School of Music: Specialized Faculty

Urbana, Illinois, United States

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Job description

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Music seeks Specialized Faculty for one or more part-time and full-time non-tenure track positions. These are one-year or one-semester positions, renewable depending on school needs. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to college-level teaching, an ability to provide courses to diverse student population, and exhibit versatile instructional ability for undergraduate and graduate students. Teaching and research specialization should complement existing faculty expertise, including areas such as applied studio instruction, musicology, music production, and others. In addition, Specialized Faculty will be responsible for teaching assigned courses or lessons throughout the semester, mentoring and overseeing Graduate Teaching Assistants, and meet with faculty when appropriate. Additional duties in the area of service may be requested as circumstances dictate. Successful candidates will join colleagues who place high value on fostering a diverse and inclusive culture. Proposed start dates will be dependent upon departmental needs and salary will be commensurate with rank and experience. An advanced degree in music and/or relevant industry experience, and a minimum of 3 years teaching experience, are preferred.

How to apply

To ensure full consideration, please create your candidate profile at and upload a cover letter that addresses your interest in serving as Specialized Faculty, area(s) of expertise, possible courses or content areas for which you are qualified, curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for 3-5 professional references familiar with your qualifications and experience. For full consideration, applications must be submitted by July 19 for fall 2018 and December 1 for spring 2019. Interviews may take place and offers may be made before the closing date, but all applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration for an open position.

Please direct any inquiries to Gina Moton, Human Resource Specialist, Performing Arts Service Center and School of Music at or (217) 244-3084.

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