses; the main campus in Bridgewater and at BSU’s satellite campuses in Attleboro and on Cape Cod.
  • Required Qualifications: Masters Degree, Significant Public School Experience
  • Posting Number: F00147P
  • Open Date: 10/20/2017
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position: a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.

California Institute of the Arts: Percussion Artist (Deadline: 01 February 2018)Edit

  • Position Category: Academic
  • Position Title: Percussion Artist
  • School/Department: School of Music
  • Reports To: Dean of the Herb Alpert School of Music
  • Time: Full-Time
  • Appointment: Regular
  • Position Starts: 09/03/2018
  • Information & Responsibilities: The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts seeks to appoint a full-time faculty member to its innovative community of creative music artists, with primary responsibilities anchored in the School’s InstrumentalArts Percussion Specialization. She/He/They must be a percussionist who is comfortable performing and teaching a blend of techniques applicable to the practice of standard orchestral percussion repertoire as well as those required of future percussion artists in both the creation and performance of solo, mixed ensemble, interdisciplinary and experimental popular forms. Percussionists at CalArts often traverse concentrations in Western percussion, electronic percussion and various areas of World Percussion. A successful candidate will be able to contribute to the school’s broadly integrated subject areas on all degree levels, addressing the diverse range of musical styles and sources of inspiration exhibited among the student body. CalArts faculty are recognized pioneers in their fields.
  • Duties may include: Organizing, teaching and directing percussion ensembles, Teaching classes in percussion, writing for percussion, performer-composer and related areas, and core curriculum subjects in theory, skills, literature, analysis, and new and emerging forms of music, Performing in CalArts’ large and small ensembles of various configurations, Giving individualized instruction in percussion, performer-composer, and related areas, Overseeing projects at DMA, MFA and BFA levels, Serving as artistic and academic mentor for students, Helping guide curriculum development and contributing to program administration.
  • CalArts prides itself on its faculty profiles—that blend innovative and exploratory creative work with demonstrated accomplishments as artist-teachers and aptitudes for administrative effectiveness. A deep and comprehensive understanding of their fields, from historical, aesthetic and practical realms combined with ability to lead next-generation students in synthesizing practices among all the School’s programs is paramount. CalArts is known for its teaching with experimental models for training, research, creative facilitation and learning. Our faculty are expected to contribute to the dynamic and creative vitality of the CalArts community as artists, educators and participants in the evolution of the Institution.
  • Minimum qualifications: Masters degree or higher. Two years of college-level teaching experience.
  • How to Apply: Applications should include: Letter describing professional background and artistic and educational philosophies, Detailed curriculum vitae, Three letters of recommendation and List of courses or subject areas previously taught or within the candidate’s ability to teach and any related administrative experience. Do not send work samples at this time.
  • Audition/Interview: A search committee will evaluate applications and may request work samples from selected candidates. A short list of finalists may be invited to CalArts for interviews with the search committee and administrators and to give presentations about their work for the CalArts community. Application screening will begin in February 2018, and the position will remain open until filled. The anticipated start date for the position is September 2018.
  • Electronic submissions should be sent via email as PDF files to musicinfo@calarts.edu with PERCUSSION ARTIST in the subject line.

East Tennessee State University: Assistant Professor, Percussion (Deadline: 01 December 2017)Edit

  • Job Title: Assistant Professor, Percussion
  • Department: Music - 21500
  • Job Category: Faculty
  • Job Summary: The Department of Music at East Tennessee State University seeks an outstanding percussion educator and scholar to head its percussion area. Primary teaching responsibilities include: applied lessons, percussion ensemble, percussion literature, percussion pedagogy, and percussion methods. Additional responsibilities will include administration and recruiting for the ETSU Percussion Studio and may include additional chamber percussion ensembles. The chosen candidate will be expected to develop ongoing professional activity as a performer.
  • The candidate will be expected to cultivate positive alumni and community relationships, work effectively with faculty colleagues, serve as an academic advisor, participate in department and university committee work, and perform other departmental duties as assigned by the chair.
  • Required Qualifications: DMA in Percussion Performance or equivalent required (ABD considered), as well as collegiate-level teaching experience. The applicant must demonstrate excellence as a teacher of percussion and have a proven record of scholarship/creative activity.
  • Salary: Commensurate to candidate's experience.
  • Posting Number: F00079P
  • Open Date: 09/19/2017
  • Close Date: 12/01/2017

