Employment Opportunities

University of Missouri School of Music



Assistant Director of the Mizzou New Music Initiative

Responsibilities: The University of Missouri School of Music seeks a full-time Assistant Professor of Composition for the 2018-19 academic year. This is a full time, 12-month, tenure-track position. Teach applied composition lessons, electroacoustic music, depending on area of expertise teach orchestration and/or choral arranging. Summer duties include teaching and assisting with the Missouri Summer Composition Institute and assisting with the Mizzou International Composers Festival and all programs related to the MNMI, and other duties as assigned by the Director of the School of Music.
Qualifications: Required qualifications include: a doctoral or terminal degree in Composition and experience teaching at the collegiate level. The successful candidate will be an outstanding composer and musician with professional distinction, and must have excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and administrative skills.  The candidate should also demonstrate a commitment to working with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, and sexual orientation.

Rank/Salary/Benefits/Start Date: Assistant Professor (full-time, tenure-tracked, 12-month appointment). Competitive salary and full benefits package provided. Appointment begins August 15, 2018.

Application: Please apply on line at:  http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic.  Use the online application and be prepared to upload your CV, cover letter, and a list with name and contact information for 3 references. Applicants may contact the Chair of the Search Committee (freunds@missouri.edu) with any questions about the job duties.  Contact Human Resource Services (muhrs@missouri.edu) for any questions about the application process. No other materials should be submitted at this time. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Music at the University of Missouri (MU): The MU School of Music comprises 40 full-time faculty members and nearly 300 music majors, and offers a full range of bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music.  Graduate music education degrees are offered in collaboration with the College of Education. MU is the oldest state university west of the Mississippi River and the flagship campus of the University of Missouri System. It is a Doctoral/Research Extensive institution, AAU member, and has a student body of over 34,000 students. MU is located in Columbia, a community of over 100,000 in mid-Missouri and a center of academic, cultural, medical, and business activity. Additional information about the School of Music is available at http://music.missouri.edu/.

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.  The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

An equal opportunity/access/affirmative action/pro-disabled and veteran employer