Arkansas, USA
University of the Ozarks
Assistant Professor of Music

University of the Ozarks invites applications for a current opening as a tenure track Assistant Professor of Music beginning July 2021.


Candidates must be motivated to build a music program by working with both beginning and experienced student musicians, and by complementing a senior faculty member with specializations in organ and music history. The position has a reduced teaching load in order to support an aggressive growth plan in music, leading to additional faculty hires in July 2023 and July 2024.


The desired applicant would have at least a Master of Music degree or a Master of Arts degree in music with professional performing skill and the ability to teach courses in music and music theory.

Preference will be given to those with experience in vocal instruction and/or choral direction, along with knowledge of recruiting opportunities in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the search is completed. Please send a letter of application; vita; statement of teaching philosophy; and three current letters of reference, at least one of which addresses teaching ability, to:

Karen Schluterman, Director of Human Resources at: humanresources@ozarks.edu

See original job posting at: https://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=177461881&Title=Assistant%20Professor%20of%20Music


Karen Schluterman, Human Resources
(479) 979-1224


University of the Ozarks is a small, residential campus recognized for having one of the most diverse student bodies in a twelve-state region. Candidates should demonstrate a strong interest in working with a diverse student body. Excellent communication skills and support of the University’s mission are also required.

Ranked in the Top 10 of Southern region comprehensive baccalaureate institutions by U. S. News & World Report, University of the Ozarks is a Presbyterian-related institution that blends the liberal arts and professional preparation in a student-centered environment emphasizing quality teaching and student learning. The University has been rated as having the second most diverse student body in a 12-state region. The University serves approximately 800 undergraduate students on a beautiful campus in Clarksville, Arkansas, located along Interstate-40 approximately 90 miles northwest of Little Rock, and nestled between the Arkansas River and the Ozark Mountains. The University serves students from diverse religious, cultural, educational and economic backgrounds and welcomes students from throughout the U.S. and from more than 20 countries around the world. Knowing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and rich and rewarding communities, Ozarks is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. The University is especially interested in applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences and those with a successful record of teaching and working with diverse students, including historically underrepresented minority students and other underserved populations. Recent campaigns have enhanced facilities, academic programs and other campus initiatives. For more information about the University of the Ozarks, visit www.ozarks.edu.