Assistant Professor of Music

Position ID: 44785
Augusta University
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
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Assistant Professor
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Job Information

Job ID: 217608

Position # 20010592

The Department of Music at Augusta University seeks a tenure-track faculty member in Music Education. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate music education courses as needed, including Foundations of Music Education and Elementary and Middle School Methods as well as coursework in area of interest and specialty; recruiting and retaining high caliber music education students; maintaining a professional profile on a trajectory for national distinction as a teacher/performer/conductor; and contributing to the enhancement of all facets of the instrumental area.  Preference will be given to candidates with orchestral conducting/string music education experience and experience in program building.

College Marketing Statement

Due to a $100 million contribution from the state of Georgia, Augusta is now becoming one of the leading centers for cyber security in the nation. This is bringing a huge influx of leading edge businesses and investments, further transforming cultural activities, including arts and design, providing new jobs, and energizing the historical downtown district.

AU is committed to excellence through diversity in our student body and faculty, and thus strongly encourages women and minorities to apply.

Department Marketing Statement

Augusta University is a student-centered comprehensive research university and academic health center with over 9,000 students and 1,200 faculty members committed to providing leadership and excellence in teaching, discovery, clinical care, and service. The Department of Music is a full member of NASM and enjoys excellent institutional support. Degrees offered in music are:  Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music in Music Education, and Bachelor of Music in Performance, with instrumental, vocal, jazz studies, and keyboard tracks.

Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate must have:

  • DMA, PhD or other earned doctorate in music required.
  • Demonstrated potential for national distinction as a music educator.
  • Demonstrated successful experience teaching music education at least two years in a university setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to attract and retain quality undergraduate music students.
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching effectiveness with diverse student populations.
  • Demonstrated potential for high quality scholarship appropriate to the discipline that shows promise of continuation.

Conditions of Employment

All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review.  For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.

The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary course work in the form of original transcript(s).  Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates must apply online at Please upload a cover letter describing your teaching, scholarship, and other relevant experience; a curriculum vitae; graduate school transcripts; and the names and contact information of three professional references as one PDF document.

Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Martin David Jones, in the Department of Music at

The committee will begin reviewing applications January 13, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, Augusta University is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees.  "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

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Music, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Appreciation, History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Orchestra Music
Conducting (Choral/Bands and related)
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University System of Georgia
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278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


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Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

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