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Artist/Assistant Professor of Percussion

Artist/Assistant Professor of Percussion

Artist/Assistant Professor of Percussion

W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts
The W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts at McNeese State University invites qualified applicants for the position of Artist/Assistant Professor of Percussion. This is a full-time, 9–month, unclassified, tenure-track position. The appointment begins in August 2019.

Position Description and Responsibilities:

The Artist/Assistant Professor of Percussion will teach applied percussion, direct a variety of percussion ensembles, and assist with the Pride of McNeese Marching Percussion Section. Secondary responsibilities may include teaching courses in music technology, music theory and /or aural skills, or other courses commensurate with the candidate’s expertise. The successful candidate is expected to fully participate in departmental activities. The Artist/Assistant Professor of Percussion will work closely with students and faculty of the Department of Performing Arts by contributing to the artistic development of the students and supporting the artistic and academic life of the department, the University and the community.


  • Doctoral degree in percussion performance required
  • Evidence of artist level performance skills
  • Experience teaching concert and marching percussion

  • Evidence of three years of successful classroom teaching and applied instruction at the collegiate level
  • Experience teaching drum set and/or world percussion
  • Working knowledge of current technology related to audio recording and sound reinforcement


Review of applications will begin on February 20, 2019 and will continue until position is filled.

Application Materials and Contact:

Applicants should submit: 
  • Letter of application addressing the applicant’s experience and strengths in meeting the responsibilities and qualifications of the position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information (email and phone number) for three professional references
  • Unofficial transcripts of graduate course work
  • Document containing links to video or audio examples of recent representative performances
Please submit the required documents via email to:
Lonny Benoit, DMA
Artist/Assistant Professor of Percussion Search Committee Chair
W. A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts
McNeese State University
Box 92175
Lake Charles, LA 70609
Office:  (337) 475-5466
TDD: (337) 562-4227

Additional Information:

McNeese State University, located in Lake Charles, Louisiana, is a public university and a member of the University of Louisiana System. Under Louisiana law, applications and al l supporting materials will become public record. All applicants are expected to submit complete and accurate materials as specified in the position announcement. A background check and an English Proficiency assessment will be conducted on selected finalists. We comply with Louisiana Revised Statute 49:1001, et seq, and State of Louisiana Executive Order 98-38, which provides for drug testing of employees, appointees, prospective employees, and prospective appointees. Prospective employees and employees are informed if a drug test is required.

McNeese State University is an AA/EEO/ADA employer committed to excellence through diversity.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires McNeese State University to inform applicants that the University can employ only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. Each new employee is required to present documentation verifying his/her identity and right to accept employment.

McNeese State University is a member of the University of Louisiana System. Under Louisiana law, applications and all supporting materials will become public record. An executive session pursuant to La. Rev. Stat. 42:6.1(A) may be required.

Persons needing reasonable accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Equal Opportunity Office: Voice: (337) 475-5428; TDD/TTY, Hearing Impaired: (337) 562-4227; Fax: (337) 475-5960; or

Instructional Faculty Candidates with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to U.S. degrees, an official comprehensive course-by-course report and U.S. Equivalency Statement, from World Education Services. The official Credential Evaluation Report and U.S. Equivalency Statement must be submitted directly to the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, Box 93220, Lake Charles, LA 70609; (337)475-5508. Simple translation of the language on foreign diplomas, transcripts, coursework, or similar will NOT suffice and will cause the application packet to be judged as incomplete.