Instructor or Assistant Professor of Music - WVU Tech

Beckley, West Virginia
Apr 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences at West Virginia University Institute of Technology, a regional divisional four-year campus of West Virginia University located in Southern West Virginia (Beckley), seeks to hire a full-time tenure-track Instructor or Assistant Professor of Music to begin fall 2017.  We are seeking an outstanding teacher with scholarly promise to compliment the faculty in the Department of History, English & Creative Arts.  


The primary responsibilities will include teaching twelve undergraduate hours per semester of freshman-level music courses in the university core curriculum, curriculum assessment, and similar activities. Additional responsibilities include student advising, recruitment, and retention.  All college faculty are expected to demonstrate value to the profession and university through creative activity and scholarship. The successful candidate will join a department that works closely with first-year students.  The department seeks a candidate who will demonstrate exemplary communication skills, collegiality, and the ability to contribute to the intellectual and cultural life of the university.  Participation in faculty service activities, including committee work, is expected. Additional responsibilities will be assigned according to the needs of the department.


Date of Appointment:  August 11, 2017


Rank/Salary: Instructor or Assistant Professor and salary commensurate with background and experience.  


Deadline:  Review of applications will begin immediately.


WVU Tech is a regional division of the West Virginia University system with a campus located in Beckley, West Virginia. It boasts a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 17 students, allowing personalized attention in a supportive environment. WVU Tech is ranked first in the state for return on investment, and seventh in the nation in annual ROI for students paying in-state tuition.


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A master's degree in music is required; terminal degree in music preferred. Experience at the college level and an ability to effectively teach music appreciation, as well as general music courses is required. The successful candidate may also teach music courses of interest depending on student demand. Demonstrated ability to mentor students is also required.  



  • Letter of interest;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Three (3) professional references with their full contact information;
  • One-page teaching philosophy statement;
  • University transcripts.

Additional materials may be requested at a later date.


About WVU:


At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement.

We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward.  Our students, faculty, and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU.  Get more details at


West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.  The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.  




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