Assistant Professor of Music

first_imgUniversity of the Ozarks invites applications for a currentopening as a tenure track Assistant Professor of Music beginningJuly 2021.  Candidates must be motivated to build a musicprogram by working with both beginning and experienced studentmusicians, and by complementing a senior faculty member withspecializations in organ and music history. The desired applicantwould have at least a Master of Music degree or a Master of Artsdegree in music with professional performing skill and the abilityto teach courses in music and music theory. The position has areduced teaching load in order to support an aggressive growth planin music, leading to additional faculty hires in July 2023 and July2024. Preference will be given to those with experience in vocalinstruction and/or choral direction, along with knowledge ofrecruiting opportunities in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. The University of the Ozarks is a small, residentialcampus recognized for having one of the most diverse student bodiesin a twelve-state region. Candidates should demonstrate a stronginterest in working with a diverse student body. Excellentcommunication skills and support of the University’s mission arealso required. Ranked in the Top 10 of Southern region comprehensivebaccalaureate institutions by U. S. News & World Report,University of the Ozarks is a Presbyterian-related institution thatblends the liberal arts and professional preparation in astudent-centered environment emphasizing quality teaching andstudent learning. The University has been rated as having thesecond most diverse student body in a 12-state region. TheUniversity serves approximately 800 undergraduate students on abeautiful campus in Clarksville, Arkansas, located alongInterstate-40 approximately 90 miles northwest of Little Rock, andnestled between the Arkansas River and the Ozark Mountains. TheUniversity serves students from diverse religious, cultural,educational and economic backgrounds and welcomes students fromthroughout the U.S. and from more than 20 countries around theworld. Knowing that diversity contributes to academic excellenceand rich and rewarding communities, Ozarks is committed torecruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.The University is especially interested in applicants with diversebackgrounds and experiences and those with a successful record ofteaching and working with diverse students, including historicallyunderrepresented minority students and other underservedpopulations. Recent campaigns have enhanced facilities, academicprograms and other campus initiatives. For more information aboutthe University of the Ozarks, visit www.ozarks.edu. ApplicationProceduresReview of applications will begin immediately and will continueuntil the search is completed. Please send a letter of application;vita; statement of teaching philosophy; and three current lettersof reference, at least one of which addresses teaching ability,to:Karen Schluterman, Director of Human Resources at  [email protected]last_img read more