Assistant Professor of Music Horn and Music Theory

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution University of South Dakota
Working Title Assistant Professor of Music Horn and Music Theory
Posting Number F00128P
Department USD-Music
Physical Location of Position (City) Vermillion
Posting Text

Full-time, nine month, tenure track position. Teach undergraduate and graduate studio horn and undergraduate music theory. Supervise student teachers. Other duties may include teaching: instrumental literature and techniques, music literature, world music, 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 assist in recruitment and to be active in research, performance, or creative scholarship. Excellence in teaching is expected — both in the classroom and in mentoring students outside the classroom. As part of a normal workload you may be asked to teach online courses. 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. Appointment begins August 22, 2018.

Doctorate in Horn (PhD, DMA, DA or similar) ABD will be considered.

Applications will only be accepted on-line at Include on the website: application letter, vita, an unofficial copy of your graduate transcript, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of five current references. Please also provide links or send a DVD of recent horn solo and accompanied performances samples.

For questions or to send a DVD, please contact:
Monica Tiahrt, Office of the Dean
Horn and Music Theory Professor Search Committee
College of Fine Arts
The University of South Dakota
414 E. Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069
Questions: 605-677-5481

Review of applications will begin April 2, 2018. Search will continue until position is filled.

Posting Date
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
First Consideration Date
Advertised Salary Salary based on qualifications.
Duration of the Term 9 months
If Other, describe duration
Appointment Percent 100
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Proposed Rank Assistant Professor
Work Hours
Typical Hours Worked Per Week 40
Appointment Type Regular
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations

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.

Affirmative Action Statement

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

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Reference List
Optional Documents
  1. Media File
  2. Other