Assistant Professor of Percussion
02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track
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ARHU-School of Music
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.
Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
We seek candidates with successful experience working in diverse musical, social, and cultural contexts. The successful candidate will recruit and teach a studio of undergraduate and graduate percussion students who represent a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. The candidate will also lead weekly studio classes, coordinate and teach the percussion ensemble, oversee the administration and inventory of the percussion area, advise graduate students, and serve on dissertation committees. Other teaching assignments may include instrumental methods in percussion for Music Education majors, repertoire and pedagogy courses, and other courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate will maintain an active and visible professional profile; build professional relationships with local, regional, and national artistic institutions; cultivate an inclusive, welcoming, and healthy learning environment for students, faculty, and staff; and take part in a culture of service to the School of Music, the College of Arts and Humanities, and the University.
In addition to required application materials listed below, candidates may be asked to send additional materials at a later date that may include performance clips and teaching demonstrations.
Benefits SummaryTop Benefits and Perks:
Faculty Benefits Summary
- Equivalent professional experience.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Evidence or promise of excellence in performance, teaching, advising, and recruitment.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity, and expertise in percussive arts performance and pedagogy.
The University of Maryland School of Music is a comprehensive arts institution housed in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, a state-of- the-art complex with six performance venues, classrooms, and the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library. Both the highly acclaimed Maryland Opera Studio and the Voice division consistently produce singers who have appeared on the stages of many of the world’s most prestigious opera companies and symphony orchestras. The School of Music offers B.A., B.M., M.A., M.M., Ph.D., and D.M.A degrees. Located within minutes of the Nation’s Capital, the University is linked by mass transit to the homes of the Washington National Opera, Opera Baltimore, Annapolis Opera, the National Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Also nearby are the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and the major military service bands. Celebrated performance venues include the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian Museums, the National Gallery, and the Corcoran and Kreeger Museums. World-class research facilities near the campus include the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution (which also houses Smithsonian Folkways Records), the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the National Archives and the National Archives II. We assert and celebrate the value of the arts to the mission of the university. The School of Music is strongly committed to access, diversity, equity and inclusion as a means of achieving and sustaining excellence.
Links: music.umd.edu; theclarice.umd.edu; arts.umd.edu
This search is contingent upon the availability of funds.
We seek candidates whose creative work, teaching, and service have prepared them to contribute to diversity and inclusion. Applicants are asked to summarize their leadership efforts and past or potential contributions to diversity. Contributions might include leadership in teaching, mentoring, research, or service towards building an equitable and diverse artistic and academic environment, and/or increasing access for or participation of individuals from historically underrepresented groups.
Open Until Filled
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The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
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