Assistant Professor - Music - Flute

Apply now Job no: 505222
Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 052700 - Department of Music
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

Teach studio flute and pedagogy-related courses

Research/Creative Achievements including but not limited to publications, presentations, professional performances; potential for external funding and other activities consistent with Mississippi State University Promotion and Tenure guidelines.

Salary Grade:  UC

For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

Mississippi State University is a comprehensive land grant institution ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a Very High Research Activity University. The university is a member of the Southeastern Conference. The Department of Music is part of the College of Education and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

See for more information about the department. Located partly in and adjacent to Starkville, a city of about 25,000 residents, MSU is served by the nearby Golden Triangle Regional Airport, which has daily connections to Atlanta.

Area of Specialization:


Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2023

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

•Teach studio flute and pedagogy-related courses
•Research/Creative Achievements including but not limited to publications, presentations, professional performances; potential for external funding and other activities consistent with Mississippi State University Promotion and Tenure guidelines [AOP 13.07]
•Direct the MSU Flute Choir & coach student chamber ensembles
•Secondary teaching responsibilities based on departmental needs and candidate’s expertise
•Participate in university, college, and departmental committees, service and recruiting activities
•Perform with faculty chamber ensembles

Minimum Qualifications:

•Doctorate required; ABD considered but degree must be completed by time of appointment
•Appropriate performance experience
•Successful experience in teaching studio flute

Preferred Qualifications:

•Ability to work collaboratively in a variety of academic and community settings
•Ability to actively recruit and maintain a thriving flute studio
•Academic and professional characteristics consistent with the missions of the University, College, and the Department of Music
•Professional performance experience
•University teaching experience

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

•Only complete application files will be considered
•Applicants must complete the personal data information form on and apply for this position
•In addition, applicants should submit the following items to the address listed below:
•Letter of application
•Curriculum vitae with names, telephone numbers and email addresses of five current references
•Copies of all academic transcripts (official transcripts will be required at the time of hire) *Any social security numbers should be redacted prior to submission online*
•Recent audio and/or video links representative of flute performances (required)
•Recent audio and/or video links of representative teaching sample (optional)
•Three letters of recommendation to be requested at a later stage in the search process (selected from the five references)

Please submit the application materials to:
Dr. Robert Damm
Chair, Flute Search Committee
Mississippi State University
Department of Music
P.O. Box 6240
Mississippi State, MS 39762

If submitting via FedEx or UPS, please use the following physical address:

124 Hardy Road
Music Building
Mississippi State, MS 39762

•Application materials will not be returned.
•Open until filled. For best consideration, apply by January 17, 2023.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

What do I do if I need an accommodation?

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Mississippi State University, please contact the Department of Human Resources Management at tel: (662) 325-3713 or

If you have any questions regarding this policy, contact the Department of Human Resources Management at (662) 325-3713 or Upon request, sections of this job listing are available in large print, and readers are available to assist the visually impaired.

Advertised: Central Standard Time
Applications close:

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend