Job ID: 199927

Assistant/Associate Professor in Music Education (Instrumental: Band)

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

  • Nov. 21, 2022
  • Assistant/Associate Professor in Music Education (Instrumental: Band)
  • College of Fine and Applied Arts, School of Music
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    Champaign, IL
  • Dec. 19, 2022
  • Available immediately
  • Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Music - General
    Music Education
    Music - Composition

Assistant/Associate Professor in Music Education (Instrumental: Band)

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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/Associate Professor in Music Education (Instrumental: Band). This is a tenure-track faculty position to begin August 16, 2023.

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, master's 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.

The Music Education program at UIUC provides comprehensive music teacher preparation and rigorous graduate study for music educators. During a typical year, the division serves approximately 150 undergraduate majors, 40 master's students in both academic year and summer programs, and a resident cohort of doctoral students. Our faculty work as teachers, conductors, editors, clinicians, consultants, and researchers who contribute to the School of Music and the music education profession nationally and internationally. As specialists with backgrounds in music teaching and learning in a variety of settings, faculty teach all the courses central to the preparation of pre-service teachers for successful and stimulating P-12 teaching careers. This commitment to teacher preparation is central to the faculty's work, as is its integration with contemporary research and scholarship in music teaching and learning.


This member of the music education area will teach instrumental (band) music education courses and other undergraduate and graduate courses within the School of Music's music education area; supervise graduate research, including Master's theses and PhD dissertations; sustain a scholarly agenda that has the potential for regional and national impact; establish and maintain partnerships with school and community organizations; build relationships to attract, support, and retain students for the music education program; and contribute to service in the profession, the music education area, and the School of Music.

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

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



  • PhD or other terminal degree in music education or a related field (ABD considered if degree is completed before start of appointment).
  • Minimum of three years instrumental (band) teaching experience in PK-12 settings.
  • University-level classroom teaching experience.
  • Evidence of scholarly activity that shows potential for regional and national impact.
  • Experience collaborating with PK-12 schools and/or community organizations.
  • Musical and/or teaching experience with a variety of repertoire, particularly music by BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, and living composers.
  • Musical and/or teaching experience with a variety of styles, particularly those from African American, Latin American, and Indigenous cultural traditions.


  • Minimum of five years instrumental (band) teaching experience in PK-12 settings.
  • Record of teaching music education courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Experience advising graduate research in music education.
  • Experience recruiting, supporting, and retaining undergraduate and graduate students, particularly BIPOC students.
  • Established record of scholarly activity and professional leadership in the field of music education.

Application Procedures and Deadline Information

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

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diversity and inclusion statement, including relevant experience reaching underserved communities and vision for the social role of music in the 21st century
  • Names and contact information of three references.

Candidates who advance may be asked to submit additional materials.

To ensure full considerations, application materials must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on December 19, 2022. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. Interviews may begin prior to the close of the search, but a hiring decision will not be made until after the close of the search. Please direct any questions to Dr. Adam Kruse, Search Committee Co-Chair ( ) or Jennifer Steiling, Sr. Human Resource Associate ( For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

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