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The Department of Music at Muskingum University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in choral music education, with secondary expertise in music theory, at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning the fall semester of 2021.

Primary teaching responsibilities will include conducting the university choirs, teaching courses in music education, and teaching first year music theory. Additional teaching duties may include teaching applied lessons or in other areas determined by the strengths and background of the candidate. The successful candidate will demonstrate the capacity for visible involvement in the broader southeastern Ohio community as a conductor, pedagogue, and/or scholar, and the ability to work within a team environment.

Doctorate or master’s degree in choral music education is required. Public school teaching experience is strongly preferred.  ABD candidates will be considered, with the understanding that the terminal degree must be completed within one year and the rank will be instructor. An equal opportunity employer, Muskingum University strongly encourages applications from women and minorities, including members of populations traditionally underserved by higher education. 

Muskingum is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts tradition, located just seventy miles east of Columbus, Ohio, in the village of New Concord. The university’s total undergraduate, graduate, and adult-learner student population is approximately 3,000. The university actively seeks-out and welcomes faculty and staff who are committed to excellence in teaching and student learning, thrive in a collaborative environment of scholars, embrace experiential learning, consider the engagement of diverse communities in the educational experience, and desire to mentor a multicultural student population. 

The Muskingum University Department of Music offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in music and music education, and minors in music and musical theatre. With its five full-time and fourteen adjunct faculty, the department is large enough to offer a variety of study and performance opportunities, yet small enough to ensure that the needs of individual students are consistently addressed. An accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1935, the department is also accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Ohio Department of Education. 

To apply, send the following application materials to:

  • Letter of application addressing the qualities and qualifications sought by the university for this position
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Copies of all graduate transcripts (unofficial is acceptable)
  • List of three professional references with contact information and relationship to applicant

Questions may be directed to Dr. David Turrill (, Chair, Department of Music.

The position is open until filled; however to be considered in the first screening, application and supporting materials should be received by November 30.  Appointment to this position is conditional upon the successful completion of a background check through the University's background check agency.



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