Indiana, USA
Taylor University
Assistant or Associate Professor

Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of distinguished candidates to teach in the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance. This is a tenure-track position beginning August 2023. Appointment of rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply

Taylor University Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance offers the BA in Theatre and NASM-accredited degrees including BM in Performance, BM in Composition, BM in Music Education, BA in Music, BS in Music, and BFA in Musical Theatre. The faculty consists of seven full-time and approximately twenty-five part-time faculty who serve more than 300 students each semester in applied music, ensembles, theatrical productions, and academic course work.


This faculty member will coordinate the music composition and music theory area and will advise composition majors and minors in the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance (MTD). This faculty member will teach music technology courses and oversee music technology equipment in the Department of MTD, including the electronic music studio, the recording booth, and the music computer lab. This faculty member will coordinate with Media Services to support MTD Department live-streaming and music recording. This faculty member may teach other MTD courses according to his or her area of expertise and the department’s needs, possibly including music history, songwriting, or instrumental ensembles. This faculty member will develop collaborations with Taylor’s Film and Media program and Computer Science program.


Candidates should have an earned doctorate in music and demonstrated teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates with professional experience in commercial music and music production. Consideration will be given to candidates with a master’s degree and significant professional experience.


Start Date
August 2023

Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, and complete the application found at: https://jobs.taylor.edu/docs/FacultyApplication.doc Materials should be addressed to: Dr. Nancy Dayton, Dean of Arts, Humanities, Business, and Higher Education, and sent to academics@taylor.edu. All materials will remain confidential. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.


Taylor University is a Christ-centered educational institution, and an evangelical, interdenominational covenant community committed to advancing life-long learning and ministering the redemptive love and truth of Jesus Christ to a world in need. Candidates will be expected to affirm and support by example the Taylor University Life Together Covenant and their belief in the Statement of Faith and other foundational documents.

Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to both spiritual and intellectual development. Academic pursuits at Taylor are rigorous, demanding imagination, dedication and integrity from both students and faculty. As a Christian institution, Taylor University has highly capable, supportive faculty who recognize that all truth has its source in God. Taylor University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting. The University also offers focused graduate programs that expand and complement curricular and institutional strengths.

The University is located 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis and 50 miles south of Fort Wayne. The proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits, including access to specialized healthcare and cultural and entertainment opportunities including music, theater, art, professional athletics and commerce.