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Instructor of Guitar
Arizona State University

  • Apr. 4, 2017
  • Instructor of Guitar
  • School of Music
  • Arizona State University
    Tempe, AZ
    United States
  • Apr. 21, 2017
  • Aug. 15, 2017
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Music - Song Performance
    Music - Classical
    Music - General
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Instructor of Guitar – School of Music
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University

The School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks an instructor of guitar for a one-year, half-time, benefits eligible position for the 2017-18 academic year. The position is an academic year (nine month), non-tenure track position. Anticipated start date is August 15, 2017.

The successful candidate is expected to teaching undergraduate applied guitar instruction to music majors, guitar pedagogy and guitar repertoire classes, and guitar ensemble to students majoring in music whose primary instrument is guitar.

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.
The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the nation, is a vibrant example of the of the New American University philosophy. With 4,700+ students, nearly 400 faculty and faculty associates, 125 program options and a tradition of top-ranked programs, the Herberger Institute is built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program in the nation. The institute includes the School of Art, The School of Arts, Media + Engineering, The Design School, The School of Film, Dance and Theatre, The School of Music, and the ASU Art Museum. Through recognizing that design and the arts are critical resources for transforming society and solving complex problems, the Herberger Institute is committed to positioning artists, scholars, designers, and educators at the center of public life.

Located in one of the most expansive metropolitan centers in the United States and situated in the Sonoran desert, the ASU School of Music supports a broad range of inquiry. Programs within the School of Music lead to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music with an optional concentration in Music and Culture; Bachelor of Music (BM) in Music with concentrations in music performance, jazz studies, music theatre, music education, music theory and composition, music therapy as well as two minors in music studies and music performance; Master of Arts (MA) in Music with concentrations in ethnomusicology or music history and literature; and Master of Music (MM) in composition, conducting, music education, music performance, performance pedagogy and music therapy. In addition, the school offers a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in composition, conducting and performance and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with a concentration in music education or musicology, as well as a graduate certificate in theory pedagogy. With one of the largest comprehensive music programs in a public research university in the United States, the ASU School of Music plays a prominent role within the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and is located on the ASU Tempe campus.

Required Qualifications:

  • DMA in guitar performance
  • At least three years of demonstrated excellence teaching undergraduate applied guitar instruction and guitar ensemble
  • Experience teaching guitar lab for music education and/or music therapy students
  • Record of national creative activity (performance) and/or scholarship

Desired Qualifications:

  • Degree in music education or music therapy
  • Experience teaching applied guitar in PK-12 schools or community music programs
  • Demonstrated expertise and interest in guitar pedagogy and guitar repertoire
  • Experience with curriculum design and development

Instructions to Apply: Candidates must submit: 1) a cover letter stating qualifications and teaching interests; 2) curriculum vitae or resume; 3) a video recording of at least 15 minutes of a recent performance; and 4) contact information for three professional references (including the nature of their relationship to applicant). Application materials should be sent to with "Guitar Instructor" in the subject line.

Application deadline: is April 21, 2017, 5:00 PM Mountain Standard Time; if not filled, reviews will occur every week thereafter until search is closed.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

  • Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. See ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement at See ASU’s Title IX policy at

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  • Instructor of Guitar Search Committee
    School of Music
    Arizona State University
    PO Box 870405
    Tempe, AZ 85287-0405


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