Teaching Professor in Music (Music Ed)

University of Illinois School of Music
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Dec 1, 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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Teaching Professor in Music
Open Rank
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 Teaching Professor in Music Education (Open Rank). This is a non-tenure-track, promotion-eligible faculty 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 www.music.illinois.edu/ for information regarding the University of Illinois School of Music.


Required: Graduate degree in music education or a related field, minimum of three years of successful PK-12 teaching experience.

Preferred: Terminal degree in music education or a related field; established career in public education and university contexts; musical and teaching experience in a variety of traditions, styles, and settings–particularly multilingual settings; knowledge of teacher licensure policies and procedures.


This member of the music education area will have equal responsibilities as an instructor and coordinator. 

Instructor: Teach two undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the School of Music per semester; courses may include requirements for music education majors and/or electives based on the candidate’s experience and interests.

Coordinator: Coordinate music education student teaching placements; facilitate student teaching seminars; supervise field experience evaluators; oversee music education student licensure process, including acting as liaison to the University’s Council on Teacher Education.

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 https://jobs.illinois.edu. Application materials should include:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae or résumé 
  • Diversity and inclusion statement, including relevant experience
  • Names and contact information of three references.

Screening of candidate applications will begin November 19, 2021 and will continue through December 31, 2021. Direct questions to Gina Moton, Human Resource Coordinator at moton@illinois.edu. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. 

University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.

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. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. 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.

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