Assistant/Associate Professor

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Request/Posting Number 0712453
Classification Title Assistant/Associate Professor
Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Music Education
Job Class # 620000
Type of Position Faculty
Percent Appointment: 1-100 (For Student Employment and Graduate Assistant Only; state hours per week) 100
Department School of Music - 05660000
Job Category Faculty - Tenure Track
General Summary Position: Assistant/Associate Professor of Music Education. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position to begin on August 16, 2020.

Duties: Teach undergraduate elementary and secondary general music methods, as well as other undergraduate music education courses. In addition, the successful candidate may be assigned other duties (including courses in the online MMEd program) based on individual strengths and the needs of the School of Music.

Salary, Rank, and Benefits: Salary based upon qualifications and experience. Full-time benefits include retirement, health, dental, and eye-care insurance.

ISU recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are especially welcomed. Women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and people of color are encouraged to apply.
Additional Information: The School of Music, one of three schools within the College of Fine Arts, has an enrollment of 385 music majors: 320 undergraduate and 65 graduate students. The School of Music has 50 full-time faculty and 50 graduate assistants.

Illinois State University:
A small-college experience with large-university opportunities. Illinois State University ( distinguishes itself from other institutions in the state and the region by providing a unique educational climate that adds a beneficial dimension to the state's system of higher education. The first public university in Illinois, Illinois State University was founded in 1857. Today, we are a dynamic, fiscally sound university of close to 21,000 students offering more than 160 major/minor options in six colleges. In our most recent strategic plan Educate ∙ Connect ∙ Elevate, we have committed our resources to realizing seven core values: Learning and Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion, Respect, Collaboration, Individualized Attention, Civic Engagement, and Integrity. By acting on these values, we believe we create a learning environment that results in our University being the first-choice public university in Illinois for high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized educational experience combined with the resources of a large university. For the fourth year in a row, Illinois State University was named one of the "Great Colleges to Work For" according to a survey released by The Chronicle of Higher Education. ISU, the only four-year public university in Illinois to be included on this list, earned the honor in the following categories: collaborative governance; compensation and benefits; confidence in senior leadership; facilities, workspace and security; job satisfaction; professional/career development programs; respect and appreciation; supervisor/department chair relationship; teaching environment, tenure clarity and process; and work/life balance.
Required Qualifications 1. Doctorate in music education or a closely related field. ABD considered. Doctorate required for tenure.
2. Successful teaching experience at the collegiate level.
3. Record of scholarship that includes an established or emerging record of publications, presentations at state and national conferences, and service to the profession.
4. The candidate should possess knowledge of (a) multiple pedagogical methods for elementary (e.g., Orff, Kodaly, etc.) and secondary general music, and (b) P-12 music curriculum and assessment.
5. Applicants should have the ability to develop partnerships with the University Lab Schools and other P-12 schools in the area.
5. Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law.
6. This position is security sensitive and employment is contingent upon passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
Desired Qualifications:
Necessary Licenses/Certifications/Degrees 1. Doctorate in music education or a closely related field. ABD considered. Doctorate required for tenure.
Hiring Rate/Range Salary based upon qualifications and experience.
Work Hours Varies
Proposed Starting Date: 08/16/2020
Posting date 08-23-2019
Closing date Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants Initial review of applications will begin on October 16, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

To ensure full consideration, please complete a faculty employment application. Along with your application, submit a formal letter of application, a current CV, and a list of at least three references with contact information. In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation must be sent directly to Lauren Palmer at [email protected]

For full consideration, all materials must be submitted online and letters must be received by October 16, 2019. Additional materials, which may include teaching videos, syllabi, and other artifacts, may be requested from applicants at a later date.

Illinois State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law, you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.
Contact Information School of Music:
Lauren Palmer
[email protected]

Human Resources:
Abby Bertrand
[email protected]
Departmental Homepage
Required Applicant Documents PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply For This Posting". Reference List
Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
Letter of Application
Optional Applicant Documents
Civil Service Test Not Applicable
Physical Requirements: Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Ability to effectively communicate on a daily basis.
2. Ability to conduct or attend meetings in various locations across campus.




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Posted: 9/4/2019
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