Announcement of Faculty Position in Music Education, strings
Beginning Fall 2017

POSITION: Assistant/Associate Professor of Music Education, Strings

The College of Music at Michigan State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position in String Music Education beginning Fall 2017.

The Music Education Area at Michigan State University is committed to encouraging and expanding scholarship and teaching practice in new and innovative areas of music education as well as to developing the practical applications of that scholarship. We seek a creative, dynamic colleague with successful teaching expertise, a scholarly agenda that is focused and innovative, and potential for leadership in our profession.

Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses related to the candidate’s background and scholarly interests. Preference for string background. Areas of interest may include: 

  • String methods and techniques
  • String pedagogy
  • Vernacular and/or informal music making
  • Quantitative and/or mixed methods research approaches
  • Creative musicianship
  • Music technology applications
  • Music and accessibility
  • Psychology of Music
  • Curriculum Seminar

In addition, the candidate will contribute to the student teaching program, advising of masters and doctoral students, and the work of the New Directions Institute (http://nd.music.msu.edu/). Additional duties include committee service, recruiting activities, continuing connections between music education and general education, grant writing and participation in the ongoing work of the music education area and the college. 

QUALIFICATIONS: earned doctorate in music education (or equivalent) by August 16, 2017; three or more years of successful K-12 music teaching as well as college teaching experience; and an emerging or established record of scholarship, including publications, conference presentations, and other appropriate activity. Position is available August 16, 2017.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of materials will begin on January 9, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

WHAT TO SEND: To apply, please visit the MSU job postings website: www.jobs.msu.edu and select posting #4509 in the faculty/academic staff section. Please provide a letter of application, curriculum vita, and three letters of reference.

Directions for submitting this material will be found on the MSU job postings website listed above.

WHO TO SEND IT TO: Apply Here: www.jobs.msu.edu

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation. MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS: January 9, 2017 or until filled. Applications will be reviewed continuously and will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information about the College, please visit our website at www.music.msu.edu

With 70 full-time faculty members, the Michigan State University College of Music serves approximately 650 majors and offers a comprehensive range of degree programs from baccalaureate through the doctorate. For more information about the College, please visit our website at www.music.msu.edu.

Minorities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation. MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.