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Apply now Job no: 241168-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Onsite
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Library, Museum, Arts

Position Summary:

The Mead Witter School of Music invites applications for a full-time assistant professor of Music Education.

The School of Music, located within the College of Letters & Science, serves over 300 majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels offering the B.A., B.S., B.M., M.A., M.M., D.M.A., and Ph.D. degrees and serves hundreds of non-majors through multiple ensembles and course offerings. Along with the UW-Madison at large, the School of Music is committed to creating a diverse, collegial, and inclusive educational, scholarly, and performance community of faculty, staff, and students and to embody through its teaching and research the aims of the Wisconsin Idea. The School seeks candidates who identify with groups currently underrepresented within Schools of Music and academe at large.

The successful candidate for this position will teach undergraduate courses in the Music Education professional sequence and graduate courses in their area of expertise while carrying out a well-articulated research agenda and providing service and leadership within the Music Education area and the department as a whole.

Principal Duties:

The candidate's principal responsibilities will be to:

- Teach undergraduates in music education in the Music Learning and Teaching professional sequence and related courses (e.g., Introduction to Music Education; courses within Popular Music; Composition, Arranging, and Orchestration for the Music Educator) and graduate courses in music education in the candidate's areas of expertise, including research courses and/or graduate seminars on progressive music education and pedagogy topics. Candidates are sought who demonstrate the desire to explore and forge transdisciplinary connections with departments and programs across the University, such as the First Wave program and contemporary popular musics.

- Pursue a well-articulated and designed agenda of scholarly/creative productivity. The candidate will demonstrate an emerging record in music education with the potential for developing an ongoing program of innovative scholarship/research having both national and international reach.

- Contribute to the School's educational, scholarship/research, and outreach missions; participate in graduate degree committees, advising, and recruiting activities; collaborate in the ongoing work of the Music Education Area and the Mead Witter School of Music, College of Letters and Science; and carry out leadership and service within the School, College, and University.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Doctorate in Music Education is required by start of appointment.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Required qualifications include:
1. Evidence of an exemplary teaching and scholarly foundation in general music education (preferred) and/or choral music education, music technology, or popular music.
2. Evidence of three or more years of successful Pre-K-12 school teaching.
3. Evidence of establishing a promising scholarly/research agenda at the national/international level through an emerging record of research publications/creative projects in music education.
4. Evidence of having established excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, with the ability to work collaboratively.

Desired qualifications include:
1. Evidence of excellence in teaching at the postsecondary level.
2. Evidence of demonstrated success in teaching general music (preferred) and/or choral music.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 22, 2022


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

You can find the position announcement at (241168-FA); please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.
To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is October 17, 2021; however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Wendy Johnson
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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