Assistant/Associate Professor, Music Education #498788

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 20111466
Position Title Assistant/Associate Professor, Music Education #498788
Template Title
Position Type Faculty
Position Number 498788
Department Music

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

Job Summary:
The Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music at Lamar University seeks highly qualified applicants for the tenure-track position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Music Education. The Music Education faculty member is responsible for teaching all undergraduate and graduate courses relating to elementary music education and concepts in music education. Additionally, the position requires the coordination of our OAKE-endorsed summer Kodály program. Non-instructional duties include coordinating the music education program, acting as the departmental liaison to the College of Education for matters related to curriculum requirements and development, conducting regular assessment reports for the university and the state, and supervising the department’s clinical (student) teachers.

Position Specifications in Addition to the Above Described:
• Advise undergraduate and graduate music education majors as needed.
• Recruitment of qualified music educators for the graduate music education degree, especially our Master of Music Education with Kodály Certification program.
• Observe the department’s clinical (student) teachers.
• Serve as the music department’s representative on the university’s Educator Preparation Council.
• Work in close cooperation with the Field Experience Office to place clinical (student) teachers in an appropriate learning environment.
• Other research and service activities.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in music education required. Doctorate or ABD in music education required for a tenure-earning appointment. State-level teaching certification and experience as a music educator at the primary or secondary level required.

Lamar faculty are evaluated annually in the areas of teaching, research and creative activity, and service.

EEO Statement

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference Statement

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 805, Section 657.003.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
Certification and experience as a Kodály Educator strongly preferred. Collegiate-level teaching experience preferred.

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 805, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Salary Commensurate
Work Hours

Application Information

Posting Date 12/06/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? FAILURE TO EMAIL THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED DOCUMENTS PER THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY IMPACT VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: To claim Veteran's Preference under the law you must be: (1) a veteran, including a veteran with a disability; (2) a surviving spouse of a veteran killed on active duty who has not remarried; or (3) an orphan of a veteran if the veteran was killed while on active duty. If claiming Veteran's Preference, you MUST immediately email to your specific supporting documentation at the time of application such as the DD Form 214 (member 4 copy), AND, if applicable, the Dept of Veteran's Affairs Verification of Disability Benefits Letter if claiming a service related disability, a DD Form 1300 to include qualifying Death, Birth, and Marriage Certificates if claiming surviving spouse/orphan. Your email MUST also include your name, position number, job title and the department for each position you are applying for. Documents received after a position closes will not be accepted.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What is the highest level of education that you have achieved?
    • Doctorate Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
  3. * In what subject did you receive your highest degree?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you have a Master's degree in Music Education?
    • No
    • Yes
  5. * The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THEBC) maintains a list of Institutions Whose Degrees are Illegal to Use in Texas. A copy of this list can be found at: As part of your educational qualifications for this position, are you claiming a degree from any of the institutions listed on the THEBC website referenced above?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have State-level teaching certification and experience as a music educator at the primary or secondary level?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Interest
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript 1
  2. Unofficial Transcript 2
  3. Letter of Reference 1
  4. Letter of Reference 2
  5. Letter of Reference 3
  6. Miscellaneous