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Institution: Rhodes College

Position: Assistant Professor of Music; Director of Instrumental Studies

General Information:

The Department of Music at Rhodes College invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position of Instrumental Activities/Music Technology and Composition to begin in August of 2018.


Candidates must demonstrate a clear commitment to teaching and scholarship at a liberal arts college and will be expected to maintain an active program of scholarship (research and/or creative activity), which will be supported by start-up funds for scholarship and an office. Possibilities for additional support for scholarship include summer research funds and travel funds. Teaching responsibilities will include five courses a year. Candidates must have completed all requirements for a terminal degree in the appropriate areas of concentration by July 2018. Candidates with college teaching experience are preferred.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will have a terminal degree in instrumental conducting or composition. Preference will be given to candidates whose creative practices include some of the following: teaching in Songwriting, Popular Music, Audio Engineering, Arts Entrepreneurship, and/or Ethnomusicology (African American Music in particular).

Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience.

Items to Send:

Completed applications will include a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, a plan for continued creative development, a curriculum vitae, copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Please do NOT include supportive materials such as programs, recordings, or samples of your writing/compositions at this time.

Your application must also include a statement that addresses your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values.

Deadline: open until filled


Dr. William Skoog, Department of Music Chair
2000 North Parkway
Memphis, TN 38112-1690

Other Information:

Review of completed applications will begin January 12, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. The online application system will solicit letters of recommendation electronically from the candidate’s references, once their contact information has been entered by the candidate and all other required application materials have been submitted. Submit all materials through the online application portal: Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.

Date Listed: 11/28/2017

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