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Assistant Professor of Music Education

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Assistant Professor of Music Education
Requisition Number FE03318
Working Title
Department Name 8X210: MUSIC THERAPY
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Tenure Track
Required Education
PhD, ABD considered
Required Related Experience
A minimum of three years teaching K–12 music and instrumental education experience with strings preferred.
Required License/Registration/Certification
Job Summary
The University of Kentucky is seeking a full-time, regular title series, 9-month, tenure-eligible Assistant Professor of Music Education to join our outstanding faculty in the UK School of Music to begin August 2023. Our new colleague will be an integral member of the music education and music therapy division and will: (1) Teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in music education (e.g., instrumental music education methods, educational foundations, music in higher education) and courses taken by students in our division (e.g., research methods); (2) Serve on thesis committees for graduate music education and music therapy students; (3) Observe and guide instrumental student teachers; and (4) Provide leadership to the School of Music’s community music group New Horizons. While we welcome candidates with backgrounds in all research methodologies, a background in quantitative research methodologies and advanced statistical analysis is preferred. Experience teaching college-level music education and conducting an instrumental ensemble is preferred.

Candidates should provide evidence of a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity in recruitment activities and classroom settings, and articulate a vision for ensuring the well-being of students within the UK School of Music. Candidates should demonstrate a successful record of teaching and exhibit a high degree of professional integrity.

The successful candidate will be expected to build a research profile consistent with School of Music standards and participate in shared governance within the School of Music, the College of Fine Arts, and the University, as well as the professional community. Tenured faculty in the School of Music may be asked to serve a term as Director of Undergraduate or Graduate Studies, depending upon the needs of the school. The projected distribution of effort for this position is 50% teaching, 40% creative activity/research, and 10% service. The salary range for this position is $58,000-$62,000.

When prompted in the employment system, applicants will submit the following materials:
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications specific to this position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Specific Request 1 – A statement on evidence of diversity, equity, and inclusion as it pertains to your professional career
  • Specific Request 2 – A list of at least five professional references with complete contact information – Note: References will not be contacted until candidates have achieved finalist status

Additional materials may be requested at a later date. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Those received by January 9, 2023, will be assured full consideration.

The School of Music has over 50 full-time faculty, with an enrollment of over 400 students. The School of Music offers baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in music performance, music education, musicology/ethnomusicology, and theory/composition, as well as a master’s degree in music therapy. The school is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music. More information can be found at http://finearts.uky.edu/music

The University of Kentucky, College of Fine Arts thrives because we serve and honor individuals and communities with unique and distinct voices. The College intentionally supports an authentic environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion through artistic programming and curricula that explore and celebrate the experiences of those voices. Because we believe that the arts are essential to the life of the individual and the community, we actively facilitate wide-ranging creative expression among our faculty, staff, and student artists and commit to inclusivity in our hiring and recruiting of faculty, staff, and students. In alignment with our DEI commitment, we welcome and invite applicants who have a deep interest in advancing this mission and those who possess the skills and experience for this work. We encourage applications from members of all underrepresented groups as well as individuals who have experience working with diverse student populations (e.g., racial/ethnic, income, immigration status, sexual orientation/gender identification, etc.). As a member of the state’s flagship institution, we pledge to ensure that our campus is a place where differences are welcomed and valued, different perspectives are respectfully heard, and where every individual feels a sense of belonging and inclusion. Visit our website at: http://finearts.uky.edu

Employment at UK comes with diverse rewards, focusing on total well-being and career development, with leadership striving to provide a strong work-life integration. The University generously contributes to employees’ retirement plans, medical coverage, and life insurance. In addition, UK offers optional benefits such as dental and vision insurance, additional retirement plans and much more. To learn more about these benefits, please visit: https://www.uky.edu/hr/

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted. 
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. 

 As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities. 

 Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


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Posted: 2022-12-05 Expires: 2023-04-13

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