Assistant Professor of Music Education

Newark, DE
Apr 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Delaware

University of Delaware: College of Arts & Sciences: Department of Music
Location: Newark, DE
Closes: Dec 1, 2016

POSITION: Music Education - Instrumental Music Education Specialist

Responsibilities: The Music Department at the University of Delaware seeks a dynamic and accomplished instrumental music educator to support its flourishing music education program. The successful candidate will demonstrate leadership and innovation as a music educator and researcher and support the scholarly and creative spirit of the Music Department. S/he will join a department of over sixty professional faculty representing the highest levels of performance and scholarship. Primary duties for this position comprise teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in music education within the candidate's area(s) of expertise; advising graduate theses and projects and serving on graduate student committees; supervising instrumental music student teachers; recruiting and advising instrumental music education majors; and overseeing instrumental methods courses. In addition, the successful candidate will develop partnerships with area instrumental music teachers through in-service clinics and workshops, demonstrate a commitment to excellence in the field of instrumental music education through a strong or emerging scholarly presence as evidenced by conference presentations and publications, and participate in departmental activities and governance.

QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate must have a completed doctoral degree upon appointment, show demonstrated success in university teaching, and have three years of successful instrumental music teaching experience.Candidates should demonstrate a record of and/or potential for significant scholarly contributions to the field.

RANK: Assistant Professor, tenure track.

SALARY: Commensurate with rank and experience.

THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Delaware is a state-assisted private research university, enrolling approximately 22,000 students. The city of Newark, with a population of approximately 30,000 is located in northwestern Delaware, fourteen miles southwest of Wilmington, the principal city of the state. Students and faculty enjoy easy access to cultural events in Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

THE DEPARTMENT: In the Department of Music, performers, educators, scholars, and creators of music collaborate to achieve the highest level of artistry while engaging local, regional, and global communities. The UD Music Department is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music and offers the Bachelor of Music in Applied Music, Music Education, Music History and Literature, Music Theory, and Composition; the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music and Music Management; and Master of Music in Performance, Composition, Conducting, and Teaching. The Department comprises 61 full and part-time faculty and enrolls approximately 340 undergraduate majors, minors, and graduate students.

APPLICATION: Applicants should apply at A complete application will include a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Please do not submit additional materials at this time. Audio/video materials will be requested of finalists. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. Inquiries should be addressed to Suzanne Burton, Instrumental Music Education Search Committee Chair at

DEADLINE: All materials must be submitted by December 1, 2016.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: 1 September 2017

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Learn more about the Department of Music by visiting

Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware is one of the nation's oldest institutions of higher education and combines tradition and innovation. Please visit our website at The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minority group members and women.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

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Susan L. Groff, Ed. D.,
Director, Institutional Equity & Title IX Coordinator
305 Hullihen Hall, Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-3666

For complaints related to Section 504of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, please contact:

Anne L. Jannarone, M.Ed., Ed.S.
Director, Office of Disability Support Services
Alison Hall, Suite 130
ewark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4643

OR contact the U.S. Department of Education - Office for Civil Rights.

The Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act ("DDEA") prohibits discrimination against an applicant or employee based on pregnancy, childbirth, lactation or related conditions. If you believe that you have been subject to pregnancy discrimination or retaliation, please inform a manager as soon as reasonably possible. The University of Delaware is committed to providing a workplace free from discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and will take prompt action to investigate and remedy the situation, as necessary.

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