Job Description

Assistant Professor: Instrumental Music Education

Posting Numberreq6518
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

Position: Assistant Professor- Instrumental Music Education

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.

Located in Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico and one of the fastest growing in the Southwest, UNM is a Carnegie Very High Research University and a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution. UNM is the largest and most comprehensive of the state's institutions of higher education. Founded in 1889, UNM serves a diverse student population of nearly 35,000 on five campuses (approximately 27,000 at its Albuquerque main campus)

The UNM Department of Music, one of six units in the College of Fine Arts, has 300 music majors and is accredited by NASM. Degrees offered include: the Bachelor of Music in performance, string pedagogy, theory and composition, and jazz studies; the Bachelor of Arts in Music; Bachelor of Music Education; and the Master of Arts in performance, woodwinds, string pedagogy, musicology, theory and composition, conducting, collaborative piano, and music education. There are sixty-one full-time and part-time music faculty members. For the third straight year, Albuquerque Public School Fine Arts has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. This award recognizes that APS is leading the way with learning opportunities as outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).


Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate in music, music education, or education is required with all degree requirements completed by August 2019. 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: (1) High-level expertise (teaching ability, musicianship, and scholarship) in instrumental music education. (2) 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. (3) A high level of commitment on diversity, inclusion, and equity in music education.

Application InstructionsAll materials are to be submitted electronically. Only complete applications will be considered. Applications must include: (1) a signed letter of application that addresses listed qualifications; (2) a 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. (5) Statement on Teaching (6) Diversity statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching and/or service. 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 will be asked to submit (1) one example of scholarly work in music education; (2) PDF with links to current digital videos of their teaching of a university level music education class and a 20 minute (uninterrupted) rehearsal of a middle, high school or collegiate instrumental ensemble (3) Semi-finalists may be asked to participate in a phone interview. Please do not submit teaching videos until requested. Finalists: Finalists 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 11/15/2018. 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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