Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Education

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Position Number:


Functional Title:

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Education

Position Type:

Non-Tenure Stream

Position Eclass:

FC - Faculty 9 month Non Leave earn

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

UNC Greensboro is a minority-serving institution with an undergraduate population of 49% ethnic minority students and 67% female students. The College of Visual and Performing Arts seeks to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UNC Greensboro is an inclusive learning community with a campus-wide culture that embodies access, equity, diversity, excellence, and collaboration. With an enrollment of more than 20,000 students, including 3,500 graduate students, and 2,800 faculty and staff, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the UNC system. UNC Greensboro is located in a metropolitan area of more than 1.6 million in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains. UNCG is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. UNCG is strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.

Position Summary:

The School of Music at UNC Greensboro welcomes applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Music Education position beginning Fall 2021. We seek to diversify our music education faculty by inviting applications from committed teacher-scholars who are actively engaged in advancing equity and inclusion in their teaching. The position includes teaching undergraduate music education courses in brass or percussion instruments, marching band, and/or student teaching supervision. Additionally, graduate courses may be assigned based on the applicant’s areas of expertise.

This is a nine-month appointment payable over twelve months, and the appointment is for one year with the possibility of a one-year renewal.

Minimum Qualifications:

ABD in PhD in Music Education (or equivalent PhD) by August 1, 2021; experience teaching K-12 instrumental music and teaching music education courses at the college/university level; and commitment to implementing the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of one’s practice.

Preferred Qualifications:

PhD in Music Education (or equivalent PhD) by August 1, 2021; experience teaching graduate music education courses in areas of expertise. We seek colleagues with teaching experience who can enrich our course offerings and collaborate on a changing undergraduate curriculum. We expect successful candidates to articulate how systems of inequity have shaped both their discipline in particular and university environments in general, as well as their vision for equitable transformation of these institutions.

Tenure Status:

Not on Track

Special Instructions to Applicants:

We ask qualified applicants to submit within this application a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of references. In the cover letter, please describe how you implement principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching.

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:

  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number

We encourage applicants to contact the Chair of the Music Education Search Committee, Dr. Jennifer S. Walter, if they have questions or would like further information about the position, the Music Education area, or the School of Music: [email protected]

Recruitment Range:

$50,000 - $55,000

Org #-Department:

School of Music - 12611

Job Open Date:


For Best Consideration Date:


Open Until Filled:




Type of Appointment:

Time Limited

Time Limited Duration:

One year with the possibility of a one-year renewal

Number of Months per Year:




Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - F, Reading - F, Writing - O, Eye-hand coordination - F, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - F, Vision-Visual inspection - F, Hearing - F, Talking - F, Standing - O, Sitting - O

Work Environment:

Inside - C




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Posted: 3/13/2021
Application Due: 5/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time