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Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

North Central College
Naperville, IL

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Position Title:

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music




Academic Affairs

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Faculty Status:

Full-time Faculty

Supervisor Title:

Chair, Music Department


Full-time Visiting Faculty

Tenure Track:


Position Summary:

The Department of Music in the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College seeks a one-year visiting faculty member to teach undergraduate music education courses and to serve as the Music Education Coordinator beginning August 1, 2024. The teaching load for this position is three courses per semester including Introduction to Music Education and Performance Music Methods. Depending on the expertise of the candidate, other courses assigned could be in the areas of the following: Secondary Instrumental Methods, Cardinal Marching Band and Basketball Band, Aural skills, Conducting, Music History, Music Appreciation, and Class Piano.

The coordinator’s duties include serving as the liaison to the Department of Education, assisting with student placements for practicum and student teaching, helping with department recruiting events and maintaining collaborative relationships with area music educators. Applicants are expected to have minimum 3-5 years of successful teaching experience in K-12 schools (public or private) and a completed Ph.D in Music Education by the time of hiring. ABD considered. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring of students, and ongoing scholarship.

North Central College values diversity, equity and inclusion and strongly encourages candidates who would enrich the diversity of the campus community to apply. Experience working with diverse student populations and communities is highly desirable.

Founded in 1861, North Central College is a nationally recognized institution of about 3000 students, located in Naperville, IL, a thriving suburb just west of Chicago. The College is in a period of growth with the addition of a $60 million Science Center (2017), and a new Health Sciences and Engineering building (2020). North Central College is within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station and is next to downtown Naperville. The Naperville area is home to many excellent school districts and Naperville, IL has been ranked as one of the best places to live by Money magazine. For more information, please visit:

North Central College is an EEO Employer.

Interested candidates should submit an application, submit a cover letter or curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references in an electronic format at:

For further information, contact Dr. Susan Chou, Chairperson, Department of Music, at

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Employment Conditions:

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of the College’s background screening process.

Number of Vacancies:


EEO Statement:

North Central College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce. North Central College provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation, please notify the Office of Human Resource. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.


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