Faculty Position in Music
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign School of Music
United States

Non-Tenure Track (Open Rank) Specialized Faculty

School of Music

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Music seeks Specialized Faculty for one or more part-time and full-time non-tenure track positions.  These are one-year or one-semester positions, renewable depending on school needs.  Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to college-level teaching, an ability to provide courses suitable for a diverse student population, and exhibit versatile instructional ability for undergraduate and graduate students.  Teaching and research specialization should complement existing faculty expertise, including areas such as applied studio instruction, musicology, music production, and others.  Areas of expertise and interest should be noted in your cover letter. In addition, Specialized Faculty will be responsible for teaching assigned courses or lessons throughout the semester, mentoring and overseeing Graduate Teaching Assistants, and meet with faculty when appropriate.  Additional duties in the area of service may be requested as circumstances dictate.  Proposed start dates will be dependent upon departmental needs and salary will be commensurate with rank and experience.  An advanced degree in music and/or relevant industry experience, and a minimum of 3 years teaching experience are preferred.

Employees of the School of Music are also expected to embrace the following core ideals:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to student success and well-being through both teaching excellence and broader mentorship;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment;
  • Seek out opportunities for collaboration with colleagues both on and off campus, and both within and across disciplines;
  • View recruiting and retention as fundamental to the position and to the school’s success;
  • Work as a cooperative member of the school’s community and serve as a model of integrity and collegiality;
  • Exhibit passion for your work, the school, and the role of music in our society.

Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To read about the School of Music’s commitment, please visit https://music.illinois.edu/our-commitment. 

To submit an online application and obtain more information about this position, please visit https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three current references.  Please do not send additional materials until requested.  All required information must be included in your completed online application by July 5, 2020 for fall 2020, December 31, 2020 for spring 2021, and July 5, 2021 for August 2021 in order to receive full consideration. Interviews may take place and offers may be made before the closing date, but all applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration for an open position.

For further information, you may contact Gina Moton, Human Resource Coordinator, at moton@illinois.edu or (217) 244-3084.

Located on the campus of one of the world's leading research universities, the University of Illinois School of Music is a center for creativity and collaboration through performance, research, and education. Historically rich in tradition, the School of Music is a resource for music research of all kinds, and offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees to its more than 700 students in many different fields of study. At the same time, the School of Music embraces cutting-edge innovation and discovery while providing an array of musical and engagement opportunities within the artistic and educational communities of Urbana and Champaign. 

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

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