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Assistant Professor of Percussion (Tenure Track)

The University of South Alabama Department of Music invites applications for a full-time (9-month), tenure-track Assistant Professor of Percussion, starting August 15, 2022. Requirements: Doctorate of Music, but candidates who are currently ABD in their degree program will be considered. Candidates should show evidence of successful applied teaching on percussion at the collegiate level as well as significant performance experience at regional levels. Candidates should have a successful record of recruiting at the secondary and collegiate levels. Candidates should have a successful record of instruction of a collegiate drumline. Candidates should be actively involved in percussion-related professional organizations and maintain an active schedule of performance and scholarly activity in relation to percussion.

Responsibilities: Instruct the University of South Alabama percussion studio (undergraduate majors and minors and graduate students), including studio classes, percussion ensembles, and other aspects of studio and general percussion instruction. Recruit talented percussion students at the undergraduate and graduate levels to help staff all Department of Music ensembles. Work with the Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands to administer and instruct the Jaguar Marching Band drumline program.

Additional teaching duties may be assigned in areas of the successful candidate’s strengths, such as music theory, literature, education or other areas, as appropriate. Contribution to the scholarly advancement of the field through research and/or creative activities is required. Serve on departmental, college, and university committees as assigned.


The Institution: Located in a metropolitan area of nearly 600,000 residents on the scenic Gulf of Mexico, the University of South Alabama is a comprehensive, global university that offers diverse and nationally recognized programs in a variety of fields. With an enrollment of approximately 14,000 students, USA is one of the fastest growing universities in Alabama with an annual overall economic impact of $3 billion. The Department of Music is a unit of the College of Arts and Sciences and has become one of the most respected collegiate music programs in the region. The Department of Music is able to serve many students by continually expanding its programs and offerings.


To Apply:  Please email the following: a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts from all universities attended, and the names of three references to Dr. Andra Bohnet, Search Committee Chairperson, at abohnet@southalabama.edu. Audio and/or video recordings may be requested at a later date.

Applicants invited for a campus interview will arrange to have official graduate and undergraduate transcripts sent directly by the registrars of all colleges and universities attended to the Search Committee Chair:

Dr. Andra Bohnet

Department of Music

Laidlaw Performing Arts Center

5751 USA Drive S., Room 1072

Mobile, AL 36688-0002

For inquiries, please contact Dr. Andra Bohnet, Chair, Assistant Professor of Percussion Search Committee at abohnet@southalabama.edu.


Deadline: Review of applications will begin January 14, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. 


The USA Department of Music, fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, offers Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance, Music Education, and Elective Studies in Business and Outside Fields. Graduate degrees offered include Master of Music degrees in Music Education (Instrumental or Vocal), Collaborative Piano, and Performance. The Laidlaw Performing Arts Center features impressive studios and classrooms, a superb recital hall, and state-of-the-art music technology labs.

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veterans status.