Assistant Professor of Practice

  • University of Memphis, School of Music
  • Jackson, TN, USA
  • Sep 21, 2023
Full time Music

Job Description


Nine-month non-tenure-track faculty position in the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music beginning August, 2024.

Teaching duties include undergraduate general music courses, and other courses as determined by the School of Music and the Lambuth Campus Dean. Musicians with all types of commercial music experience, especially voice, piano, music technology and business, are encouraged to apply. The accomplishments of candidates for this position must reflect their commitment to working with a diverse student population, and their ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the academic goals of the university.


The University of Memphis is a comprehensive metropolitan research university located in Memphis, Tennessee, one of the most musically active communities in the Mid-South. Current enrollment is approximately 22,000 students. The Lambuth Campus is located in Jackson, TN about 80 miles from the main campus and has an enrollment of approximately 1,000 students.

The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and has a full-time faculty of 43 with approximately 430 music majors. Degree programs include: Bachelor of Music in performance, music history, composition, music education, music business, recording technology, jazz and studio music performance, jazz and studio music composition/arranging; Master of Music in performance, musicology, Orff-Schulwerk, music education, pedagogy, jazz and studio music, composition and conducting; Doctor of Philosophy in musicology and music education; Doctor of Musical Arts in performance, composition, and conducting. A graduate certificate, the Artist Diploma in Music, is also offered. The School of Music is housed in the College of Communication and Fine Arts.

The Music and Entertainment department at the Lambuth Campus is a partnership between the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music and the College of Professional & Liberal Studies. Offered only at the Lambuth campus, the Music and Entertainment (ME) degree is an interdisciplinary program fusing three areas of study: music, business, and technology. This concentration will provide students an understanding of fundamentals in commercial music and will provide them the knowledge to gain employment in the entertainment field.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

A Master’s degree. Candidate must demonstrate potential for continued scholarly research, creative activities, and community outreach.

Application Details (to apply use the Apply Now button below.)

Candidates should go to: to apply. Additional items required at time of application include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a list of three (3) references with contact information to include address, telephone number and e-mail address.

For information regarding this position, contact:
Dr. Jeremy Tubbs, Music and Entertainment Search Committee
901-425-1919 or jtubbs [at]


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Application Deadline

Open until filled