Musicianship and Music
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 http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.
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
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
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
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
- 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.
Interested candidates should submit an online application at
Application materials should include:
- Letter of Interest
- Curriculum Vitae
- Diversity and inclusion statement, including relevant
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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