Joliet Junior College: Faculty, Music (Percussion) (Deadline: 01 October 2017)Edit

  • Posting Number: F/A140125
  • Position Title: Faculty, Music: Percussion
  • Classification: Faculty
  • Union/Non Union: Union
  • Full Time / Part Time? Full Time
  • Temporary? No
  • Posting Date: 09/22/2017
  • Closing Date: 10/01/2017
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for this position, applicants must submit the following items with their application: (1) cover letter, (1) application, (1) resume, transcripts, (3) current reference letters, and (2) videos (1- a recent live solo performance or performances demonstrating your proficiency as a player and 1-directing a percussion ensemble).
  • For the including videos: Use the Multi Media document types (one slot for each video). The system cannot support uploaded videos therefore you must provide a URL of where the video is posted on the internet (I.e. YouTube, personal web page, etc.
  • (3) Letters of reference are collected via the People Admin System. As you progress through your application, you will come across the Reference Letter section which will allow you to provide contact information for your (3) letters of reference. Please include the current contact information for your references. Request for reference letters are solicited via the People Admin system using the contact information provided therefore it is critical for you to include the correct information.
  • Additionally, we strongly recommend that you reach out to the individuals that you are having write letters of recommendation and have them complete this ASAP.
  • ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Teach applied percussion lessons, teach general education music courses, direct JJC Percussion Ensemble,
2. Work closely with other instructors and special programs and services within the college to determine placements, curriculum, and academic support.
3. Participate in course development, assessment, accreditation, and planning activities.
4. Be willing to teach online and/or blended courses.
5. Participate in appropriate departmental meetings and recruitment activities; serve on committees.
6. Assist students with academic advising.
7. Demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and learning.
8. Demonstrate strong understanding and commitment to the community college mission.
9. Teach at other campus sites as needed.
10. Meet other contractual obligations as spelled out in the Joliet Junior College faculty contract.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
1. Master of Music Degree in Percussion Performance or Music Education.
2. Coursework at the graduate level should demonstrate a significant concentration in music theory or music history.
3. College-level teaching experience.
4. Two (2) years of teaching experience in the disciplines including percussion ensemble and applied lessons.
5. Experience and interest in performance, both on and off campus.
6. Demonstrated skill in working with diverse student populations who represent a wide range of abilities, ages, ethnic groups, and national origins.
7. Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of the community college mission.
8. Expertise in appropriate technologies for instruction.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
1. Doctorate Degree in Percussion Performance or Music Education.
2. Five (5) years community college teaching experience.
3. High level of proficiency on mallets, battery, and jazz drum set.
4. Experience teaching general education courses.
5. Experience with traditional and non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Application Deadline: October 1, 2017

Moraine Valley Community College: Adjunct Spring 2018 - Applied Percussion Instructor (Deadline: 15 December 2017)Edit

  • Job Title: Adjunct Spring 2018 - Applied Percussion Instructor
  • Department: Fine & Performing Arts Center
  • Work Location: Main Campus
  • Duties: Teach applied studio percussion lessons covering a variety of styles including concert (orchestral) percussion, mallet keyboard percussion, world percussion and drum set. Perform in faculty ensembles and assume other academic teaching assignments depending on candidate’s background and departmental needs.
  • Education/Experience: A Master’s Degree in Music with emphasis/concentration in percussion, outstanding pedagogical abilities, demonstrated experience performing as a professional percussionist in a variety of genres and ability to recruit quality percussion students are required.
  • Qualifications: Teaching experience at the college/university level is preferred.
  • Position Status: Part Time
  • Review of Applications Begins: 12/15/2017
  • Posting Number: FA00221P
  • Open Date: 11/30/2017
  • Close Date: Open Until Filled
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, only those received by the review date will be guaranteed full consideration.

