University of Central Missouri Assistant Professor in Warrensburg, Missouri

University of Central Missouri

Working Title
Assistant Professor in Music - Tenure Track

220610-Music Department

Pay Rate
Per faculty salary model



Position Number


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Note: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile found at and apply to position 998377.

Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; (2) description of teaching philosophy; (3) a description of his/her research program and implementation plan; (4) a curriculum vitae; (5) unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and (6) include on faculty profile the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of a minimum of three professional references. Letters of recommendation and official undergraduate and graduate transcripts showing degree completions will be required later in the search process. Additional supporting materials may be requested at a later time.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2017 and continues until the position is filled. The desired starting date for this appointment is August 14, 2017.

Direct inquiries regarding this position to: Dr. Alan Zabriskie, Search Committee Chair, Music Education Search Committee, telephone (660) 543-4162 or e-mail: .

For information about the on-line application process contact Human Resources at or (660)543-4255.

UCM requires that all faculty applicants complete the on-line faculty profile. All documents requested must be attached to the profile at the time of application. Only completed faculty profiles with attached documents will be accepted for this position.

The University of Central Missouri is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Working hours:

Professional Faculty Hours

Bargaining Unit

Posting Date

Open Until Filled

Position Purpose

Teach undergraduate courses in elementary and secondary general music; teach graduate courses; supervise student teachers; serve as Program Coordinator/Liaison with the College of Education; teach other courses as assigned according to the candidate's areas of expertise and needs of the department.

Education & Formal Training
Doctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study below)

Other Education & Formal Training

Completed doctorate in music education or related field; ABD with specific completion date will be considered.


Public school teaching experience.

Experience with record of scholarly activity and professional engagement in music education.

The candidate is expected to continue as an active contributor to their field beyond UCM.

Candidates should have an established national reputation in the field of
music education, or show clear indications of developing such a reputation.


Significant college teaching experience; experience supervising student teachers,
coordinating and/or observing other pre-service field experience placements; experience teaching in an online environment; experience in integrating non-Western music, popular music, and technology into the general music classroom.

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:
Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Supervisory skills, including motivation, delegation of duties, evaluation, etc, Management and/or administration skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality

Special Working Conditions:
Professional appearance

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcript
  3. Vitae
  4. Teaching Philosophy Statement
Optional Documents