Assistant Professor of Music Education

Position ID: 41130
Georgia Southern University
College of Arts & Humanities
Position Description
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Assistant Professor
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Assistant Professor of Music Education—Search #67621
College of Arts and Humanities/Department of Music

The Department of Music in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Music Education. This position is located on the Armstrong campus, but may require teaching in the other campuses.

Georgia Southern University is the state's largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university and serves more than 27,000 students on three vibrant campuses—the Armstrong campus in Savannah, the Statesboro campus, and the Liberty campus in Hinesville. Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as working citizens.

Since 1906, the University's hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University's mission is the faculty's dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.

Within this setting, the Department of Music offers student-centered degree programs at the bachelor's and master's level. Students are mentored by a faculty of dedicated teacher-scholars, who are nationally and internationally known in their fields of expertise.

Position Description. Reporting to the Department Chair, the Assistant Professor of Music Education requires: 1) teaching courses in music and music education for majors and non-majors; 2) supervising student teachers; 3) planning and supervising field experiences for music education majors; 4) serving as liaison with the College of Education; 5) maintaining an active research agenda (including publishing in peer-reviewed journals); 6) actively recruiting potential music majors; 7) attending area and department meetings; 8) serving on juries; and 9) other teaching duties as assigned by the Chair, based on the candidate's strengths and departmental needs. The position is an academic (9/10 month), tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in music, or a closely related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in music, by August 1, 2019
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum three years of teaching in public school settings
  • Ability to teach a secondary music area (e.g., theory/aural skills, applied music, etc.)
  • Experience with student teachers
  • Familiarity with edTPA

Application Procedure:

Screening of applications begins November 20, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2019. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of four professional references. Candidates should be prepared to submit other documentation, such as a teaching video, at a later date. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Laura A. Stambaugh, Search Chair, Search #67621
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-478-5845

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

CIP Discipline Code: 
Music Teacher Education
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Position Starting Date: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019
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University System of Georgia
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The University of Georgia
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