Music Education (Elementary Music Specialist) Faculty

Brigham Young University School of Music
Utah, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Sep 10, 2020
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

This is a full-time, continuing faculty status (tenure)-track, professorial position.

Qualifications: (1) Doctorate with emphasis in music education; emphasis in early childhood and elementary general music preferred; (2) Record of successful general, elementary, and early childhood teaching in public schools; (3) College teaching experience preferred; (4) Strong research skills and interests in music education; (5) Experience with teaching popular music, integrating music, and/or educational technology preferred; (6) Skills in multiple elementary/early childhood methodologies.

Responsibilities: (1) Teach undergraduate and graduate music education courses; (2) Oversee adjunct professors who have responsibilities in early childhood and elementary general music, including the BYU Young Musicians Academy; (3) Mentor and advise music education majors with elementary and general music emphasis; (4) Supervise student teachers; (5) Advise and supervise graduate and undergraduate research projects; (6) Serve as School of Music liaison with BYU School of Education (Elementary Committee); (7) Pursue scholarly and creative endeavors which may include research and publication, presentation, scholarly research/creative works in accordance with the School of Music Rank and Status Document; (8) Take an active role in the Music Education Division, including the recruitment/audition/review process of potential students and other responsibilities as assigned; (9) Develop and maintain working relationships with area schools; (10) Develop opportunities to serve in professional organizations and affiliations; (11) Serve on school, college, and university committees as assigned.

The School of Music at Brigham Young University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and has 450 majors enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate programs. The School has 50 full-time and approximately 60 adjunct faculty members and offers instruction leading to a variety of degrees, including the B.A., B.M., B.F.A., M.A., and M.M. Brigham Young University, which is supported by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has an enrollment of 33,500 students drawn from all over the world. BYU is located 50 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah.

BYU, an equal opportunity employer, requires all faculty to observe the university's honor code and dress and grooming standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Brigham Young University School of Music recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to music education. Our mission is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, academic freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; to promote excellence in instruction and creative and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for its students. We recognize and honor the innovation and growth that comes from voices of all kinds, and we celebrate creativity and diversity in the School of Music. We seek applicants who demonstrate a commitment to this perspective or have experience that would further the school's diversity goals. Prospective candidates are invited to include a brief diversity statement with their application.

Application procedure:

  1. Submit a university application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, and diversity statement online at
  2. Upload transcripts with the application or have the required official transcript for the highest degree received sent to the search committee chair (Rob Dunn,
  3. Submit three examples of (or links to) scholarly/creative work.
  4. Submit links to two videos of recent classroom teaching in different contexts (e.g., two different courses, age groups, online vs. in-person, etc.), each a minimum of 30 minutes in length.
  5. If applicant is currently teaching at a college/university, submit the last three years of institutional teaching/student ratings either by upload with the application or directly to the search committee chair.
  6. All materials must be received by the application deadline: October 15, 2020.

Search committee chair is Dr. Rob Dunn, School of Music, C-550 HFAC, BYU, Provo UT 84602;; 801-422-7490

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