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Tarleton State University Assistant Professor of Music; Jazz Studies and Trombone Performance in Stephenville, Texas

Job Title

Assistant Professor of Music; Jazz Studies and Trombone Performance


Tarleton State University


Performing Arts

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Stephenville, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

Primarily responsible for the teaching/learning process and will also participate in the necessary operations of the institution; Work hours: Mon-Fri; 8 AM-5 PM or as work and teaching requirements indicate.

Nine-month, tenure-track faculty position in jazz studies and trombone performance at the level of Assistant Professor. Will supervise the undergraduate jazz studies program, direct the top jazz ensemble, and teach trombone applied lessons. Will be expected to maintain an active career in research and scholarship.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

80% Teaching and Service: Develop, implement and review effective teaching/learning processes, incorporating appropriate methodology, technology and other tools; Remain current in discipline and update course content when appropriate to reflect current levels of student knowledge in the discipline; Develop a system for ongoing evaluation of both teaching and learning, including expectations of student competency and student learning outcomes; Work in partnership with immediate supervisor through a formal system of evaluation of instruction to identify strengths and weaknesses and identify professional development activities to improve student learning. Maintain appropriate schedule of office hours for student access and inquiry. Participate in institutional service roles such as but not limited to, college committees, club sponsorship, advisory committees, student/faculty recruitment and mentoring of new and part-time faculty.

20% Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity: Demonstrate a record of ongoing research, scholarship or creative activity appropriate to your academic discipline.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in music*

  • At least 2 years successful teaching experience at the university level

  • Demonstrated scholarship in the area of jazz studies with currently active research agenda

  • Expertise in a wide array of musical repertories and demonstrated knowledge in the fields of jazz studies and classical trombone performance

*Earned doctorate/terminal degree approved by the University and recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges with appropriate academic credentials verified by Tarleton’s faculty credentialing processes.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated ability in the discipline and show clear promise of teaching excellence as evidenced in evaluation by peers, department head, and college dean.

Demonstrated ability for continuing scholarly contribution beyond that required for completion of the terminal degree.

Documented yearly progress of professional achievement in teaching, scholarship, and service.

Application Materials

  • Completed online application

  • Cover letter

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Unofficial transcripts

  • Three Professional References with complete contact information

Finalists will send in additional materials upon request of the committee, including teaching and performance videos, and letters of recommendation. Please do not send in videos or letters of recommendation at this time.

Preference will be given to applications received prior to February 15, but will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin as they are received.

Official transcripts must be received directly from each degree ‐ granting institution prior to a letter of appointment being issued.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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Founded in 1899, Tarleton State University a founding member of The Texas A&M University System, has a rich history and tradition through generations that have inspired educational excellence. Tarleton maintains a commitment to transformational student experiences and career readiness supported by engaged faculty, staff, and alumni mentors. Tarleton State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), earned the prestigious designation of Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, and is a member of the NCAA Division I, Western Athletic Conference.

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