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Clinical Assistant Professor in Music, Audio, and Recording Technologies
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Date Posted Jan. 7, 2020
Title Clinical Assistant Professor in Music, Audio, and Recording Technologies
University University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL, United States
Department School of Music
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
  • Music Industry Studies

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
School of Music
Clinical Assistant Professor in Music, Audio, and Recording Technologies

The School of Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time, promotion-eligible position in the area of Music, Audio, and Recording Technologies to join the faculty at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor.

The ideal candidate will be a highly skilled audio practitioner, with potential to be a dynamic and effective classroom instructor, and with extensive professional experience in one or more of the following areas: audio recording, audio engineering, mixing, mastering, live sound reinforcement, commercial/popular music production, and music entrepreneurship. Applicants should hold an advanced degree in a closely related field by the starting date of the appointment, or have equivalent professional experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching and supporting undergraduate students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Music (Technology Option), and will take a leading role in developing a Bachelor of Science degree in Music, Audio, and Recording Technologies. Primary teaching responsibilities will include a suite of introductory and advanced courses in audio recording, engineering, and related topics. The successful candidate will also collaborate with the School of Music Recording Department to facilitate student practicum experiences. Additional duties include student recruitment, curricular development, community engagement, and service to the University and the field.

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;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment;
  • Seek out opportunities for collaboration with colleagues both on and off campus, and both within and across disciplines;
  • View recruiting and retention as a 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:
Applicants should create a candidate profile at and upload a letter of interest, a resume or curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references. For full consideration, applications must be received by January 17, 2020. Review of applications will begin on this date, and consideration will continue until suitable candidates are identified for the position.

Additional information about the position may be obtained by contacting:

Dr. Eli Fieldsteel, Chair, Search Committee
School of Music
University of Illinois
1114 West Nevada Street
Urbana, IL 61801

Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit; to read about the School of Music’s commitment, please 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, master’s and doctoral degrees to its more than 700 students in many different fields of study. At the same time, 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.

  • 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
    Urbana, IL
  • 217-244-3084


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