Texas A&M International University: Assistant Professor of Percussion (Deadline: 05 January 2018)Edit

  • Job Title: Assistant Professor of Percussion, tenure-track
  • Agency: Texas A&M International University
  • Job Location: Laredo, Texas
  • Job Type: Faculty
  • Job Description: The Department of Fine & Performing Arts at Texas A&M International University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Percussion to begin Fall 2018.
  • Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate and maintain a commitment to teaching, producing scholarly/creative research, and participating in service activities appropriate for the candidate’s given rank. Candidates applying for this position may have research, creative accomplishments and teaching interests in any area of percussion and related musical fields. Candidates are expected to be versatile with an ability to teach undergraduate applied percussion, percussion pedagogy, percussion ensemble and one course chosen from secondary area of interest. This may include music theory, music appreciation, marching band techniques or other music education courses as assigned.
  • Required Qualifications: An earned doctorate, specializing in percussion. Previous teaching experience at the collegiate level. Research and/or performing career.
  • Other Information: Completed employment application should include a letter of interest addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae, video recordings (online) of solo performances and ensemble conducting, names and contact information for three professional references, and unofficial transcripts. Interested, qualified candidates should apply via our online employment system, TAMIUWorks, at https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/TAMIU_External.
  • The reviewing of applications will commence January 5, 2018. The start date for the position is Fall 2018 and the search will continue until filled.

Tianjin Juilliard School: Full-time Percussion Faculty (No deadline given)Edit

  • Location: Tianjin, China
  • Job ID: 260
  • Responsibilities:
    1. Teach applied lessons and lead weekly performance classes
    2. Coach chamber music
    3. Lead sectional rehearsals for student orchestra
    4. Teach in a secondary area as qualified
    5. Actively recruit students
    6. Perform with colleagues as part of the TJS resident faculty ensemble
  • Qualifications:
    1. Fluency in English (the graduate program at TJS will be accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education, therefore all courses will be taught in English)
    2. Experience performing in professional Western orchestras or chamber ensembles
    3. Collegiate teaching experience preferred
    4. Performer of highest international caliber
    5. Interested in experiencing Chinese culture and open to the adventure of starting Juilliard's first branch campus
    6. Entrepreneurial minded and comfortable with the uncertainties associated with a new venture
  • Salary and Benefits:
    1. Competitive full-time salary
    2. Expatriate faculty packages that include:
      • Housing
      • International private school for children
      • Annual trips back home
      • Medical insurance
      • Relocation assistance
      • Multi-year contract
  • Professional Opportunities:
    1. Performance opportunities in major venues in China and Asia. Full-time resident faculty will become part of a vibrant TJS faculty ensemble, which will be the flagship performance ensemble of the school to perform and tour in China and Asia.
    2. Opportunities to collaborate with Juilliard faculty in New York both in Tianjin and in New York.
  • Application:
    1. A cover letter describing why you are interested in living and working in China and how you can contribute to The Tianjin Juilliard School
    2. Resume
    3. Three references (names and contact information)
    4. Video link(s) of most recent performances (optional)
  • APPLICANTS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THIS SCHOOL IS ANTICIPATED TO OPEN FOR THE FALL 2019 SEMESTER. Follow this link for FAQ and more information about this endeavor.

University of Manitoba: Assistant Professor of Jazz Drumset (Deadline: 31 January 2018, or until position is filled)Edit

  • Posting Number: 25044
  • The Desautels Faculty of Music invites applications for a full-time tenure-track probationary position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Jazz Drumset
  • Position to commence July 1, 2018
  • Responsibilities:
    • Seeking an outstanding jazz performer with a compelling record of performance success and a demonstrated ability to foster the creative spark in others through teaching and mentoring.
    • The ability to develop and sustain productive and long-term musical partnerships within the Desautels Faculty of Music, the University, and the wider community, rooted in a shared vision of an outstanding jazz program.
    • Playing a critical role in outreach to public school music programs and in student recruitment.
  • Qualifications:
    • Must hold an advanced degree from a recognized university, or an equivalent combination of education, professional performance, and teaching/coaching experience.
    • The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate applied jazz drumset, and coach small ensembles and sectionals for larger jazz ensembles.
    • Consideration will be given to candidates capable of teaching one or more of the following: Jazz History, Jazz Theory, Jazz Composition and Arranging, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Pedagogy, and developing and teaching special topics courses open to music students in other undergraduate programs.
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Bachelor of Jazz Studies faculty members participate actively in the workings of the unit, including recruitment and audition of prospective students, and the annual summer Jazz Camp. Service on University and Faculty committees is expected, as is professional achievement and growth through continued performance, research, and/or publication. The successful candidate will join a faculty that is active locally, nationally and internationally in teaching, performing and research.
  • Applications including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, CD of a recent performance, and names and contact information for three references should be sent to: Dr. Edmund Dawe, Dean; Chair, Jazz Drumset Search Committee; Desautels Faculty of Music; University of Manitoba; 136 Dafoe Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2. Email: Edmund.Dawe@umanitoba.ca. Fax: (204) 474-7546

