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Academic Professional: Assistant Professor of Music Education (Elementary & General Music)

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

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Functional Title:

Academic Professional: Assistant Professor of Music Education (Elementary & General Music)

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 51% 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 18,000 students, including 3,700 graduate students, and 2,800 faculty and staff, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the UNC system. UNC Greensboro is 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. UNC Greensboro is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/D/V employer, is strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity, and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, veteran’s status, disability, or age. Moreover, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is committed to recruiting and advancing women and minorities at all faculty and staff levels.

Position Summary:

The School of Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications for the position of Academic Professional: Assistant Professor of Music Education (Elementary & General Music). We seek a colleague with experience working with students from diverse musical, social, and cultural experiences and backgrounds. The ideal candidate will be a skilled teacher of P-12, undergraduate, and graduate students and will teach undergraduate elementary and general music courses and graduate courses in their area of expertise. We seek a colleague who prepares elementary and general music teachers for existing classrooms while also challenging and expanding the boundaries of elementary and general music teaching. They will demonstrate an understanding of current issues in elementary and general music teaching and may have additional experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Folk and/or Popular Music
  • Music technology, recording, and/or production
  • Participatory music-making beyond the Western European Classical Music Tradition

This two-year, full-time faculty appointment is renewable and includes benefits. When the North Carolina state legislature approves cost-of-living increases for state employees, professional-track faculty receive the same cost-of-living increases as tenure-track faculty. Professional-track faculty at UNCG can stand for promotion from Academic Professional: Assistant Professor to Academic Professional: Associate Professor after five years of service and then from Academic Professional: Associate Professor to Academic Professional: Full Professor after another five years of service. Each promotion comes with a base salary increase. Professional-Track Faculty can request, at the time of hire, that years of service in comparable appointments at one or more external institutions be recognized as service time at UNCG for purposes of meeting the five-year minimum period for promotion.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in Music Education completed by the time of appointment
  • Three years of successful P-12 music teaching experience
  • Expertise in one or more approaches to elementary and general music teaching

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least five years of successful P-12 music teaching experience
  • Expertise in traditional and contemporary approaches to elementary and general music teaching
  • Experience supervising field experiences and student teaching
  • Experience with teacher performance assessments such as edTPA
  • Demonstrated successful teaching experience at the College/University level
  • Emerging record of scholarly activity that may include workshops, presentations, publications, and other appropriate professional activity
  • Experience successfully working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the UNCG student body

Tenure Status:

Not on Track

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit a letter of application that addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above, curriculum vitæ, and contact information for at least three references to the online application system. Additional materials including a teaching video may be requested.

Review of applications will begin on November 10, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.For inquiries about the search, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Tami Draves, at Apply for position #1898 via the following link:

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with Experience

Org #-Department:

School of Music - 12611

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For Best Consideration Date:


Open Until Filled:




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Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - O, Hand Movement-Grasping - F, Holding - F, Finger Dexterity - O, Vision-Skilled Trades - R, Reading - F, Writing - F, Eye-hand coordination - F, Vision-Color Distinction - O, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - C, Vision-Visual inspection - C, Hearing - C, Talking - C, Standing - F, Sitting - F, Walking - F, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - O, Lifting-30-60 lbs. - R, Lifting-60-90 lbs. - R, Lifting-90 plus lbs. - R, Pushing/Pulling - O, Climbing-Stairs - R, Climbing-Ladders - R, Bending - O, Squatting - O, Crawling - R, Reaching - O


UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now:

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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