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Assistant Professor of Clarinet
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Date Posted Oct. 6, 2021
Title Assistant Professor of Clarinet
University University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL, United States
Department School of Music
Application Deadline Until the position is filled
Position Start Date Aug. 16, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Music - General

Assistant Professor of Clarinet
University of Illinois
College of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Music

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Music invites applications for a full time Assistant Professor of Clarinet. This is a tenure-track position to begin August 16, 2022. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

Located on the campus of one of the world’s leading research universities, the University of Illinois School of Music is a center for creativity and collaboration through performance, research, and education. Historically rich in tradition, the School of Music is a resource for music research of all kinds, and offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees to its nearly 700 students in many different fields of study. Hosting a diverse population of faculty, students, and staff, the School of Music embraces cutting-edge innovation and discovery while providing an array of musical and engagement opportunities within the artistic and educational communities of Urbana and Champaign. Please see for information regarding the University of Illinois School of Music.

Required: Artist/Teacher with an emerging or established national reputation as a performer and/or pedagogue; successful teaching experience at the university level; ability to attract and recruit a diverse studio of undergraduate and graduate students; master’s degree in music or commensurate experience.

Preferred: Orchestral experience; chamber coaching experience; significant experience with the performance of new music and works by underrepresented composers; secondary performance and teaching skill in style(s) other than classical; ability to initiate collaborative projects with faculty performers, composers, or scholars; interest in exploring public engagement opportunities; doctoral degree.

Teach undergraduate and graduate clarinet students in all degree and diploma programs; maintain a professional career as an artist/teacher and/or pursue other music research appropriate to a Research I university; pursue an active recruiting program that includes building relationships with universities, national organizations, and schools and private teachers statewide. Specific teaching duties include lessons, a weekly clarinet studio class, and graduate level clarinet literature and pedagogy classes. Additional teaching responsibilities may include coaching chamber music and courses or workshops in the candidate’s other areas of interest and ability. The successful candidate will also be expected to supervise the clarinet graduate teaching assistant and engage actively in the daily life of the School through participation in committees, departmental meetings, recital hearings, competitions, juries, auditions, and doctoral advisory committees. Success in teaching and recruitment, professional creative activity and/or research, and service will be evaluated as part of the tenure 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.

Application Procedures:
Interested candidates should submit an online application at Application materials should include:

Letter of Interest, including a section that provides hyperlinks or URLs for online audio or audio/video files of recent live or recorded performances.
Curriculum Vitae
Diversity and inclusion statement, including relevant experience
Names and contact information of three references.

Screening of candidate applications will begin October 11, 2021 through November 8, 2021 or until the position is filled. Direct any questions to Gina Moton, Human Resource Coordinator at Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

  • Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

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Contact Information

  • Gina Moton, Human Resources
    School of Music
    1114 W Nevada St
    Urbana, IL 61801
  • 217-244-3084


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