Position Vacancy
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The Music Research Nexus

The University of Georgia, Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Position Vacancy
Illinois State University, School of Music
Assistant/Associate Professor of Music Education (full-time, nine-month, tenure-track)
  1. Doctorate in music education or a closely related field. ABD considered. Doctorate required for tenure.
  2. Record of scholarship that includes an established or emerging record of publications, presentations at state and national conferences, and service to the profession.
  3. The candidate should possess knowledge of (a) multiple pedagogical methods for elementary (e.g., Orff, Kodaly, etc.) and secondary general music, and (b) P-12 music curriculum and assessment.
  4. Applicants should have the ability to develop partnerships with the University Lab Schools and other P-12 schools in the area.
  5. Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law.
  6. This position is security-sensitive and employment is contingent upon passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
Position Expectations:
Teach undergraduate elementary and secondary general music methods, as well as other undergraduate music education courses. In addition, the successful candidate may be assigned other duties (including courses in the online MMEd program) based on individual strengths and the needs of the School of Music.
Applications Must Include:
To ensure full consideration, please complete a faculty employment application at posting number 0712453 at Along with your application, submit a formal letter of application, a current CV, and a list of at least three references with contact information. In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation must be sent directly to Lauren Palmer at Additional materials, which may include teaching videos, syllabi, and other artifacts, may be requested from applicants at a later date.
URL to Complete Application:
Application Deadline:
Open until filled. For full consideration, all materials must be submitted online and letters must be received by October 16, 2019.
Applications Will Be Reviewed Starting:
October 16, 2019
Inquiries About the Position Should Be Directed to:
Lauren Palmer at
Institutional Information:
Illinois State University is located in Normal/Bloomington, Illinois, twin cities with a combined population of 167,000. The University enrolls approximately 21,000 students. The School of Music, one of three schools within the College of Fine Arts, has an enrollment of 400 music majors: 330 undergraduate and 70 graduate students. The School of Music has 50 full-time faculty and 50 graduate assistants.
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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