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Institution: Millikin University

Position: Assistant Professor

General Information:

Millikin University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music Theory & Aural Skills / Coordinator of Music Theory. Position begins August 2019.


Completed doctorate required. Candidates must demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching music theory and aural skills at the undergraduate level. Leadership and vision to facilitate the development and delivery of a unified approach to music theory and musicianship throughout the music core curricula is essential. Implementation of symbiotic collaboration with the other curricula in the School of Music toward an integrative model of college music education is strongly desired. Musicianship training must support all degree programs including music performance, music education, commercial music, music business, and musical theatre.

Candidates demonstrating commitment to academic advising, entrepreneurship, and community outreach will receive strong consideration.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities include: teaching and coordinating the music theory and aural skills curriculum; engaging in recruitment and retention initiatives; maintaining an active scholarly profile and current knowledge of trends in music theory pedagogy. Additional duties may be assigned according to the candidate’s areas of expertise and/or needs of the music program. Additional expectations include university service in the form of faculty governance and involvement with the campus community through attendance of recitals, concerts, workshops and festivals.

Salary Range: Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefit package.

Items to Send:

To receive full consideration, please submit 1) letter of application, 2) statement of teaching philosophy, 3) curriculum vitae, 4) names and contact information of at least three professional references, and 5) a live unedited video recording of recent teaching demonstrations, 15-20 minutes in length (as attachment or link), electronically to Candidates should be prepared to submit additional materials upon request.

Review of applications will begin October 15. Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of background check and pending budgetary approval.

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Deadline: October 15, 2018


Other Information:

Millikin University School of Music has been NASM accredited since 1934, with a vibrant community of 50 faculty and 214 students, offering Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance, Music Education, Commercial Music, and Music Business, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. The School of Music’s curriculum embraces the interdisciplinarity of diverse musical and academic experiences. The School of Music is designated as an “All Steinway School.” A Millikin education is characterized by Performance Learning — a unique approach to learning that challenges students to engage with third party stakeholders in the performance of their academic discipline. Students apply their learning to professional experiences both in Decatur and around the world. Millikin University’s mission is to deliver on the promise of education, preparing students for professional success, democratic citizenship in a global environment, and a personal life of meaning and value.

Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Listed: 12/11/2018

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