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Assistant Professor of Percussion 

10-16-2017 15:22

Faculty Vacancy Announcement


Position: Assistant Professor of Percussion


The Department of Music of the University of Wyoming seeks an outstanding percussion educator and performer to join its music faculty. Applicants must have demonstrated experience performing regionally and nationally as a percussionist. Preference will be given to those who are accomplished on both classical instruments and on jazz drum set, and who have successful college teaching experience. 


Rank:  Assistant Professor of Music, full-time, tenure track


Salary:  Dependent upon qualifications and experience


Qualifications:  Doctorate in music required (must be completed by August 2018).   




Teach percussion lessons, percussion methods for music education majors, percussion ensemble, and in the jazz area.  Teach in a secondary area that may include music technology, music entrepreneurship, recording technology, or music industry (depending on the candidate’s experience). Recruit and maintain students for the percussion studio.


All studio faculty at UW are expected to establish and maintain a reputation as a high quality performer in the region, nationally, and internationally, and to participate in outreach activities and serve as a liaison with regional music educators.  Faculty are expected to work cooperatively with colleagues and students, assume normal professional duties, such as creative activity, service, and student advising, and contribute to the intellectual and cultural life of the University.


Application Materials: 


Complete the online application and upload the following as one document: 1) Letter of application that specifically addresses the above duties, your qualifications, and current creative activities, 2) Curriculum Vita, and 3) a list of at least five current references with contact information. Here is the link to the position announcement from which you can apply: .


Additionally, please supply recordings of recent, live, unedited performances to Dr. Michael Griffith, Chair, Percussion Search Committee, Transcripts and letters of recommendation will be required of finalists only. Send all application materials electronically.


Application Deadline:  Screening of completed applications will begin December 1, 2017


Starting Date: August 2018


A part of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Music is accredited by NASM, and offers comprehensive studies leading to the MM, MME, BM, BME, BA (in music) degrees, and the Performer’s Certificate. For more information, see the web site at  


Laramie, Wyoming is located between the Medicine Bow National Forest and the Snowy Range of the Rocky Mountains, and is approximately two and one half hours north of Denver, Colorado.  We are in a high mountain valley, with superb outdoor recreational opportunities twelve months of the year. The air is clear, never humid, and world-class Nordic and Alpine skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and rock-climbing are all close at hand.

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement, please see The Diversity & Fairness page.

Pursuant to Wyoming State law, W.S. 19-14-102, as amended, an honorably discharged veteran who has been a resident of the state of Wyoming for one (1) year or more at any time prior to the date when the veteran applies for employment, or any surviving spouse who was married to such veteran at the time of the veteran’s death, who is receiving federal survivor benefits based on the veteran’s military service and is applying for employment, shall receive an interview preference during the applicant screening process with the University of Wyoming.  At the time of application the applicant must possess the business capacity, competency, education or other qualifications required for the position.  If disabilities do not materially interfere with performance of job duties, disabled veterans will be given preference over able-bodied veterans. Appropriate documentation of veteran status must be provided at time of application as outlined in the application process. No preference will be given to a veteran currently employed by a public department.

We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

Dr. Michael Griffith, Chair, Percussion Search Committee




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