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Job ID: 107222

Assistant Professor of Music
The University of South Dakota

Date Posted May 30, 2018
Title Assistant Professor of Music
University The University of South Dakota
Department Department of Music
Application Deadline Jun. 29, 2018
Position Start Date Aug. 22, 2018
  • Vermillion, SD
    United States
  • Assistant Professor
  • Music - General
    Music - Conducting
    Music - Orchestra/Symphony

Full-time, nine month, tenure track position. The University of South Dakota seeks a dynamic professional to teach Symphony Orchestra, conducting, applied studio clarinet, and orchestration and arranging class. Excellence in teaching is expected – both in the classroom and in mentoring students outside the classroom. Creative scholarship appropriate to rank expected. Other duties may include the annual orchestra festival, serving on graduate committees, supervising independent study projects as appropriate to appointee’s qualifications, and additional assignments to meet departmental needs. All faculty members are expected to be active in recruitment and to be active in research/creative scholarship. Participation in Inclusive Excellence by undertaking outreach to diverse communities (multicultural student organizations, Native American community, GLBTIQ community, Latino community, veterans, women, etc.) on and off campus is encouraged.

Doctorate in music, conducting, performance, music education, music arts, or closely related degree required by date of hire.

Applications will only be accepted on-line at Include on the website: application letter, vita, and names and contact information of three references. Provide links to recent orchestral conducting performances and solo clarinet performances. If you have questions, please contact:

Monica Tiahrt, Office of the Dean
Symphony Orchestra and Clarinet Search Committee
College of Fine Arts
The University of South Dakota
414 E. Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069

Salary based on qualifications and experience.

The Department of Music offers Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education,
Music Performance, and Musical Arts. Master of Music degrees are offered in Music Education, Music Performance, Conducting, Collaborative Piano, Music History, and the History of Musical Instruments. The America’s National Music Museum is associated with the Department of Music at The University of South Dakota. Located on the campus, it is one of the great institutions of its kind in the world. The Department of Music is fully accredited by NASM. For more information consult the department website at

The University of South Dakota is located in southeast South Dakota. USD is the flagship institution in the state (enrollment over 10,000) and is comprised of the College of Fine Arts, College of Arts and Sciences, the Schools of Business, Education, Law, Medicine, as well as the Graduate School.

Diversity and Inclusiveness are values that are embraced and practiced at the University of South Dakota. Candidates who support these values are encouraged to apply.

  • USD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Monica Tiahrt Office of the Dean
    College of Fine Arts
    The University of South Dakota
    414 East Clark St
    Vermillion, SD 57069
  • 605-677-5481


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