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The Music Research Nexus

The University of Georgia, Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Position Vacancy
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor
Required: Terminal degree (DMA or Ph.D.) in music, undergraduate or graduate degree in music education, with a minimum three years of instrumental ensemble teaching experience at the middle or high school level for appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Master’s degree in music; undergraduate or graduate degree in music education, with a minimum three years of instrumental ensemble teaching experience at the middle or high school level for appointment as an Instructor.
Position Expectations:
Music: Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor will serve in the role of Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands. This faculty position will direct the Miami University Marching Band, Symphony Band and Pep Band; teach undergraduate courses in music education, including (but not limited to) marching band techniques, instrumental methods courses, student teacher supervision; and perform other duties as assigned. A part-time position prior to the full-time start date of August 21, 2023, to accommodate necessary summer preparation and band camp, may be created.

The Department of Music at Miami University is housed within the College of Creative Arts, a division that also comprises the departments of Architecture + Interior Design, Art, Emerging Technology in Business and Design (ETBD), and Theatre. The department has a long history of preparing professional music educators, scholars, composers, and performers. We foster a comprehensive music curriculum served by a group of dedicated and passionate artist-teachers. Miami University is committed to cultural diversity and the ability to work with diverse individuals and groups.
Applications Must Include:
Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy not to exceed two pages that addresses the role of the marching arts in the university curriculum, and a one-page diversity statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service to

In addition, three letters of recommendation from references familiar with candidate’s most recent work. Additional materials, including video or audio, may be requested. Inquiries may be directed to Gary Speck at Screening of applications will begin March 17, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.
URL to Complete Application:
Application Deadline:
Screening of applications will begin March 17, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.
Inquiries About the Position Should Be Directed to:
Gary Speck at
Institutional Information:
Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all. For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

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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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