Instructor/Assistant Professor-Music

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F0412-10
Position Title Instructor/Assistant Professor-Music
Department Visual and Performing Arts
Bargaining Unit APSCUF
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Faculty
Full-time/ Part-time Part-time
If Part-time, specify percentage

up to .25

Temporary/ Permanent Temporary
Tenure Track Non-Tenure Track Position
Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Anticipated Start Date
Anticipated End Date 05/26/2017
Work Hours Other

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

The University is seeking individuals to serve as temporary/part-time faculty.

Qualified applicants will be included in a “pool” of instructors, which will be used to provide studio music instruction when the need arises.

Essential Duties

Possible assignments include, but are not limited to: drum set, concert percussion, flute, low brass, french horn and strings.

This position may require development and teaching of courses online.

Specific Duties

Responsibilities: teaching applied instrumental lessons to majors, minors, and non-majors and assisting with ensembles.

The ability and willingness to recruit is highly desirable.

Minimum Qualifications (Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

Demonstrated proficiency with one’s instrument and proven ability to teach it is required.

The successful candidate must be able to communicate well and/or perform well in an interview or teaching demonstration and successfully complete the interview process.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants with diverse and appropriate performance experience (as applicable) in the idioms of classical, jazz / commercial and rock styles, non-western music, and marching percussion.

The ability to recruit students is also highly desirable.

Preference given to candidates that have completed at least a bachelor’s degree in music performance or education.

Physical Demands

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 04/07/2016
Close Date
Special Instructions for Applicants

Full consideration will be given to applications received by May 16, 2016.

In addition to the items requested, applicants should upload three letters of reference.

The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment.

Position is dependent upon funding and enrollment.

Background Clearances

In accordance with Act 153 of 2014 (HB 435), appointment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation which includes, but is not limited to, Act 34, Pennsylvania Criminal Record Clearance; Act 151, Child Abuse Clearance; and Act 114, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Checks.

Appointment is provisional for a single 90 day period provided the “Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form” and verification of your application for the three background checks are returned to Deana Hill, Associate VP for Human Resources.

Diversity Statement

Lock Haven University is profoundly dedicated to cultural diversity and supports the integration of diverse and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from people of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. To learn more about diversity at LHU and in our community, visit our website at

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You may also request a paper copy from the Public Safety Office located in the Glennon Infirmary building or by calling 570-484-2278.

About LHU

A career at Lock Haven University (LHU) is a distinctly unique and exciting opportunity. We encourage and support diversity and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is located in central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River and the picturesque Bald Eagle Mountains. LHU is one of fourteen universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

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Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained? (DEFINED)
    • High School Degree/GED
    • Associates degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • ABD
    • D. Ed.
    • Ph. D
  2. * What is your specialty instrument?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * If you do not already have Act 34 clearance, is there anything preventing you from receiving clearance prior to the start of employment?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not applicable -- already have clearance
  4. * Please indicate where you first heard about this employment opportunity.
    • Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC)
    • State College Centre Daily Times
    • Williamsport Sun-Gazette
    • Lock Haven Express
    • CareerLink Office
    • Electronic list serve
    • Personal Referral
    • Lock Haven University Website
    • Other
  5. * Can you perform the essential duties of this position with or without accommodations?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Academic Transcripts
  4. Reference Letters
Optional Documents
  1. Professional Licenses/Certifications