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Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Music
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Musicianship and Music Theory
Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor
University of Illinois
College of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Music

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Music invites applications for a full time Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor in Musicianship and Music Theory. This is a non-tenure-track, promotion-eligible position to begin August 16, 2022. Salary and rank commensurate with experience.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

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, masters 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 for information regarding the University of Illinois School of Music.

Required: An emerging or established reputation as a pedagogue in musicianship (aural-skills, ear-training) and/or music theory; successful teaching experience at the university level; experience teaching musicianship/music theory courses encompassing a diverse range of musical styles and genres (including works by underrepresented composers); doctoral degree in music or commensurate experience.

Preferred: Experience teaching music theory pedagogy courses at the university level; additional qualifications that potentially intersect with other disciplines within the School and/or the University (e.g., performance, composition, technology); an interest in exploring public engagement opportunities.

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in musicianship and music theory; supervise the core musicianship program; and help determine a vision for the School’s theory and musicianship programs, including through the creation of courses, the development of new curricula, and by diversifying the materials and methods of instruction. The successful candidate will also be expected to supervise graduate teaching assistants and engage actively in the daily life of the School through participation in committees, area and departmental meetings, recruitment and student assessment work, and doctoral advisory committees. Success in teaching and recruitment, professional creative activity and/or research, and service will be considered as part of the annual evaluation process.

Employees of the School of Music are also expected to embrace the following core ideals:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to student success and well-being through both teaching excellence and broader mentorship.
  • Support the University of Illinois’ dedication to being a community of care.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment, one that reflects the entire State of Illinois.
  • Seek out opportunities for collaboration with colleagues both on and off campus, and both within and across disciplines.
  • View recruiting and retention 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.


Application Procedures:
Interested candidates should submit an online application at  Application materials should include:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diversity and inclusion statement, including relevant experience
  • Names and contact information of three references.

Screening of candidate applications will begin October 25, 2021 and will continue through November 29, 2021.  Direct any questions to Gina Moton, Human Resource Coordinator at Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.  As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility

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