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Teaching Assistant Professor

Apply now Department: 3670020190 School of Music Theatre Dance
Job no: 516758
Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Education / Instructional, Arts / Humanities
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The Kansas State University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor position in the areas of applied low strings and music education. This full-time, nine-month term position will start August 4, 2024 with a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Based on performance, this position is eligible to be converted to multi-year terms or a regularized position.

Primary responsibilities are to teach applied cello (required) and bass (desired), as well as undergraduate music education courses as assigned. Additional opportunities are available based on needs of the School and could include teaching graduate string education courses, supervising music education interns, or any other needs that align with the area of expertise. This faculty member must demonstrate (or exhibit the potential for) research, scholarship, and creative activity relevant to their field and is expected to recruit for the string program. Additional duties may be assigned as needed.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion.  The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

Visit this link for K-State’s guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements.  Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate in music or music education (ABD candidates will be considered), or commensurate professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success as a cello and/or double bass applied studio instructor.
  • Minimum of 4 years of teaching experience in the K-12 music classroom.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Send a pdf file containing a letter of application including a short description of the candidate’s teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, college transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), and three references.
  2. Candidates are also requested to provide a pdf document with video links to the following videos: 1) Required - Recent performance(s) of two contrasting solo cello works performed by the candidate, and 2) Preferred - A cello or bass lesson with the candidate in full view of the camera—this video should be no longer than 10 minutes in length.

For questions contact Dr. Rachel Dirks, Chair, Search Committee,

Screening of Applications Begins:

March 22nd, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.


Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$50,000 - $55,000 annually

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


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