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Teaching Assistant Professor of Conducting (Choral)
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Date Posted Jan. 14, 2020
Title Teaching Assistant Professor of Conducting (Choral)
University University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL, United States
Department School of Music
Application Deadline Feb. 3, 2020
Position Start Date Aug. 16, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Music - Conducting

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
School of Music
Teaching Assistant Professor of Conducting (Choral)


The School of Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a dynamic choral conductor/educator with teaching and performance/research interests that complement the specializations of the current choral-area faculty. The successful candidate will work in a program that values excellence in both performance and scholarship in the area of choral music, and will join the non-tenure-track faculty at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor. This annually renewable position is funded for three years. Therefore, based on good performance, a successful candidate may anticipate three years of service with any subsequent renewals based on performance and availability of funding. The proposed start date for this appointment is August 16, 2020. Salary is commensurate with experience.

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 read about the School of Music’s commitment, please visit

Preference will be given to candidates who will complete their doctorate by August 2020, but equivalent professional experience will be seriously considered. College-level teaching experience is strongly preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will demonstrate professional excellence through choral performance; contribute to the teaching of a diverse choral curriculum, including conducting and choral literature courses for music education, choral music, and other music majors at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; lead an ensemble of both majors and non-majors, and engage in recruiting and community engagement initiatives. Teaching assignments outside the choral area (such as in aural skills) may be possible for those with appropriate training and experience.

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 February 3, 2020, with a proposed start date of August, 16, 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:

Gina Moton, Human Resource Coordinator
School of Music
University of Illinois
1114 West Nevada Street
Urbana, IL 61801

Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

  • 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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