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Position Vacancy
The University of Kentucky, School of Music
Assistant Professor of Music Education - Instrumental (Strings Preferred). Tenure Track.
Ph.D. in Music Education or ABD
Position Expectations:
The University of Kentucky is seeking a full-time, regular title series, 9-month, tenure-eligible Assistant Professor of Music Education to join our outstanding faculty in the UK School of Music to begin August 2023. Our new colleague will be an integral member of the music education and music therapy division and will: (1) Teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in music education (e.g., instrumental music education methods, educational foundations, music in higher education) and courses taken by students in our division (e.g., research methods); (2) Serve on thesis committees for graduate music education and music therapy students; (3) Observe and guide instrumental student teachers; and (4) Provide leadership to the School of Music’s community music group New Horizons. While we welcome candidates with backgrounds in all research methodologies, a background in quantitative research methodologies and advanced statistical analysis is preferred. Experience teaching college-level music education and conducting an instrumental ensemble is preferred.
Applications Must Include:
When prompted in the employment system, applicants will submit the following materials:
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications specific to this position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Specific Request 1 – A statement on evidence of diversity, equity, and inclusion as it pertains to your professional career
  • Specific Request 2 – A list of at least five professional references with complete contact information – Note: References will not be contacted until candidates have achieved finalist status
URL to Complete Application:
Application Deadline:
Full Consideration will be given to those applicants who apply by January 9, 2023.
Applications Will Be Reviewed Starting:
January 9, 2023
Inquiries About the Position Should Be Directed to:
Dr. Michael Hudson -
Dr. Martina Vasil -
Institutional Information:
The School of Music has over 50 full-time faculty, with an enrollment of over 400 students. The School of Music offers baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in music performance, music education, musicology/ethnomusicology, and theory/composition, as well as a master’s degree in music therapy. The school is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music. More information can be found at

The University of Kentucky, College of Fine Arts thrives because we serve and honor individuals and communities with unique and distinct voices. The College intentionally supports an authentic environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion through artistic programming and curricula that explore and celebrate the experiences of those voices. Because we believe that the arts are essential to the life of the individual and the community, we actively facilitate wide-ranging creative expression among our faculty, staff, and student artists and commit to inclusivity in our hiring and recruiting of faculty, staff, and students. In alignment with our DEI commitment, we welcome and invite applicants who have a deep interest in advancing this mission and those who possess the skills and experience for this work. We encourage applications from members of all underrepresented groups as well as individuals who have experience working with diverse student populations (e.g., racial/ethnic, income, immigration status, sexual orientation/gender identification, etc.). As a member of the state’s flagship institution, we pledge to ensure that our campus is a place where differences are welcomed and valued, different perspectives are respectfully heard, and where every individual feels a sense of belonging and inclusion. Visit our website at:

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The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
A Note from Brian Wesolowski:

The mission of the Music Research Nexus is to connect those involved in music education/music therapy research at higher education institutions. 

1. Music education/music therapy position vacancies
2. Calls for international, national, and state music education conferences
3. Calls for nominations for service-related activities
4. Calls for papers
5. Research funding/award opportunities

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