University of Utah: Assistant Professor of Percussion (Deadline: 07 January 2018, but review begins immediately)Edit

  • Proposed Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
  • Department: 00078 - School of Music
  • Track: Tenure Track
  • New Position to Begin: July 1st, 2018
  • Details: The School of Music at the University of Utah is inviting applications for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Percussion. Responsibilities include: (1) establish/maintain a regional and national reputation for excellence as a performer and pedagogue; (2) teach applied percussion lessons, teach the graduate percussion pedagogy seminar, direct the University Percussion Ensemble, and fulfill other possible teaching assignments in support of the needs of the School of Music; (3) supervise undergraduate recitals, graduate recitals, and DMA documents; (4) supervise and administer the University of Utah drumline (part of the marching band) as its director; (5) recruit and advise undergraduate and graduate percussion majors; (6) contribute to the coordination and advancement of the Percussion curriculum; (7) participate on committees, including graduate student committees; and (8) perform other appropriate college, university, and professional service.
  • Qualifications include: Earned doctorate in Percussion performance, or its equivalent in professional experience; experience working with and/or directing a percussion ensemble and a drumline, and performing in professional ensembles; demonstrated success in college teaching and recruiting. We are seeking an accomplished and creative musician with a national/international reputation in performance, who demonstrates every promise of attaining professional distinction as defined in our retention, tenure, and promotion guidelines. http://music.utah.edu/faculty/resources.php.
  • Special Instructions for Candidates: The letter of application, curriculum vitae (including the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of 3 to 5 persons who can provide a reference), 3 confidential letters of recommendation (uploaded directly by recommenders), succinct teaching/conducting philosophy statement, (unofficial) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a link to a representative performance video must be submitted electronically. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Candidates should complete their on-line application prior to January 7, 2018 to ensure full consideration. Candidates who proceed to the final level will be required to participate in a routine criminal background check and to provide official transcripts. For more information, or to suggest nominations for this position, contact Dr. Robert Baldwin, chair of the search committee, at robert.baldwin@music.utah.edu.
  • Open Date: 10/24/2017
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Requisition Number: PRN00184CF

University of Wyoming: Assistant Professor, Percussion (Deadline: 01 December 2017)Edit

  • Rank - Assistant Professor of Percussion, full-time, tenure track
  • Job ID - 9156
  • Location - Main Campus
  • Full/Part Time - Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary - Regular
  • Department - 21150  Music
  • Salary - Dependent upon qualifications and experience
  • Starting Date - August 2018
  • Screening of complete applications will begin on December 1, 2017.
  • Duties:
    • Teach percussion lessons, percussion methods for music education majors, percussion ensemble, and in the jazz area.
    • Teach in a secondary area that may include music technology, music entrepreneurship, recording technology, or music industry (depending on the candidate's experience).
    • Recruit and maintain students for the percussion studio.
  • Minimum Qualifications:
    • Doctorate in Music required (must be completed by August 2018)
    • Applicant must have demonstrated experience performing regionally and nationally as a percussionist.
  • Desired Qualifications:
    • Preference will be given to those who are accomplished on both classical instruments and on jazz drum set, and who have successful college teaching experience.
  • Required Materials:
    • Complete the online application (found here ) and upload the following as one document:
      1.  Letter of application that specifically addresses the above duties, your qualifications, and current creative activities.
      2. Curriculum Vita
      3. A list of at least five current references with contact information
    • Additionally, please supply recordings of recent, live, unedtied performances to Dr. Michael Griffith, Chair, Percussion Search Committee, symph@uwyo.edu
    • Transcripts and letters of recommendation will be required of finalists only

