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The University of Georgia, Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Position Vacancy
Drake University
Assistant Professor of Music Education -- full-time, tenure-track appointment
Three (3) years of public school teaching experience; Doctorate required by the time of appointment
Position Expectations:
The successful candidate will coordinate and oversee the comprehensive Music Education program, serving as liaison between the Department of Music and the School of Education. Teaching duties assigned, commensurate with the candidate's expertise, include an introduction to music education class, elementary and/or secondary choral or instrumental music education methods courses, and a measurement and evaluation course; supervising student teachers; recruiting and advising music education students; developing, assessing, and revising the curriculum. In addition, demonstrable knowledge of music education technologies is needed, as well as a minimum requirement of three (3) years public school teaching experience. Those with a Ph.D. or ABD are welcome to apply, but please note that the Doctorate is required by the time of appointment.

Who should apply?

Candidates with a demonstrated ability to cultivate collegiality and to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students; excellent interpersonal, presentation, facilitation, and communication skills; a drive and evidence of the pursuit of scholarly activities (including writing, or professional presentations) and service opportunities in professional organizations; a desire to build and maintain positive relationships with area educators including participating in the statewide music education community; exhibiting interest, experience, and success working with diverse students and colleagues.

Drake University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to cultivating an environment of inclusive excellence. We particularly welcome applications from candidates affiliated with groups historically under-represented in the profession and those who have demonstrated success in working with diverse students, faculty, and staff.
Applications Must Include:
To apply, please visit and include the following materials: a letter of application addressing qualifications, a current curriculum vitae, a philosophy of teaching, a statement of diversity, three letters of reference including contact details, and a link to a sample classroom teaching or lecture presentation video of fifteen (15) minutes in length.

Please note that no ensemble rehearsals or studio lesson videos will be accepted.
URL to Complete Application:
Application Deadline:
Friday, December 2nd, 2022
Applications Will Be Reviewed Starting:
Friday, December 2nd, 2022
Inquiries About the Position Should Be Directed to:
Dr. Ann Cravero, Professor of Voice and Search Committee Chair at Drake University (
Institutional Information:
Department website:

The Drake University Department of Music's mission is to provide a center for the study and understanding of music that develops students' intellectual, practical, and expressive abilities by emphasizing professional preparation, collaborative learning, critical thinking, and musical communication. At Drake, students will find the best of both worlds: a music department that is large enough to support a vast range of musical activities, but small enough for students to receive highly personalized instruction and individual mentorship.

Drake Music students share in the excitement that comes from working with renowned artists who are committed to excellence. Opportunities abound, enabling students to succeed in their chosen field, whether it is performance, education, music business, or research.

This breadth and depth brings Drake students flexibility in career choices. Graduates of the Drake Department of Music are well-trained and well-rounded musicians who are highly competitive in today's complex and fluid musical world.

Drake University is in the beautiful, mid-size city of Des Moines, Iowa. The Des Moines metro offers numerous festivals and cultural celebrations; a selection of museums and theaters; parks and miles of trails; and a surprisingly wide range of dining options. Drake students earn positions in the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra and perform in many other venues in the metro area as well as on campus.
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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