Instructor of Music, Horn/Music Theory

Matt Locke Ellis College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Music

Position:  Instructor of Music. Horn/Music Theory. Nine-month, non-tenure track. Beginning August 2017.

Job Description:  Instructor position to teach applied French horn and courses in music theory/aural skills. Other possible teaching assignments according to the expertise of the candidate/needs of the department. Additional responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, participation in departmental committees, academic advising, and recruiting.

Qualifications:  Henderson State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. Doctorate in music from an accredited university with evidence of successful teaching at the college level preferred. ABD considered.

Salary:  Commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include university supplemented health insurance and TIAA–CREF.

The Department:  The Department of Music at Henderson State University consists of sixteen full-time and four part-time faculty members. The department offers the Bachelor of Music degree with tracks in Music Education, Performance, and Composition, and the Bachelor of Arts in Music to approximately 100 music majors. It is housed in the Russell Fine Arts Building and the newly annexed Bowen House. The department recruits students from Arkansas and northeast Texas, and is a fully-accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. For more information, visit

The University:  Henderson State University is located in Arkadelphia, AR, a charming community of 12,000 residents situated less than an hour south of Little Rock. Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school system, a thriving medical community, two recreational rivers, the iconic DeGray Lake, and is approximately 30 miles from historic Hot Springs National Park, one of the great American treasures. Please visit,, or for more information about Henderson and our community.

Application:  The review of applications will begin April 25, 2017. To be considered, applications must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three current letters of recommendation, and an audio or video recording of recent performances. Application materials must be submitted electronically to Dr. Phillip Schroeder, Chair, Horn and Theory Search, at

The appointee will be required to submit to a background screening including criminal background check, pursuant to university policy. The appointee will also be required to submit official transcripts.