Faculty Position in Instrumental Music Education


Website Union University

This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Music beginning Fall 2022. This position is responsible for teaching a variety of courses, fulfilling departmental and university-wide faculty responsibilities, and maintaining an appropriate level of scholarship in Music. Rank assignment commensurate with education and experience. Union University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Union University is a private, coeducational liberal arts-based university offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The campus is located in Jackson, Tenn. (80 miles northeast of Memphis) with additional campuses in Germantown and Hendersonville, Tenn. Union University currently enrolls more than 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 44 states and 25 countries. Union University stands as a national leader among colleges and universities in promoting a Christian worldview and a Christ-centered approach to education. Union is consistently ranked among the nation’s premier Christian universities and has been recognized as a top-tier institution each year since 1997 by U.S. News & World Report, which also recognized Union at a national level for undergraduate teaching excellence. Union was also recently recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” one of only 30 four-year institutions to receive this honor roll designation.

Position Description:

Teaching responsibilities include Symphonic Band, applied lessons (brass, strings, or percussion preferred), and Instrumental Music Education courses and Internships. Other courses, including Chamber Ensembles, Music Technology, Music Theory, and Aural Skills, Worship Instrumental Techniques, and Symphony Orchestra may be assigned predicated on the interests, qualifications, and experiences of the applicant as well as on departmental needs.

Additional responsibilities encompass service to the department, university, and community along with appropriate scholarly activities.  Further, the person who fills this position will actively pursue relationships with area high school instrumental directors and students for the purpose of recruiting students to the Department of Music as well as developing the reputation of the department in the region and beyond.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a terminal degree in Music Education, Instrumental Conducting, Brass Performance, Percussion Performance, String Performance, or a related field is required.  Additionally, certification in Music Education with a minimum of 3 consecutive years of successful teaching within K-12 schools is required. ABD candidates and Master degree graduates with demonstrated experience may be considered.

The successful applicant will possess strong musical expertise, the ability to communicate effectively, a love for teaching and learning, and the desire to invest time and energy in the well-being of students and the development of the Department of Music.

Successful candidates must be professing Christians who are active members of a local church, enthusiastically support Union University’s Identity, Mission and Core Values and articulate a Christian worldview in their work and life.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.uu.edu.