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Assistant Professor of Music Education

University of Alaska Anchorage
Alaska, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Nov 21, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Music Education

  • Job No:527223
  • Classification: Assistant Professor (F9)
  • Grade: UNAC Grade 30
  • Work type: Faculty Full-time, On Campus
  • Administrative Unit: University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit: UAA College of Arts & Sciences
  • Location: Anchorage
  • Categories: Arts/Museum, Education/Instructional

    Position Summary:
    The Department of Music within the University of Alaska Anchorage is accepting applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Music Education at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will also hold the Davies-Meyers Professorship of Music, a multi-year position with special funding for creative activity and professional development. An applied focus in a woodwind or brass instrument is required. Teaching duties involve undergraduate courses in music education, applied instruction in woodwind or brass, and other courses depending on the qualifications of the applicant and needs of the department. Coordination of the Music Education program, including the supervision of student-teaching interns will be expected, as well as teaching music-education courses through the Master of Arts in Teaching program.

    Anchorage is Alaska's largest cosmopolitan city with a population of almost 300,000 with a rich cultural life on the ancestral lands of the Dena'ina people. There is an active arts community with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, Anchorage Opera, Anchorage Concert Association, Anchorage Concert Chorus, several dance companies, and an array of community theater organizations. The Anchorage Museum of History and Art, the Alaska Native Heritage Center, the Heritage Museum and the Alaska Aviation Museum provide a variety of cultural events.

    The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is one of three campuses and serves over 20,000 students. The UAA Music Department offers two degree programs: a Bachelor of Art in Music, and a Bachelor of Music with emphases in Performance or Education. Students wanting to obtain a teacher certification in music must apply for a one-year graduate program (Master of Arts in Teaching) to the University of Alaska Southeast.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Length of time and type of experience required for this position should be appropriate to the rank of tenure-track assistant professor. University-level teaching experience both online and in the classroom. Applicants should have a record of research, successful performing history or other creative activities of distinction.

    Wind Ensemble directing experience is an asset.

    Evidence of public school teaching in music is preferred.

    A terminal degree in Music Education (DME, Ph.D.). ABD candidates will be considered. Degree must be conferred prior to the start date in August 2024.

    Position Details:

    This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track, faculty position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage, and representation under a Collective Bargaining Unit. The expected start date will be in August 2024. Salary will be based upon applicable academic preparation and experience. This position will be working at the Anchorage campus. This is not a remote position.

    Applications will be accepted for review on 12/14/2023, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard time ono 12/13/2023.

    Responsibilities: Teaching, service, and research/creative activity.

    Teaching includes undergraduate and graduate music education courses, applied instruction; and other classes depending on the qualifications of the applicant and needs of the department.

    Service includes departmental, university, and community service, including coordinating the music-teacher education program, supervising music education student interns and recruiting students.

    Research/creative activity can include music-education research, publication, presentations, performance, or composition.

    The successful candidate will also hold the Davies-Meyers Professorship of Music, a multi-year position with special funding for creative activity and professional development.

    The Department seeks candidates dedicated to equity and diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment that increases student knowledge about local, national, and global communities. For more information about living in Anchorage, consult

    Please be prepared to upload the following items:

  • CV
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • Cover letter that includes a statement of interest in the position, a description of your research and scholarly interests, a description of creative activity including performances, and your experience mentoring, advising, and teaching diverse student populations
  • Unofficial transcript(s) of graduate and undergraduate education (official transcripts will be required prior to hiring)
  • Three current letters of recommendation
  • Contact information for three references
  • Video or a link to a video of a recent performance in applied area

    Please direct questions regarding the position to department chair Grant Cochran.

    This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC)

    The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

    UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

    The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

    Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

    If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Grant Cochran, at

    Applications Close: Open until filled

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