Academic Openings

Assistant Professor of Music Education

Status: Full-time; Tenure-track
Area: Academic Affairs
Supervisor: Dr. Heath Weber, Associate Dean for Performing Arts
Start Date: August 13, 2018

Morningside College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Music Education, a full-time tenure-track position, beginning August, 2018.  QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must have a minimum of five years of successful public school experience, demonstrate excellent musical and written communication skills, and possess competency in Kodály, Orff, and/or Dalcroze pedagogies. Doctorate in music education preferred, ABD or equivalent significant professional experience considered. Applicants must be knowledgeable regarding all aspects of a comprehensive music education program. Teaching experience at the collegiate level and experience in preparing and observing student teachers is preferred. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Building and maintaining a vibrant program in Music Education, in collaboration with education and music colleagues; ensemble conducting responsibilities are included, and new conducting opportunities may also be available.  Active participation in student recruitment; demonstrating ongoing engagement with creative activity as scholarship through ensemble performance, individual performance and/or conducting with a regional, national, and international scope; teaching music education courses, advising music education students and mentoring student teachers; other courses depending on the candidate’s qualifications and the needs of the college; and fulfilling additional teaching duties as assigned by the Associate Dean for Performing Arts.

Morningside College is a private, coeducational, residential, comprehensive institution, affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1894, the college is growing and currently serves approximately 1,300 full-time undergraduate students of diverse social, cultural, ethnic, racial, and national backgrounds, as well as over 1,600 online graduate students in Education and Nursing. Morningside confers five baccalaureate degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Music Education, as well as two masters degrees:  Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Science in Nursing. The faculty is committed to the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for every major in the professional and career-centered curriculum. The 68-acre campus includes 23 buildings and is situated in Sioux City, Iowa, a community recognized as the economic and cultural center of Siouxland, a metropolitan region with a population of over 140,000.  Morningside College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages women and minorities to apply.

Screening for the position will begin immediately and continue until filled. Apply on-line only by submitting an email to entering Music Education Search in the subject line, and attaching a PDF or Microsoft Word files for the following documents: A cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a 1-page statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. If the letters of recommendation are not included in the application, they must be electronically submitted to the "facultysearch" email address provided above. Questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Heath Weber, Associate Dean for Performing Arts (712-274-5514 or   SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:  Video and audio recording examples of the applicant’s ensembles and conducting/or teaching examples are welcomed to be sent to:  to Dr. Heath Weber, Associate Dean for Performing Arts, at

Morningside College provides a creative, deeply personal and relevant college experience, which values diversity and inclusion in all forms.