Tennessee, USA
Rhodes College
Assistant Professor of Music

The Department of Music at Rhodes College invites applications from scholar/performers for a tenure-track position, Assistant Professor of Music; Instrumental and Popular Music Studies, to begin in August of 2023.


This position would serve as coordinator of instrumental music for the department and provide leadership for the continued growth in areas of Popular and World Music. This position would also work closely with the college’s endowed Mike Curb Institute for Music (a Billboard Top Music Business School) and the Lynne & Henry Turley Memphis Center.

Teaching opportunities offer flexibility for the candidate to continue or develop courses in their area(s) of expertise (such as ensemble direction, ethnomusicology, composition/theory, technology, applied instrumental instruction, music industry studies) in alignment with department needs and student demand.


The successful candidate should have a terminal degree (Ph.D./D.M.A. or equivalent) by the time of hire, and be able to demonstrate the requisite experience and communication skills to coordinate and work with over twenty adjunct instrumental faculty members to continue building a sustainable program for student performers in a wide array of styles (jazz, popular, classical, world music, etc.) through ensembles and individual lessons.

Above all, Rhodes seeks an imaginative, engaging, and energetic teacher with a commitment to the liberal arts ethos, and an inclination toward collaboration and interdisciplinarity.


See original job posting and apply online at: https://rhodes.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Rhodes_Careers/job/Assistant-Professor-of-Music_JR-337

A complete application will include 1) a cover letter that addresses the strengths the candidate will bring as a teacher and scholar to a liberal arts college environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) a separate statement that addresses how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service will contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values.

Review of completed applications will begin October 21, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. The names and contact information for three references may be requested at the committee’s discretion.

Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.

Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Furthermore, Rhodes College is committed to supporting the work-life alignment of its faculty.


Rhodes College prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and anti-discrimination.

Rhodes is a nationally ranked residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and honor among ourselves. Our students live and learn on one of the country’s most beautiful campuses, located in the heart of Memphis, an economic, medical, and culturally diverse center, making Rhodes one of a handful of prominent liberal arts colleges in a major metropolitan area.