Assistant Professor of Guitar

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Mar 06, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University invites applications for the nine-month, non-tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Guitar.  The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate applied guitar as well as courses selected from: guitar literature, guitar ensemble, guitar pedagogy and other courses as assigned.  Experience in recruiting and program development is expected.  Knowledge of or experience with secondary school guitar programs is preferred.  Additionally, the successful candidate is expected to participate in the school’s assessment program and in student retention efforts for the school and the university, advise students, and will participate in faculty meetings and other university service endeavors.  Effective teaching, scholarship and service are required for promotion.

The dynamic and growing guitar program at Oklahoma City University has one full-time faculty member and three adjunct faculty serving 25 majors and additional non-majors.  The OCU Guitar program annually hosts the Celedonio Romero Guitar Institute and the OCU Guitar Festival and Competition.  Learn more about the OCU Guitar program here:


A master's degree is required.  An earned doctorate is preferred.  Significant teaching experience is required.  Collegiate level teaching is preferred.

About the Wanda L. Bass School of Music:

The Wanda L. Bass School of Music, an all-Steinway school, is a fully accredited institutional member of NASM with 36 full-time and 30 adjunct faculty members, 300 undergraduate and 65 graduate students. For more information, please go to

About Oklahoma City University:

Oklahoma City University was founded in 1904 and is a coeducational, urban, private university located in the Uptown district of Oklahoma City. The university is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers a wide variety of degrees in the liberal arts and sciences disciplines. Oklahoma City University is the only Oklahoma institution listed in the top tier of the regional, master's-level university category by U.S. News and World Report magazine.

Employee Benefits:

The faculty of OCU are afforded a generous and comprehensive benefits package designed to fit the needs of you and your family. Benefits offered include: health (medical, dental and vision) insurance, flexible spending accounts, university paid life insurance, university paid long-term disability insurance, retirement plans, and tuition remission for employees and qualifying dependents who wish to take classes or pursue a degree at OCU.

Required Application Materials:

Applicants will be asked to upload a Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Application, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Unofficial Transcripts, and a list of 3-5 references with contact information.  No recordings at this time, but applicants should be prepared to submit links to performance recordings and teaching demonstrations.


Search Chair: Tomasz Zieba, Instructor of Music, [email protected]

Diversity Advocate: Lani Garner, Assistant Professor of Music Education, [email protected]


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.