Idaho, USA
Northwest Nazarene University
Faculty in Instrumental Performance & Music Theory

The Department of Music at Northwest Nazarene University seeks qualified candidates for a full-time, nine-month tenure-track position in the area of Instrumental Performance/Music Theory. We encourage candidates with expertise in any of the following areas including, but not limited to, the following to apply: instrumental performance, music theory, composition, teaching, leadership, and recruiting.


> Oversee the instrumental applied area, including juries, masterclasses, studio support, and advising
> Maintain a strong performance resume (soloist, chamber musician, and/or orchestral) and have a proven record of performance and teaching
> Develop and teach a relevant and engaging music theory curriculum, including musicianship and music theory
> Recruit students for the department through performances, workshops, adjudicating, and strong community relations
> Collaborate with ensemble directors and studio faculty to support student growth and excellence, including facilitating recitals, masterclasses, sectionals, chamber groups, etc.
> Foster collegial relationships within the department through attending department events, meetings, and concerts
> Mentor and collaborate with a diverse range of students and to contribute to their training and development as professional artists and citizens of the world
> Uphold the Department’s and Universities shared policies and mission


Minimum Qualifications:
> Master’s degree in Applied Performance or Music theory from an accredited University
> Minimum of five (5) years of teaching experience
> Evidence of successful teaching on the University, Conservatory or pre-professional level in music theory and the application of current pedagogical trends in the field
> The University requires that all candidates have a Christian perspective (preferably in the Wesleyan tradition), and must be comfortable with and in agreement with the mission and lifestyle values of NNU

Preferred Qualifications:
> Doctorate degree (or ABD with degree completed by August 2022)
> Five (5) years of teaching experience in higher education
> Additional expertise in composition, commercial music, improvisation, or ensemble and chamber music instruction a plus


To be considered for this position, a complete application packet must be received. Complete application packet will include the following:
> Letter of interest
> NNU application (https://www.nnu.edu/sites/default/files/2020-04/NNU%20Employment%20Application.pdf)
> Resume
> Letter of reference from current pastor
> Two current letters of recommendation from professional associates
> Statement describing your philosophy of Christian higher education
> Statement describing your philosophy of teaching

Send, fax or email a complete application packet to:

Human Resources Office
Northwest Nazarene University
623 S. University Boulevard
Nampa, ID 83686
Phone: (208) 467-8036
Fax: (208) 467-8587
Email: hr@nnu.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

See original job posting: https://www.nnu.edu/employment-position/faculty-in-instrumental-performance-music-theory


The salary and rank will be determined by the educational background and experience of each applicant and will be discussed with individual candidates as they are invited to interview for this position. Full-time personnel will be offered access to a benefits package including health, vision and dental insurance for employee and family, life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending plan, tuition benefits for employee and dependents, opportunities for professional development, and a retirement program.