Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves over 8,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU’s Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.
Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual’s membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.
APPOINTMENT: August 15, 2019
RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach Undergraduate and/or Graduate (anticipated Fall 2020) music therapy courses, coordinate and supervise music therapy clinical fieldwork and internships, serve as the liaison with internship site supervisors. Recruit and advise music therapy students. Maintain activity in research and publication. Other assigned duties or teaching assignments appropriate to training and experience.
RANK & SALARY: Assistant Professor. Salary Competitive. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree plus 15 semester hours of graduate work relevant to the area of specialization. At least 12 semester hours of graduate work must be in music therapy. Three years of full time clinical experience in music therapy beyond the internship. Holds an appropriate professional credential or designation in music therapy.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate, five years full-time clinical experience in music therapy beyond the internship, evidence of scholarship, and prior university teaching experience.
For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be “in hand” at the time of application.
THE DEPARTMENT: The School of Music, accredited by NASM, offers Bachelor of Music degrees (Performance, Music Business, Music Education, Music Therapy, Jazz Studies, Composition), Master of Music degrees (Performance, Composition, Piano Pedagogy, Music Education, Conducting, Musicology, Jazz Studies) and a Post- Baccalaureate Certificate in Music Performance. A Master in Music Therapy degree is anticipated to begin Fall 2020. The faculty of 40 full-time members serves more than 200 majors. For further information, visit http://www.wiu.edu/music.
THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a “Best Midwestern College” by the Princeton Review for 15 consecutive years and as one of 36 public universities ranked a top tier “Best Midwestern University” by U.S.News & World Report, the WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities.
Western is a comprehensive university offering 65 undergraduate, 38 graduate degree programs, and 2 doctoral programs which includes an Ed.D. in educational leadership and a Ph.D. in environmental science. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, the University’s 527 full-time faculty members teach 96 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses.
Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.
WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 7,235): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).
WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,267): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan campus in Moline, IL
How to apply
Complete applications include:
- a letter of application
- current curriculum vita or resume
- the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references
- copies of unofficial academic transcripts and any certifications/licenses required, official copies will be requested of selected candidate
Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/
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Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.
Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Jennifer D. Jones at JD- [email protected] .
For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977 or via email at [email protected].