Assistant Professor, Music Education

Western Illinois University

Macomb, IL

ID: 7062483
Posted: November 25, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About Western Illinois University:
Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves over 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch 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.

Job Description:
APPOINTMENT: August 20, 2020

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach music education courses at the undergraduate level including Classroom Instruments, Music for the Learner with Exceptionalities, and Teaching and Assessment in Elementary/Middle School General Music, as well as teaching graduate courses as part of the Master of Music in Music Education online program; coordinate student teaching; academic advising for music education students; participation in recruiting efforts. Other teaching and duties assigned dependent on experience and qualifications.

RANK & SALARY: Assistant Professor, tenure track. Salary competitive. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate in Music Education or related field (ABD considered); history of successful classroom music teaching at the elementary and/or secondary level; scholarly/research achievement relative to current stage of applicant's career; evidence of exemplary pedagogical skills and knowledge.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Broad experience in music teaching (experience and/or certification in Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze, and/or Music Learning Theory); 5+ years public school music teaching at the elementary level; demonstrated musicianship skills on classroom instruments; knowledge/experience with the edTPA and student teaching; strong knowledge of/experience with music education for students with special needs; knowledge/experience with online teaching; record of professional activities and involvement in music.

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.


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