Tenure Track in Music, Theatre & Dance

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 2018. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.


Doctorate in Music Education / Instrumental Conducting. ABD candidates will also be given consideration. Must have public school and/or private school teaching experience and outstanding record of success in instrumental music. Preference given to candidates with brass or percussion performance background. Demonstration of strong organizational skills, expert musicianship, leadership and collegiality essential for this position. A record of successful college teaching and professional activity is preferred.


Candidates must also have a personal, vibrant faith and Christian walk and be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the University. 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 the Taylor University Life Together Covenant, Statement of Faith, and essential documents.



Direct University Wind Ensemble, Pep Band and Jazz Ensemble program. Teach Instrumental conducting, applied music and secondary methods in field of expertise. Teach in a cognate area of interest. Maintain active scholarly endeavors. Assist with recruitment of majors, minors and music participation students.

Recruit actively in public schools, Christian schools, IMEA and ISSMA events each year. Supervise instrumental student teachers and adjunct faculty. Participate actively in university and department events requiring instrumental music support.

The normal teaching load is 24 hours, and some departmental duties fulfill this expectation. Student advising and other normal faculty and departmental duties are also expectations. The successful candidate will demonstrate her/his commitment to the life of the mind through participation in professional organizations and scholarship and will be committed to the integration of faith and learning.



Music, Theatre, and Dance is an active vibrant department providing professional training and service to the university in the Christian Liberal Arts tradition. The department has more than 100 majors and minors with 9 full time faculty and a number of specialty adjunct instructors. There are 10 music ensembles and a very active theatre and musical theatre program. The music unit is accredited by NASM and offers Bachelor of Music Degrees in Performance, Music Education, and Composition; Bachelor of Science Degrees with concentrations in Church Music Ministry, Music Marketing, and Management; and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Musical Theatre.


Taylor University is an evangelical Christian liberal arts university in which all programs are shaped by a Christian worldview and the integration of faith, learning and living within a community of intentional Christian nurture and relationships. Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to the spiritual and intellectual development of its students as well as of its faculty members. 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.       

Start Date

August 2018


Interested candidates should send a letter of application, a brief statement of music education philosophy, curriculum vitae, and completed faculty application to academics@taylor.edu. The application is available online at http://www2.taylor.edu/provost/facultyapplication.doc

Preferred application deadline is March 15, 2018. Do not send ensemble and performance recordings until requested. A background check is required of all finalists for this position. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Michael Hammond, Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts & Biblical Studies. All materials will remain confidential.  Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.