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Assistant Professor - Music Education
Kent State University

Date Posted Nov. 30, 2018
Title Assistant Professor - Music Education
University Kent State University
Kent, OH, United States
Department The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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  • Assistant Professor
  • Music - General
    Music Education
Faculty Tenure Track-9 Mo

Kent Campus - Kent, OH

Opportunity for an Assistant professor of Music Education, Tenure-Track - 9 months with possibility of summer responsibilities. Salary competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package. Kent State University offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in music education. The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music seeks a dynamic teacher and creative researcher to contribute to our music education division and general music education for the state, region, and nation.

Characteristic duties and responsibilities: primary responsibilities will include teaching courses in music education in graduate and undergraduate programs, supervision of student teachers, supervision of undergraduate and graduate research, and other responsibilities per the interests of the candidate and needs of the division. We seek candidates with a strong background in elementary and secondary general music and pedagogy, and who have experience with or interest in online education. Further responsibilities may include keyboard classes for music education majors and engagement with community music programs. Additional duties may include committee service, recruitment activities, and participation in the ongoing work of the music education division, School of Music, and the College of the Arts.

Minimum qualifications: An earned doctorate or equivalent in Music Education is strongly preferred; ABD candidates will be considered. We seek candidates with significant k-12 teaching experience and prefer those with collegiate teaching experience. An emerging or established record of scholarship in areas relevant to the division including publications, conference presentations, and other appropriate activities is required. Knowledge of several recognized methods of elementary general music education is required. Especially sought are candidates possessing versatility, energy, a commitment to work with diverse populations, a collegial disposition, and who are enthusiastic about participating in ongoing curricular transformation in order to address music education issues of the twenty-first century.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Full consideration will be given to candidates who apply and supply all supporting application materials prior to January 11, 2019. To apply for this position and to see the full job description, please visit Please provide a letter of interest that describes your experiences and strengths in meeting the listed requirements, a current curriculum vitae, and complete contact information for 3-5 references. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. Questions may be directed to Dr. Jay Dorfman,, (330) 672-3871.

Kent State University is a comprehensive university with a “higher research” Carnegie designation. The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs in music performance, theory/composition, music education, conducting, and ethnomusicology. The Music Education division features teacher licensure programs, the largest online Master of Music in music education program in the United States, and a storied Doctor of Philosophy degree with alumni in prominent academic positions around the world. Kent State University is located in northeast Ohio, close to the cultural amenities of both Cleveland and Akron.

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