Music, Music Industry and Oboe or Jazz Guitar, Full-Time Temp, Faculty

Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States

Job description

Position Number: 131150

Requisition Number: F340

Department: Music

College: Liberal Arts

University Expectations

MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to excellence and innovative teaching. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.

Job Description

The School of Music at Middle Tennessee State University seeks applications for a full-time temporary (non-tenurable) faculty position (#131150) for Instructor of Music Industry and Oboe or Jazz Guitar for the 2018-19 academic year. This is a one year non-tenure track position with the possibility of renewal up to three years. Start date is August 1, 2018.

Primary responsibilities: teach music industry courses and applied oboe or jazz guitar to undergraduate and graduate students; oboe: teach oboe methods, literature/pedagogy, maintain repair and reed making equipment; perform with visiting artists and faculty colleagues.

Housed in the College of Liberal Arts, the MTSU School of Music serves 400 undergraduate and graduate music majors in Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degree programs, and specialized minors. MTSU was the first in Tennessee to become an “All-Steinway” institution and is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Curricular concentrations include composition, conducting, jazz studies, music education, musicology, music industry, music theory, and performance. The Music Industry program is in high demand from prospective students as the fastest growing concentration in the School of Music due, in part, to the many career options it provides. It requires a minor in Recording Industry or Entrepreneurship. The Recording Industry minor is housed in the College of Media and Entertainment and allows access to state-of-the-art recording studios. The Entrepreneurship minor is through the Jones College of Business. Additionally, students can elect a jazz emphasis to the music industry concentration. The School of Music provides myriad performing opportunities including five bands, three orchestras, three choral ensembles, opera theater, vocal jazz ensemble, big bands, jazz combos, chamber music, percussion ensembles, steel drum bands, commercial music ensembles, and a salsa band. For more information visit

Required Education

A Master of Music or Master of Arts degree in Music required in performance or jazz studies

Other Desirable

Applicants who possess any of the following, will receive special consideration:

Doctor of Musical Arts or Doctor of Music, including ABD candidacy; Prior experience teaching courses in music industry; Successful experience in teaching at the college-university level; Extensive performance and teaching experience in either oboe or jazz guitar; Publishing of related research.

Salary and Benefits

Salary commensurate with education and experience. Additionally, MTSU provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following:

  • Health, dental, vision and life insurance as well as several other optional benefit plans
  • Retirement savings programs that include your choice of two plans as well as three deferred compensation savings plans
  • An Employee Assistance Program
  • Educational Assistance Programs
  • Sick leave

How to apply

Apply online

Applicants are required to provide links to online locations housing your audio and/or video recordings (e.g. SoundCloud, Vimeo, YouTube, etc) at the time of application. Include composition titles, recording dates, locations, and lengths. The link(s) may be included in your cover letter, CV, or attached separately as “Other Document.”

If you need assistance in applying please contact Faculty Recruitment Specialist at 615-898-5128.

If you have position specific questions, please contact Ms. Karla Barnes at 615-898-5986.

Additional Information

If selected for an interview, applicants should then request official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees be sent directly to Ms. Karla Barnes in the College of Liberal Arts prior to the interview. In order to complete an employment agreement, official transcripts from each degree-granting institution must be provided. If transcripts are from a non-U.S. institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts both translated into English and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.

Likewise, you will be required to provide names and contact information for three recommenders (external to MTSU) during your application to the posting. If you are approved for the candidate pool, our online hiring system will automatically generate solicitation for these letters using contact information you provided. The letters should be returned via the unique link provided in the solicitation of the recommendation and must be current and specific to the job posting. Letters or recommendation may not be provided from a general dossier.

Applications received by posted Review Date will receive full consideration. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Pre-Employment Information

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

Middle Tennessee State University, situated at the geographic center of the state in Murfreesboro, is the oldest and largest institution in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. With an enrollment of about 23,000 students, it is the No. 1 producer of graduates for the Greater Nashville economy.