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Assistant Professor of Choral/General Music Education

The University of Maine
Orono, Maine

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Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The School of Performing Arts at the University of Maine invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Music Education with an emphasis in Choral/General Music.

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teach choral music education and general music methods courses, and other music education courses as needed at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Secondary duties, dependent on qualifications and departmental needs, may include choral ensemble conducting, supervising student teachers, applied voice lessons, and advising music majors.
  • Candidates will be expected to build on existing cooperative relationships with schools and community partners as part of a general recruiting strategy for students and community musicians.

This is a tenure-track, academic-year position anticipated to start August 29, 2022.



  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Music Education or closely related field is required by the start date of this position; ABD at time of application considered if the degree is completed by Fall 2022. Significant public school teaching experience is required, in addition to excellent interpersonal skills and evidence of strong scholarly potential.


  • Successful college level teaching experience preferred.
  • Evidence of active commitment to inclusive teaching practices and to the success of students from diverse backgrounds.

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position, with specific reference to the qualifications listed
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references

Additional materials may be requested from applicants selected to interview.

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.


Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: February 2, 2022
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: February 7, 2022 
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: February 14, 2022
Tentative start date: August 29, 2022


For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Dr. Philip Edelman at [email protected].


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