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Visiting Assistant Professor, Music Education (Instrumental OR Choral) – Two Positions – one in each

University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico (US)
This is a one-year non-renewable position. Salary commensurate with experience
Date posted
Mar 13, 2024

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

Job Details

The University of New Mexico is seeking two full-time faculty members to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in instrumental or choral music education as assigned by the department chair. Supervise student teachers and pre-student teaching interns and advise graduate research projects. Recruit and advise graduate and undergraduate music education majors. Demonstrate commitment to university service. Develop and maintain positive, collaborative relations with area music educators.

Rank & Salary: Visiting Assistant Professor. This is a one-year non-renewable position. Salary commensurate with experience.

Appointment Begins: August 2024

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in music, music education, or education with all requirements completed by August 2024. Three years elementary, middle, or high school teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree or All-But-Dissertation status in music education or education. Two years of college teaching experience at the graduate assistant level or above.

High-level expertise (teaching ability, musicianship, and scholarship) in either instrumental (band or orchestra) or choral education. Specializations in one or more of the following areas (as demonstrated in the CV and/or Teaching Statement): instrumental or vocal pedagogy, assessment, decolonized music education curriculum, psychology, differentiation and exceptional learners, mariachi, social justice, quantitative expertise, community-engaged performance practices. A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and student success as well as working with broadly diverse communities. A background teaching asynchronous online course. Five or more years of public-school teaching. Emerging or established national research profile in peer-reviewed conferences and/or publications.

Applications: All materials for applications must be submitted electronically including video and audio recording links. To apply, please visit and search for Posting Number: Req 28742

Applications must include: (1) a signed letter of application that addresses listed qualifications; (2) a detailed curriculum vita, including a list of courses or subject areas previously taught or within the candidate's ability to teach; (3) names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of 3 professional references; (4) unofficial transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work; (5) teaching statement (750 words maximum) that includes how the candidate will mentor/advise underrepresented populations and what role they will play to enrich the campus culture valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion; (6) a 10-15 minute teaching video of the candidate in either a K-12, undergraduate, or graduate music education setting from within the last five years.

Only completed applications will be considered.

Interview: Interviews will be conducted via Zoom meetings with the search committee and administration.

Deadline:  For best consideration, please apply by April 8, 2024. The position will remain open until filled. Complete applications must include all materials as described in the first paragraph under Applications above.

For further inquiries to the Music Education Search Committee, please contact: Emily Moss,

Located in Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico and one of the fastest-growing in the Southwest, UNM is a Carnegie Very High Research University and a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution. UNM is the largest and most comprehensive of the state's institutions of higher education. Founded in 1889, UNM serves a diverse student population of nearly 35,000 on five campuses (approximately 27,000 at its Albuquerque main campus). The Department of Music, one of six units in the College of Fine Arts, has 300 music majors and is accredited by NASM. Degrees offered include: the Bachelor of Music in performance, string pedagogy, theory and composition, and jazz studies; the Bachelor of Arts in Music; Bachelor of Music Education; and the Master of Music in performance, woodwinds, string pedagogy, musicology, theory and composition, conducting, collaborative piano, and music education. There are sixty-one full-time and part-time music faculty members.


The University of New Mexico is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator.




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