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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Music Education
Florida International University

Date Posted Mar. 3, 2023
Title Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Music Education
University Florida International University
Miami, FL, United States
Department Wertheim School of Music
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Music Education
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Position Description

The FIU Herbert and Nicole Wertheim School of Music & Performing Arts (HNWSOM) invites applications for a fulltime, nine-month, tenure earning Assistant Professor of Music Education beginning in Fall 2023. 

Responsibilities and Expectations:

Develop and teach courses in the undergraduate and graduate Music Education programs; mentor and supervise student teaching interns and graduate research projects; collaborate with faculty across the HNWSOM and others in pursuing external funding in support of scholarly activities; develop and maintain a regional and national profile within the profession; engage in scholarly and creative activities; actively engage in departmental recruitment activities; possess effective administrative and communication skills.

Required Qualifications: Successful candidates must hold the PhD or EdD degree in Music Education or a related area by the time of the appointment. They must demonstrate a record of scholarly publication or the potential to do so at a level that will merit tenure; show a minimum of three years of experience teaching in K-12 band, choir, or orchestra settings; and articulate knowledge of current trends in Music Education.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who also show (1) evidence of excellence in conducting instrumental or choral ensembles at the secondary level, (2) experience teaching university courses and supervising student research, (3) experience and/or willingness to design and implement online and hybrid courses for undergraduate and graduate students, (4) experience and/or willingness to mentor minorities, or other underrepresented student groups.

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 528975 at and attach the following materials as a single PDF or individual attachments:

  1. Letter of interest (maximum two pages) that summarizes the candidate’s background and teaching, research, and service objectives.
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. Statement of teaching
  4. Statement of research and/or creative activity
  5. Portfolio of research/scholarly work and evidence of teaching effectiveness, in PDF format not to exceed 10MB.
  6. Names and contact information of three references. They will be contacted if the applicant is shortlisted or as determined by the search committee. 

Direct any questions to Dr. Joel Galand, Chair of the Search Committee, via email at: For full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by March 31, 2023. Applications will be accepted, and review will continue, until the position is filled. 

Florida Statute 1010.35 - Screening Foreign Researchers

Pursuant to Florida law, any citizen of a foreign county who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of employment or training in China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, or Syria is subject to additional screening. Applicants meeting those criteria will be required to provide the following information in the application: every institution of higher education attended; all previous employment since the applicant’s 18th birthday; list of all published material, current and pending research funding from any source, including details about the research, your role, funding source, and amount; list and description of any non-university professional activities; any affiliation with an institution or program in a foreign country; a complete copy of your passport; the most recently submitted DS-160 (Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application). 

Clery Notice

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at: obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station). 

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


About the FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts

The FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) provides students with the distinct experience of working closely with an award-winning faculty in nationally ranked accredited programs in the heart of Miami, North Miami, Miami Beach, and Wynwood—four of the country’s most vibrant, diverse, and creative cities. CARTA emphasizes experiential learning, where students learn by doing through art and design studios and real-world projects; through performances and productions; through a student-run communication agency; and through student news bureaus in Miami, New York City and Washington DC. Focused on its engaged mission of driving the information, innovation, and cultural economy of South Florida and beyond, CARTA is committed to a trans-disciplinary, experiential learning curriculum that prepares graduates for meaningful careers and leadership in their chosen professions.

About the FIU Herbert and Nicole Wertheim School of Music & Performing Arts

The FIU Herbert and Nicole Wertheim School of Music & Performing Arts (HNWSOM) is comprised of 240 students and 50 full-time and part-time faculty. It offers B.M. and M.M. degrees in composition, performance, music business, and music technology; a B.A. degree in Music; and a B.M. and M.S. in music education. The SOM produces and presents a full performance calendar in the Herbert & Nicole Performing Arts Center on FIU’s main campus and throughout the South Florida community. The School of Music is one of the eight integrated units of the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, including the Caplin School of Journalism + Media; the School of Communication; the School of Architecture, including the departments of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Landscape Architecture; and the departments of Theatre, and Art + Art History. CARTA has approximately 200 faculty and staff members and 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

About Florida International University

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit

  • FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Joel Galand
    Wertheim School of Music
    Florida International University
    10910 SW 17th St.
    Miami, FL 33199


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