Department of Music

Position Announcement: Percussion


Visiting Assistant Professor of Percussion

One-year faculty appointment with the possibility of renewal, pending budgetary approval. Full time, 9 months. Salary commensurate with training and experience. Start Date: August 10, 2013.

DUTIES: Teach and recruit undergraduate percussion students, teach percussion techniques and methods, teach/conduct percussion ensemble, teach drum set to students in jazz ensembles and assist with the drumline for the Marching Virginians.  Additional duties are dependent upon the qualifications and interests of the applicant and the needs of the Department of Music. Maintain an active performing career and program of appropriate research and creative activity. Serve on committees and perform other appropriate university service.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in music required; doctorate or equivalent experience is preferred. Evidence of significant professional experience as a performing percussionist and excellence in teaching individual applied percussion at the college level is required. The successful candidate will possess strong potential for recruiting and for building an outstanding program. We seek candidates with the demonstrated ability to contribute effectively to a faculty team dedicated to creating a positive, dynamic, and inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population.

See full description of qualifications as well as application materials and procedures at

DEADLINE: To be assured of full consideration, applications should be received by April 1st. Application review will continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is an AA/EO/ADA institution that has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and people with disabilities.