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Assistant Professor of Percussion

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Assistant Professor of Percussion
Requisition Number FE02918
Working Title
Department Name 8X200:Fine Arts - Music
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Tenure Track
Required Education
MM in percussion performance required; DMA or commensurate professional experience preferred (ABD candidates with projected completion by summer 2022 will be considered).
Required Related Experience
Evidence of outstanding musical artistry and 1-3 years of collegiate teaching or equivalent artist-level professional experience are required.
Required License/Registration/Certification
NA
Job Summary
The University of Kentucky is seeking a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Music in the field of percussion to join our outstanding faculty in the UK School of Music, to begin August 2022. Our new colleague will lead a thriving percussion studio with an international reputation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels of instruction and performance. Candidates should demonstrate a successful record of recruitment, teaching, performance, and professional integrity; candidates should articulate or demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity in recruitment activities, studio, and classroom settings, and articulate a vision for ensuring the well-being of students within the UK School of Music. Teaching duties will include individual studio instruction at all levels, percussion methods, percussion ensemble, and percussion studio class. Performance faculty members also assist with advising and graduate thesis committee work in the performance divisions.
The successful candidate will be expected to build a creative and research profile consistent with School of Music standards in performance areas; collaborate actively with School of Music faculty and ensemble directors to create successful percussion sections for School of Music ensembles, including UK orchestras, bands, jazz ensembles, and world music ensembles; maintain the inventory, purchasing, organization, and supervision of percussion equipment; participate in shared governance within the School of Music, the College of Fine Arts, and the University, as well as one’s profession; develop and maintain an active leadership service role within the candidate’s field; and establish and maintain positive relationships with secondary school band directors and private percussion instructors throughout the region that lead to excellent recruitment and retention of students in the UK School of Music. Tenured faculty in the School of Music may be asked to serve a term as Director of Undergraduate or Graduate Studies, depending upon the needs of the School. Funding to support percussion students includes undergraduate and graduate scholarships, as well as a graduate teaching assistantships.

The School of Music has over 50 full-time faculty, with an enrollment of over 400 students. The School of Music offers baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in music performance, music education, musicology/ethnomusicology, and theory/composition, as well as a master’s degree in music therapy. The School is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music. More information can be found at http://finearts.uky.edu/music.

The University of Kentucky, College of Fine Arts thrives because we serve and honor individuals and communities with unique and distinct voices. The College intentionally supports an authentic environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion through artistic programming and curricula that explore and celebrate the experiences of those voices. Because we believe that the arts are essential to the life of the individual and the community, we actively facilitate wide-ranging creative expression among our faculty, staff, and student artists and commit to inclusivity in our hiring and recruiting of faculty, staff, and students. In alignment with our DEI commitment, the School of Music welcomes and invites applicants who have a deep interest in advancing this mission and those who possess the skills and experience for this work. We encourage applications from members of all underrepresented groups as well as individuals who have experience working with diverse student populations (e.g., racial/ethnic, income, immigration status, sexual orientation/gender identification, etc.). As a member of the state’s flagship institution, we pledge to ensure that our campus is a place where differences are welcomed and valued, different perspectives are respectfully heard, and where every individual feels a sense of belonging and inclusion.

When prompted in the employment system, applicants will submit the following materials:
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications specific to this position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Specific Request 1 –  One combined document containing three letters of recommendation

Please also include the names and contact information for three additional references when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit reference letters within the employment system. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2022 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Visit our website at: http://finearts.uky.edu

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires and rehires. Prior to the first day of employment, all new hires and rehires must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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