Assistant Professor of Music Education

The College of Music at Michigan State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Music Education beginning Fall 2018.

The Music Education Area at Michigan State University is committed to encouraging and expanding scholarship and teaching practice in new and innovative areas of music education as well as to developing the practical applications of that scholarship. We seek a creative, dynamic colleague with successful teaching expertise, a scholarly agenda that is important and innovative, and potential for leadership in our profession.

Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses related to the candidate’s background and scholarly interests. Preference for a candidate with instrumental (string, wind, brass, percussion) background. Areas of interest may include:

  • Special learners in music
  • Instrumental/string methods and techniques
  • Vernacular and/or informal music making
  • Creative musicianship (composition, song writing, arranging, improvisation)
  • Music technology applications
  • Urban music education

In addition, the candidate will contribute to the advising of masters and doctoral students, placement and supervision of music student teachers, and the work of the New Directions Institute (http://nd.music.msu.edu/). Additional duties include committee service, recruiting activities, continuing connections between music education and general education, grant writing, and participation in the ongoing work of the music education area and the college.

Qualifications: earned doctorate in music education (or equivalent) by August 16, 2018; three or more years of successful K-12 music teaching as well as college teaching experience; and an emerging or established record of scholarship, including publications, conference presentations, and other appropriate activity. Position is available August 16, 2018.

Start Date: Fall 2018

Application deadline: Review of materials will begin on December 4, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

What to send: To apply, please visit the MSU job postings website: www.careers.msu.edu and select posting # 475729. Please provide a letter of application, curriculum vita, and three letters of reference.

Additional Requirements: MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation. MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS: December 4, 2017 or until filled. Applications will be reviewed continuously and will be accepted until the position is filled. Visit our homepage to browse more information about the College.