University Human Resource Services

Assistant/Associate Professor of Music Performance--Percussion, School of Music

Tenure-track faculty position available August 15, 2014. 

Responsibilities:  teach undergraduate and graduate applied percussion; direct the percussion/marimba ensemble; teach percussion methods and percussion repertoire and pedagogy; maintain a national profile in performance and professional service; recruit and maintain a strong studio; advance students in academic matters; assist in job and graduate school placement.  

Additional performance opportunities may be available locally and regionally.  

Minimum qualifications: completed master’s degree; strong performance history; record of successful college teaching.  

Preferred qualifications:  demonstrated ability to recruit and retain quality students on the college level; exceptional background in percussion performance and/or scholarship in both orchestral and jazz/commercial styles; completed doctorate; experience in directing a percussion/marimba ensemble; experience teaching percussion methods and repertoire and pedagogy.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference written within the past two years, short list of additional references who may be contacted, CD of performance from within the past two years representing various styles, and a certified transcript copy of the highest degree earned to:  

Chair, Percussion Search Committee
 School of Music
 Ball State University
 Muncie, IN  47306

Samples of recordings, scholarly publications, and other supporting materials may be included.  

Additional supporting materials may be requested at a later date; all materials will be retained. 

Review of applications will begin October 31, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. (

Ball State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.