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The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music
Associate Professor of Music-Music Education

The Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Associate Professor position in Music Education beginning in Fall 2016. The Music Education area seeks a collaborative colleague to engage in teaching, research, and service within an established program of undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will have an established national or international reputation as a scholar in the field of music education with an outstanding body of scholarship, a record of excellence in teaching, evidence of high-quality service to the field, and will widen the scope of our current music education program as we prepare broadly trained music educators.

The faculty member will teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. Faculty in our department also participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. Our faculty also help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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  • An earned doctorate in Music Education from an accredited institution. ABD will not be considered.
  • At least three years of teaching experience at the elementary/middle school level.
  • Experience at the college or university level.

Preference will be given to candidates who have expertise or experience in the following areas:
  • Orff and/or Kodaly certification
  • Commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Commitment to community engagement and outreach
  • Department chair or coordinator experience
Position Expectations:
  • Teach undergraduate courses in elementary music education and graduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.
  • Supervise student teachers.
  • Mentor graduate student majors and minors.
  • Provide leadership within the music education community in the region.
  • Serve as a liaison between the School of Music and the College of Education.
  • Maintain an active research agenda.
  • Other duties include committee service, student recruitment, and participation in community engagement activities.
Applications Must Include:
Documents required to be attached electronically:
  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference
Sample of scholarship (under document slot ‘Sample of Publications’), sample course syllabus, teaching philosophy and research statement can either be attached electronically or mailed directly to department per instructions below:

Please contact Dr. Tami Draves, Chair, Music Education Search Committee, at 520-626-0556 or to inform her of your intended submission. Review of applications begins March 16, 2016.
URL to Complete Application:
Inquiries About the Position Should Be Directed to:
Tami Draves
Institutional Information:
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.
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