Adjunct Professor of Music and/or Theatre

Missouri Southern State University
Joplin, MO

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Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

The Performing Arts Department at Missouri Southern is continuously seeking qualified candidates for adjunct faculty teaching positions. Eligible applicants should possess degrees or the appropriate training relevant to the level of class and content area being taught, which may include higher degrees or the equivalent professional experience. Demonstrated success in the area of specialization is a must.

The intent of this announcement is to identify a pool of adjunct faculty who are qualified to deliver undergraduate and graduate level courses and instruction in music (academic, vocal, and instrumental) and theatre (academic, acting, and directing). Expertise in the following areas is desired: music theory, music history, theatre history, musical theatre, acting, directing, technical lighting, technical scenery, music appreciation, theatre appreciation, low brass, high brass, strings, woodwind (double reed and single reed, and flute), guitar, voice, diction (theatre and vocal), stage make-up, and orchestral conducting. Courses could be online or on campus, depending on the nature of the course.

Employment will require a background check. E-verify participating employer. Applicant materials include a letter of application, curriculum vitae with the names, addresses, email and phone numbers of three references, and unofficial transcripts. Submit materials at Official transcripts are required within 45 days of hire. Review of applicant materials begins immediately and will continue until position(s) have been filled. EOE/AA.


Missouri Southern State University is a state-supported, comprehensive university offering programs leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees. Missouri Southern is located in Joplin, Missouri. In the Ozarks of Southwest of Missouri on Interstate 44 and Historic Route 66, Joplin is the 4th largest metropolitan area with 470,000 people living in the surrounding 4-state area. With a population of approximately 52,000 full-time residents and a daytime population reaching 250,000, Joplin is the "go to" place in the Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas 4-state area for quality educational opportunities, shopping, outstanding medical services, recreational venues, convention accommodations and employment opportunities. Joplin has been named the number one Missouri town of populations under 53,000 by Missouri Life. Selection criteria included published data on education, crime, unemployment, as well as numerous amenities.

Additional information on Missouri Southern and our mission can be found on the University's home page or by clicking here. You belong in Joplin! Enjoy a low cost of living, supportive community, outdoor lifestyle, proximity to destination markets, and more. Whatever it is, it's possible in Joplin, Missouri! Check out all Joplin has to offer by clicking here.  Additional information on Joplin and the surrounding area are available through the Joplin Chamber of Commerce website or the City of Joplin web site. 

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