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Music Faculty (Director of Bands) Tenure Track or Clinical (Assistant or Associate)
University of Illinois Chicago

Date Posted Nov. 7, 2022
Title Music Faculty (Director of Bands) Tenure Track or Clinical (Assistant or Associate)
University University of Illinois Chicago
Chicago, IL, United States
Department The School of Theatre and Music
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Music - Conducting
    Music - General
    Music Education

Music Faculty (Director of Bands) – Clinical or Tenure Track (Assistant or Associate)

University of Illinois Chicago

The School of Theatre and Music at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) invites applications for a full-time clinical or tenure (assistant or associate) faculty position, Director of Bands. The successful candidate will be a superb conductor and educator who will work with colleagues to sustain and expand an innovative and robust program dedicated to students from diverse backgrounds.

Primary duties include leading ensembles, as well as overseeing the UIC Bands, and providing service to departmental, school, university, and interdisciplinary units. Service includes recruiting students to music degree programs, involving members of the campus community in ensembles, developing strong relationships with Chicago city and regional music educators, and hosting annual band festivals. All faculty members contribute to the university's general education program as needed and serve on committees. Other teaching duties will be determined by qualifications, preference, and institutional needs. Continuing academic year (nine-month) appointment begins 16 August 2023. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Qualifications: For tenure track appointment, terminal degree in Music or Music Education (D.M.A., Ph.D.) by 16 August 2023. For clinical track appointment, master’s degree with significant work completed towards a terminal degree in Music (D.M.A., Ph.D.) or Music Education (D.M.A., Ed.D., or Ph.D.). Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, access, and belonging in teaching. Demonstrated ability to educate differently prepared music students from city school districts. A record of active engagement and/or leadership with regional high school music teachers and their programs. A record of, or clear potential for, invited conducting engagements, presentations at conferences, and/or publications. Evidence of strong administrative, collaborative, and interpersonal skills. For associate level appointment, qualification above and a sustained record of excellent teaching, significant scholarly and/or artistic work with recognition on a regional and national level and promise for future growth, and accomplishments in service in support of the unit, university, and profession.


Preferred Qualifications: Terminal degree in Music (D.M.A., Ph.D.) or Music Education (D.M.A., Ed.D., or Ph.D.) earned by date of hire. Significant experience teaching in secondary schools and/or university settings. Ability to contribute to a future music education degree program.


Application deadline 5 December 2022: Submit a letter of application indicating qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three recommenders (including e-mail and phone numbers) to the UIC job board at Questions can be directed to Michael Stryker,

The School of Theatre and Music provides creative, responsive, 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 Jazz Studies, BM in Music Performance.

About the University of Illinois Chicago: UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.


Music Faculty (Director of Bands) – Clinical (Assistant or Associate)


Music Faculty (Director of Bands) –Tenure Track (Assistant or Associate)


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