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The University of Georgia, Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Position Vacancy
Kent State University, Hugh A. Glauser School of Music
Assistant Professor of Music Education, tenure track
Opportunity for an Assistant Professor of Music Education, tenure-track – 9 months with possibility of summer responsibilities. Salary competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package. Kent State University offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in music education. The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music seeks a dynamic teacher and creative researcher to contribute to our Music Education division and instrumental music education for the state, region, and nation.
Position Expectations:
Primary responsibilities will include teaching courses in music education in graduate and undergraduate programs, supervision of student teachers, supervision of undergraduate and graduate research, and other responsibilities as per the interests of the candidate and needs of the division. We seek candidates with a strong background in instrumental (band) music and pedagogy and who have experience with or interest in online education. Areas of research and practice may include instrumental music, social justice, intersections of world music and music education, creativity, alternative and progressive approaches to music making, or other subjects that would contribute to the broad research interests of our division and school. Additional duties may include committee service, recruitment activities, and participation in the ongoing work of the Music Education division, School of Music, and the College of the Arts. An earned doctorate or equivalent in music education is strongly preferred; ABD candidates will be considered. We seek candidates with significant K-12 teaching experience and prefer those with collegiate teaching experience. An emerging or established record of scholarship including publications, conference presentations, and other appropriate activities is required. Especially sought are candidates possessing versatility, energy, a commitment to work with diverse populations, a collegial disposition, and who are enthusiastic about participating in ongoing curricular transformation in order to address music education issues of the twenty-first century.
Applications Must Include:
To apply for this position and to see the full job description, please visit Please provide a letter of interest that describes your experiences and strengths in meeting the listed requirements, a current curriculum vitae, and complete contact information for 3-5 references. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.
URL to Complete Application:
Application Deadline:
Full consideration will be given to candidates that apply and supply all supporting application materials prior to February 16, 2018.
Applications Will Be Reviewed Starting:
February 16, 2018
Inquiries About the Position Should Be Directed to:
Dr. Jay Dorfman, Associate Professor & Coordinator of Music Education,
Institutional Information:
Kent State University is a comprehensive university with a “higher research” Carnegie designation. The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs in music performance, theory/composition, music education, conducting, and ethnomusicology. The Music Education division features teacher licensure programs, the largest online Master of Music in music education program, and a storied Doctor of Philosophy degree with alumni in prominent academic positions. Kent State University is located in northeast Ohio, close to the cultural amenities of both Cleveland and Akron. Must pass a security check. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For official job descriptions, visit Kent State University will become a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco use will not be permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit
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