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  • Mississippi


Assistant Professor of Elementary Music Education: Tenure Track

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Elementary Music Education: Tenure Track.

Position Details LocationHattiesburg

118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
United States DivisionSchool of Music Position TypeFaculty Employment StatusFull Time Grant FundedNo Posting Close DateOpen Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and list of at least three references via the online HR portal at

Job Summary
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to general/elementary music and music education, supervise student teaching and other field work; thesis/dissertation; actively publish and present research; serve the university in shared governance, aid in recruitment and retention, and curriculum development. The candidate’s performance must result in high-quality student-teacher preparation.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

- Teach undergraduate and graduate courses including general music methods, supervising teaching and other field work.
- Supervise theses and dissertations.
- Publish and present research.
- Serve the University in shared governance.
- Participate in recruitment, retention and curricular development.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications Ph.D. in Music Education (ABD considered if graduating by August 2020); minimum three years successful K-12 music teaching experience; documented research activity.

Preferred Qualifications Experience with quantitative research; a record of leadership in areas of recruitment, community partnerships, and curriculum development; dedication to student preparation, college teaching experience, experience with online curriculum delivery; experience with observing and mentoring student teachers; a certification in elementary music specializations such as Kodaly, Orff, and/or Dalcroze; advanced technological skills and application in the classroom.

About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 24 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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