Job Description

Assistant Professor: Instrumental Music Education

Posting Numberreq10362
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeTenure/Tenure-Track
Hiring DepartmentMusic (459A)
Academic LocationCollege of Fine Arts
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

The University of New Mexico, College of Fine Arts, Department of Music

Position: Assistant Professor- Instrumental Music Education

Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in instrumental music education, and in other areas according to candidate's qualifications and as assigned by the department chair. Recruit and advise graduate and undergraduate music education majors. Demonstrate commitment to university service. Supervise student teachers. Develop and maintain good relations with area music educators. Develop a body of published research in music education.

Rank & Salary: Assistant Professor. This is a full time probationary position leading to a tenure decision. Salary commensurate with experience.


Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate in music, music education, or education is required with all degree requirements completed by August 2020. Three years elementary, middle, or high school instrumental music teaching experience. Two years of college teaching experience at the graduate assistant level or above.

Preferred Qualifications: High-level expertise (teaching ability, musicianship, and scholarship) in instrumental music education. Creative specializations in two or more of the following areas: conducting, jazz, assessment, diversity, band education, orchestral education, string pedagogy, multicultural music education, mariachi, music learning theory, culturally responsive pedagogy, sociology, psychology, special learners, technology, vernacular music, social justice, or creativity. A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities. .

Application InstructionsAll materials for applications must be submitted electronically and include:1.Signed letter of application that addresses listed qualifications.2.Detailed curriculum vita, including a list of courses or subject areas previously taught or within the candidate's ability to teach.3.Names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of 3-5 professional references.4.Unofficial transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work (official transcripts will be required of the candidate hired for the position);5.A teaching statement (750 words maximum) that includes how the candidate will mentor/advise underrepresented populations and what role they will play to enrich the campus culture valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion.6.One example of scholarly work in music education.7.A current (3 years old or less) digital video link of outstanding teaching of a university level music education class.Only completed applications will be considered. Applicants who are appointed to a UNM continuing faculty position are required to provide official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.Semi-finalists: Semi-finalists may be asked to participate in a phone or video interview.Finalists: Finalists may be asked to submit more materials. They will be invited to the University of New Mexico to present a research session, teach classes in music education, conduct an instrumental ensemble, and meet with the search committee, department chair, and college dean.For further inquiries to the Music Education Search Committee, please contact: Renu Prinja,, 505-277-8923

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 11/4/2019. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


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