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Two-Year Visiting Assistant Professor in Instrumental Music Education

Vanderbilt University
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Aug 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Two-Year Visiting Assistant Professor in Instrumental Music Education
Vanderbilt University, Blair School of Music


The Blair School of Music invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Instrumental Music Education. This is a two-year position (eligible for reappointment) beginning in the fall semester of 2021. The position serves the five-year B.Mus./M.Ed. degree program in Music and Teacher Education. Responsibilities include recruiting and teaching undergraduate instrumental music education majors (band, orchestra, and general music classroom settings), and overseeing all aspects of the fifth year M.Ed. (teaching methods, practicum, and student teaching seminar; and supervising placement and evaluation of student teachers and EdTPA/Capstone projects). The fifth year is done in collaboration with the Peabody College of Education and Human Development.


Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Music Education, have significant classroom teaching experience, and show evidence of scholarly excellence or promise. The successful candidate will be expected to continue building on the strong relationship between the Blair School, Peabody College, and the Metro Nashville Public Schools. 


Vanderbilt University has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University recently announced that students, faculty, and staff, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Vanderbilt, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol.  Effective, August 1, 2021, proof of full vaccination or an approved accommodation will be required before the start of employment in order to work at Vanderbilt University.   


Accommodations for medical and religious exemptions can be requested with the Equal, Opportunity and Access Office


Vanderbilt is a world-class research university in Nashville, Tennessee, one of the most vibrant and culturally rich cities of the South. The Blair School is a leading undergraduate school of music. Peabody College is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 graduate schools of education. 


To apply, please go to and include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references (no need to send letters at this time).   Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

For more information about Vanderbilt and Nashville: 

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