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Open Rank (Assistant/Associate/Full) Professor in Music Education
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Location: Urbana, Illinois
Internal Number: 4603117
Open Rank (Assistant/Associate/Full) Professor in Music Education School of Music
College of Fine and Applied Arts University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Music invites applications for a full time faculty member in Music Education. This is a tenure-track faculty position to begin August 16, 2024. Salary and rank commensurate with experience.
Located on the campus of one of the world's leading research universities, the University of Illinois School of Music is a center for creativity and collaboration through performance, research, and education. Historically rich in tradition, the School of Music is a resource for music research of all kinds, and offers bachelors, master's and doctoral degrees to its nearly 700 students in many different fields of study. Hosting a diverse population of faculty, students, and staff, the School of Music embraces cutting-edge innovation and discovery while providing an array of musical and engagement opportunities within the artistic and educational communities of Urbana and Champaign. Please see http://music.illinois.edu for information regarding the University of Illinois School of Music.
The Music Education program at UIUC provides comprehensive music teacher preparation and rigorous graduate study for music educators. During a typical year, the division serves approximately 150 undergraduate majors, 40 master's students in both academic year and summer programs, and a resident cohort of doctoral students. Our faculty work as teachers, conductors, editors, clinicians, consultants, and researchers who contribute to the School of Music and the music education profession nationally and internationally. As specialists with backgrounds in music teaching and learning in a variety of settings, faculty teach all the courses central to the preparation of pre-service teachers for successful and stimulating P-12 teaching careers. This commitment to teacher preparation is central to the faculty's work, as is its integration with contemporary research and scholarship in music teaching and learning.
This member of the music education area will teach undergraduate and graduate courses within the School of Music's music education area; supervise graduate research, including Master's theses and Ph.D. dissertations; sustain a scholarly agenda that has the potential for regional and national impact; establish and maintain partnerships with school and community organizations; build relationships to attract, support, and retain students for the music education program; and contribute to service in the profession, the music education area, and the School of Music.
All employees of the School of Music are also expected to embrace the following core ideals:
Demonstrate a commitment to building and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, one that reflects the entire State of Illinois. Support the University of Illinois' dedication to being a community of care. Demonstrate a commitment to student success and well-being through both teaching excellence and broader mentorship. Seek out opportunities for collaboration with colleagues both on and off campus, and both within and across disciplines. View recruiting and retention, particularly of members of underserved communities, as fundamental to the position and to the School's success. Work as a cooperative member of the School's community and serve as a model of integrity and collegiality. Exhibit passion for your work, the School, and the role of music in our society.
Terminal degree in music education, or a related field, or professional equivalent (ABD considered if degree is completed before start of appointment) Minimum of three years teaching experience in P-12 and/or higher education settings Evidence of scholarly and/or community engaged activity that shows potential for regional and national impact
Ph.D. in music education Minimum of five years teaching experience in P-12 settings Experience teaching music education courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels Experience advising graduate research in music education Experience recruiting, supporting, and retaining undergraduate and graduate students, particularly BIPOC students Established record of scholarly activity and professional leadership in the field of music education Community engagement experience, including collaborations with P-12 schools and community organizations Musical and teaching experience with a variety of styles and repertoire - particularly music by BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, and living composers and music from African American, Latin American, and Indigenous cultural traditions Expertise in one or more of the following areas:
Quantitative Research Methods
Secondary General Music
String Music Education
World Music Pedagogy
The Daniel J. Perrino Chair could be considered for a Full string music ed faculty member.
Application Procedures & Deadline Information
Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on October 16, 2023. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. Interviews may be conducted before the closing date, but no hiring decision will be made until after the close of the search. For full consideration, please submit the following:
Letter of interest Curriculum Vitae Diversity and inclusion statement, including examples of musical and teaching experience and a vision for the evolving landscape of music education Names and contact information of three references
Candidates who advance may be asked to submit additional materials.
For further information about this specific position, please contact Dr. Bridget Sweet, Search Committee Co-Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jennifer Steiling, Sr. Human Resource Associate (email@example.com). For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.
The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.
Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has earned a reputation as a world-class leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. With our land-grant heritage as our foundation, we pioneer innovative research that tackles global problems and expands the human experience. Our transformative learning experiences, in and out of the classroom, are designed to produce innovative alumni who desire to make a significant, societal impact.