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Music (Bassoon and Academic Studies), Full-Time Lecturer, Faculty

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Work Type: Faculty - Lecturer
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Fine & Applied Arts

Job Title

The School of Music (Bassoon and Academic Studies), Full-Time Lecturer, Faculty



University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to innovative teaching and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.


Salary commensurate with education and experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

The School of Music at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a full-time, temporary (non-tenurable) faculty position (#131100) at the rank of Lecturer in Bassoon and Academic Studies. This is a one year appointment. Start date for the position is August 1, 2021. Position contingent upon funding.

The successful candidate will:

  • Demonstrate performance experience in solo, chamber music, and orchestral settings.
  • Teach applied bassoon to undergraduate and graduate students, including a weekly studio class.
  • Teach bassoon methods, literature and pedagogy.
  • Conduct/coach woodwind chamber ensembles.
  • Assist with large instrumental ensembles.
  • Maintain bassoon repair and reed-making equipment.
  • Perform as a soloist, with faculty colleagues, and with visiting artists.
  • Teach core undergraduate required courses in music theory or closely related subjects.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of the School of Music

Required Education

Master of Music

Other Desirables

Applicants who possess a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Performance will receive special consideration. Also, those who show evidence of successful bassoon teaching at the college/university level will receive special consideration.

Documents Needed to Apply

In order to successfully apply, applicants are required to include a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and a statement of Teaching Philosophy at the time of online application. In ADDITION, applicants are required to provide a video of performing (minimum of 20 minutes) submitted as Other Document 1 and a video of teaching an applied bassoon lesson submitted as Other Document 2.

Special Instruction to Applicants 

If you need help in applying, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Specialist at (615) 898-5128.

If you have position specific questions, please contact Karla Barnes at

MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

Application Review Date: 05/20/21

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