Illinois, USA
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Music invites applications for a full time Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor in Musicianship and Music Theory. This is a non-tenure-track, promotion-eligible position to begin August 16, 2022. Salary and rank commensurate with experience.

Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in musicianship and music theory; supervise the core musicianship program; and help determine a vision for the School’s theory and musicianship programs, including through the creation of courses, the development of new curricula, and by diversifying the materials and methods of instruction. The successful candidate will also be expected to supervise graduate teaching assistants and engage actively in the daily life of the School through participation in committees, area and departmental meetings, recruitment and student assessment work, and doctoral advisory committees. Success in teaching and recruitment, professional creative activity and/or research, and service will be considered as part of the annual evaluation process.

Employees of the School of Music are also expected to embrace the following core ideals:
> Demonstrate a commitment to student success and well-being through both teaching excellence and broader mentorship.
> Support the University of Illinois’ dedication to being a community of care.
> Demonstrate a commitment to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment, one that reflects the entire State of Illinois.
> Seek out opportunities for collaboration with colleagues both on and off campus, and both within and across disciplines.
> View recruiting and retention as fundamental to the position and to the School’s success.
> Work as a cooperative member of the School’s community and serve as a model of integrity and collegiality.
> Exhibit passion for your work, the School, and the role of music in our society.


Required: An emerging or established reputation as a pedagogue in musicianship (aural-skills, ear-training) and/or music theory; successful teaching experience at the university level; experience teaching musicianship/music theory courses encompassing a diverse range of musical styles and genres (including works by underrepresented composers); doctoral degree in music or commensurate experience.

Preferred: Experience teaching music theory pedagogy courses at the university level; additional qualifications that potentially intersect with other disciplines within the School and/or the University (e.g., performance, composition, technology); an interest in exploring public engagement opportunities.


Interested candidates should submit an online application at https://jobs.illinois.edu. Application materials should include:
> Letter of Interest
> Curriculum Vitae
> Diversity and inclusion statement, including relevant experience
> Names and contact information of three references.

Screening of candidate applications will begin October 25, 2021 and will continue through November 29, 2021.

See original job posting and apply online at: https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board/job-details?jobID=155387&job=fine-applied-arts-asst-or-assoc-teaching-prof-school-of-music-composition-theory-155387


Direct any questions to Gina Moton, Human Resource Coordinator at moton@illinois.edu.