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Position: Assistant Professor - Percussion

Grade Department Position type: Position Number
01 2NE – Department not found Full-time A97556

Position Summary:

   Create, manage, and participate in a variety of learning environments and activities that provide opportunities for music students to develop to their fullest potential and achieve their learning objectives. Participate collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff to promote the general well-being of the department and the University, and collective and individual interest of its staff and student body.


Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
  • Runs percussion area, including private lessons, auditions, juries, recitals, fourth-semester juries, and recruiting.
  • Provide private percussion instruction and maintains career as performer.
  • Teach classes based on qualifications and departmental needs.
  • Serve on committees and attends faculty and other meetings as assigned.
  • Establish and maintain office hours and advises students during this time and at other times as needed.
  • Perform other appropriate university and professional services, which may include visiting secondary schools, attending national conferences, offering workshops and adjudicating.
  • Maintain a desirable classroom environment.
  • Plan, prepare, and follow an approved course of study that includes measurable objectives for each course taught.
  • Prepare instructional materials (mock-ups, visual aids, and instruction sheets) as necessary. Instructs, manages, and supervises individuals and groups in classrooms and laboratories by the following methods: demonstration, engagement, visual aids, etc.
  • Evaluate instruction and learning by means of written, oral, practical, and performance test.  
  • Maintain a student-oriented approach to education.
  • Maintain and submit accurate and current reports and records involving student accountability, attendance, performance and follow-up.
  • Coordinate cooperative work experience programs and students as assigned.
  • Assist counselors, department’s chairperson, staff and faculty in maintaining an effective program.
  • Submit requisitions for books, supplies and equipment necessary for the coursework. Improves professionally and maintains expertise  in the course taught by: reading and utilizing materials found in technical and professional publications; obtaining and maintaining certifications as required; attending professional and specialty courses; keeping abreast of new development trends, and techniques through participation in workshop seminars, work experience, and exchange programs to maintain skills, state of the art, and knowledge.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • N/A 

Special Requirements of the Position:
  • N/A 


Graduation from an accredited institution with a doctorate in percussion preferred, master degree or equivalent required.

  • Knowledge of the principles and methodology of percussion.
  • Proven skills as an accomplished teacher/performer.  
  • Skills in recruiting, interviewing and placement of students.
  • Ability to engage students in learning and performing opportunities on campus and in the community.
  • Skills in assisting counselors and other department heads in maintaining an effective program.
  • Ability to develop curriculum and teach designed courses. 
  • Ability to develop effective business and educational partnerships at the campus, local, state and national levels.
  • Ability to communicate (written and oral) with a wide variety of students, faculty and others. 
  • Ability to supervise others, including students and employees.

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.
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