West Liberty University: Percussion Faculty (Deadline: 01 December 2017, but review begins immediately)Edit

  • The Department of Music and Theater seeks to fill a faculty position in Percussion. This is a 9-month, tenure-track position.
  • Duties & Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach Applied Percussion, lead the Percussion Ensemble, Steel Band, Drumline and other ensembles as appropriate/needed, and teach Fundamentals of Percussion and other courses as needed for the Department of Music and Theater (depending on experience and expertise). Additional responsibilities include recruitment, advisement of students and participation on departmental, college-wide and university committees.
  • Qualifications: The successful candidate will have excellent written, oral, and digital communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and documented success as a teacher and performer. The successful candidate should have experience with Marching, Concert, Jazz, and Solo percussion, as well as Steel Band and World Music.
  • A completed Masters Degree in Percussion; ABD or completed Doctorate is preferred. Demonstrated success teaching all areas of percussion performance, directing Steel Band and Percussion Ensemble, and experience teaching at the University level are desirable.
  • Rank and salary will be commensurate with education and experience. This position includes a comprehensive benefit package. Anticipated starting date is August 2018.
  • Interested individuals are to apply and submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, links to videos demonstrating both teaching and performance abilities, and copies of transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate work to: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/westlibertyedu/default.cfm
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until December 1, 2017.

Winthrop University: Instructor or Assistant Professor of Music (Studio Percussion) (Deadline: 15 January 2018, but review begins immediately)Edit

  • Winthrop University announces a national search for a faculty position in Music (Studio Percussion). This is a 9-month, full-time, multi-year appointment in the Department of Music within the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Salary and rank are dependent upon qualifications.
  • This position requires daily contact with students, faculty, and staff on campus. Additionally, the successful candidate may be expected to be available evenings and some weekends as rehearsals and performances require. 
  • Responsibilities:
    • Teach courses in all percussion areas, totaling approximately 12 credit hours per semester.
    • Direct and oversee all aspects of a comprehensive percussion program. This includes, but is not limited to, overseeing student percussion (including Western and non-Western) and jazz ensembles.
    • Participate in an active schedule of on- and off-campus performances, master classes, etc.
    • Effectively advise and mentor students.
    • Produce creative and scholarly activity appropriate to the field.
    • Assist with curriculum development, accreditation, assessment, and program planning
    • Engage in professional stewardship, including student recruitment, to the department, college, university, discipline, and community, as appropriate.
    • Actively participate in local, state, regional, and national professional organizations providing service to these organizations and to the community.
    • Assume other responsibilities according to departmental needs and candidate's qualifications.
  • Required qualifications:
    • Doctorate in percussion performance, ABD candidates may be considered.
    • Exceptional skills as a performer and teacher.
    • At least three years of exemplary collegiate teaching experience in all aspects of percussion in a comprehensive and multi-faceted university setting.
    • Performance experience in a wide range of percussion settings, including, but not limited to, orchestral, band, jazz, and non-Western.
    • Evidence of effective interpersonal skills required.
    • Evidence of proven succes working in a team-oriented environment.
  • Desirable qualifications:
    • Experience in working with diverse student populations.
    • Experience creating and teaching online courses.
    • An interest in interdisciplinary approaches to scholarly/creative/instructional activities.
  • Application instructions: Interested individuals are encouraged to submit their credentials as soon as possible for full consideration. Application review will begin on January 15, 2018. Applications received after this date may be considered if an acceptable candidate has not been identified.
  • Complete applications should be submitted electronically at https://apply.interfolio.com/45428 and should include:
    • cover letter addressing interest in and qualifications for the position
    • current curriculum vitae
    • a one-page statement of teaching philosophy
    • the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references familiar with the candidate's qualifications
    • transcript and evidence of highest degree achieved (unofficial transcripts acceptable at this stage)
  • NOTE: Do not submit videos of performances or teaching demonstrations at this time. Applicants who are invited to interview will be asked for these at a later date.
  • References will not be contacted without the candidate's approval/consent. All applications and nominations will be handled in confidence. Questions about the position and nominations should be director to Donald M. Rogers, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Music; rogersd@winthrop.edu

Schools with Failed or Canceled SearchesEdit

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