Faculty - Assistant Professor of Music Education (Public May Apply)

Code: 14006 Posted: 02/06/2018


The Music Department at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside seeks applicants for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Music Education, scheduled to start in the 2018-2019 academic year.


The successful candidate will teach a wide range of courses in Music Education, coordinate and oversee the Music Education curriculum, and serve as principal liaison between the Music Department and the Institute for Professional Educator Development within the university. Other responsibilities include: observing and mentoring music education students in local public schools with diverse student populations, teaching general education courses within the department, building and maintaining positive relationships with both area educators and within the statewide music education community as a whole, and leading departmental assessment activities. The successful candidate will engage in research and appropriate professional and/or creative activity which is expected of tenure-track faculty, contribute to the growth and development of the department through recruitment efforts, participate in a wide range of departmental and campus functions, and perform other duties as assigned.





  • Ph.D. in Music Education (ABD May be considered)
  • Minimum of 3 years successful school (K-12) teaching experience
  • Record of scholarship via publications, presentations or other appropriate activities


  • College teaching experience
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills




  • Teach a wide range of courses in Music Education
  • Teach general education courses within the music department
  • Coordinate and oversee the Music Education curriculum

Scholarly Research:

  • Establish and maintain an active research program


  • Serve as principal liaison between Music Department and Institute for Professional Educator Development
  • Observe and mentor music education students in local schools with diverse student populations
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with both area music educators and within the statewide music education community as a whole
  • Contribute to growth and development of the music department through recruitment fairs

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Applied knowledge of K12 music education
  • Applied knowledge of assessment procedures in higher education
  • Applied knowledge of technology in music education



UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.


The tri-county region that comprises the University’s primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at www.uwp.edu.



Applications received by 11:59 PM March 8, 2018 are ensured full consideration; position is open until filled.



STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:


External Candidate Apply Here (Candidates not currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) – follow link then continue to STEP 2


Internal Candidate Apply Here (Candidates currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) – follow link then under “Main Menu” choose:

  • Self Service”
  • “Recruiting”
  • “Careers”

STEP 2: Under "Job Search" choose:

  • "More Options"
  • Job Opening ID: "14006"
  • "Search"
  • Select "Assistant Professor of Music Education"
  • Click "Apply"
  • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login"
  • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process

STEP 3: Submit application materials:


Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:


  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Names of three references

You must select "SUBMIT", selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have questions about how to apply go to https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21544

Please Note:
In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.



Commensurate with experience and education. The UW System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf

Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/



A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire. 

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at https://www.uwp.edu/live/offices/universitypolice/crimestats.cfm. Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.

Contact Name: Joe Lambin

Contact Phone: 262-595-2331

Contact Email: lambin@uwp.edu

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