The School of Music at Northern Illinois University (NIU) invites applications for one year position in Orchestra, at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning in Fall 2023. This Visiting Assistant Professor position will conduct the NIU Philharmonic, Opera Theatre and teach courses as appropriate. This is a one-year, non-tenure-track position beginning August 15, 2023. We anticipate a tenure-track search during the 2023-24 school year.NIU
, located 65 miles west from Chicago, is a comprehensive teaching and research-based institution with close to 17,000 currently enrolled students. The main campus is located in DeKalb, 65 miles west of Chicago’s “Loop” and 40 miles southeast of Rockford. In addition to the main campus, NIU
has three education centers in Rockford, and Naperville. DeKalb/Sycamore, with a population of about 50,000, is a modern paradox, a rural/urban community. It is simultaneously recognized for its manufacturing and rich farmlands. The site of the first manufacture of barbed wire and the development of hybrid seed corn are evidence of its diversified history. This year Meta (Facebook) announced further expansion with an injection of over $1 billion into three new data centers at its cloud campus in DeKalb.
The blend of industry and agriculture, coupled with the cultural and recreational facilities of the university and supplemented by easy access to Chicago and Rockford, provide an enjoyable environment in which to live.
The School of Music is a vibrant facet of the NIU
campus that prides itself on strong support of first-generation undergraduate students, providing readily available resources for faculty-directed study and research opportunities. The distinguished faculty are Fulbright Scholars, Grammy Award Winners, Chamber Music America and MacArthur Foundation Grants recipients, residents at Jazz at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, guest conductors at Avery Fisher Hall, and commercial recording artists who perform regularly at significant international and national venues. The NIU
Graduate Jazz Studies Program was recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the ten best in the nation. The university is located approximately 65 miles from downtown Chicago and is a short drive from the vibrant western suburbs.