Assistant Professor of Elementary Music Education


Job Description:  Assistant Professor of Elementary Music Education.  10-month appointment.  The appointment will be tenure track if the appointee has an earned doctorate.  Duties include teaching elementary music methods courses, lower-level theory and literature courses, and general music.  Five years or more of public school teaching and familiarity with music and education technology preferred.  Additional responsibilities include participation in departmental and university committees and professional development.

Qualifications: Henderson State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. In pursuit of this commitment, candidates will possess an earned doctorate or ABD from an accredited institution of higher education and a record of successful teaching at the collegiate level.

Salary:  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

University: Henderson State University is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, a charming, family-centered community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock, Arkansas on Interstate 30.  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 Lake DeGray, 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 State University and our community.

Department: The Department of Music at Henderson State University consists of 16 full-time and 5 part-time faculty members.  The department offers the Bachelor of Music degree with tracks in Music Education and Performance, and the Bachelor of Arts in Music to approximately 110 music majors.  It is housed in the Russell Fine Arts Building and the newly annexed Bowen House.  The department primarily recruits students from Arkansas and northeast Texas, and is a fully-accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Application: To be considered, each applicant must provide a letter of application, vitae, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation which may be submitted separately.  Applications should be submitted electronically to:

Dr. Andrew Kreckmann, Search Committee Chair
Department of Music, Henderson State University

Review of applications will begin March 8, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.  The final applicant for this position will be required to submit to a background screening including a criminal background check pursuant to university policy.  The applicant will also be required to provide official transcripts to Human Resources.  Under the provisions of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, applications are subject to public inspection upon written request.