The School of Theatre and Music at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) seeks to fill a tenure-track (open rank) full-time position as a member of the music faculty and Director of Bands. The successful candidate will be a superb conductor and educator, and one who demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in their programming and pedagogy. The candidate will work with colleagues to sustain and expand an innovative and robust program dedicated to students that is aligned with 21st-century trends within as well as beyond Western art music. Duties include overseeing all facets of the UIC Bands, serving as Music Director of the UIC Wind Ensemble and participating in departmental, university, and interdisciplinary committees. The candidate will be expected to recruit students to music degree programs, involve members of the campus community in our ensembles, develop strong relationships with regional music educators, and host annual regional band festivals. All faculty members contribute to the university’s general education program as needed. Other teaching duties will be determined by qualifications, preference, and institutional needs. Continuing academic year (nine-month) appointment begins 16 August 2021. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Minimum Qualifications: Terminal degree in Music (D.M.A., Ph.D.) or Music Education (D.M.A., Ed.D., or Ph.D.) by time of hire (8/16/21). Demonstrated excellence in wind band conducting; at least two years of documented experience in collegiate school music settings; publications and/or a record of achievement or leadership potential in the field. For tenure consideration, a sustained record of excellent teaching, an active career in research/creative activity, and accomplishments in service in support of the unit, university, and toward the profession.
Preferred Qualifications: A music education degree and a commitment to K-12 music education.
Application deadline December 4, 2020: Submit a letter of application indicating qualifications for the position; recent curriculum vitae; and three letters of recommendation along with contact information for recommenders (including e-mail and phone numbers) to the UIC job board at jobs.uic.edu. Questions can be directed to Marc Mellits, Chair of the Search Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UIC, a Carnegie Research 1 university, enrolls over 33,000 students and is located one mile west of Chicago’s Loop. The School of Theatre and Music provides innovative, rigorous, and comprehensive academic and performance programs as part of its diverse, urban context. The Department of Music offers coursework leading to a BA in Music, BA in Music Business, BM in Music Performance, and BM in Jazz Studies.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.
Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. 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 https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899