Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Percussion
University of Illinois

Urbana, Illinois

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Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Percussion

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

College of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Music

Located on the campus of one of the world's leading research universities, the University of Illinois School of Music is a center for creativity and collaboration through performance, research, and education. Hosting a diverse population of faculty, students,and staff, the School of Music embraces cutting-edge innovation and discovery while providing an array of musical and engagement opportunities within the artistic and educational communities of Urbana and Champaign.

The UIUC School of Music invites applications for a one-year, full-time, non-tenure-track position for Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Percussion. Appointments will be for the 2024-25 academic year and begin August 16, 2024. Renewal of the appointment is possible and contingent on availability of funding, sufficient enrollments, and positive performance reviews. Salary is commensurate with experience.


We seek a dynamic,effective, and engaging artist-teacher with a record of high-level performances to teach undergraduate and graduate percussion students in all degree and diploma programs. This includes weekly lessons for each student, a weekly percussion studio class, and graduate-level percussion literature and pedagogy classes. Additional teaching responsibilities may be based on the secondary area(s) of expertise. Successful candidates will pursue an active recruiting program that includes building relationships with schools and private teachers statewide, other universities, and national/international organizations.

Other responsibilities include working collaboratively with faculty and staff across the School to expand engagement opportunities in Illinois school systems and to nurture young performers and assist with School recruiting efforts. Active participation in all events and programs where the visibility of the University of Illinois faculty can serve as an asset for recruiting and/or student success and morale is expected. Service responsibilities include committee work and other activities that benefit the School and its students. Evidence of success in teaching, recruiting, and service is required for renewal of this appointment.

All employees of the School of Music are also expected to embrace the following core ideals:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to building and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, one that reflects the entire State of Illinois.
  • Support the University of Illinois' dedication to being a community of care.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to student success and well-being through both teaching excellence and broader mentorship.
  • Seek out opportunities for collaboration with colleagues both on and off campus, and both within and across disciplines.
  • View recruiting and retention, particularly of members of underserved communities, as fundamental to the position and to the School's success.
  • Work as a cooperative member of the School's community and serve as a model of integrity and collegiality.
  • Exhibit passion for your work, the School, and the role of music in our society.
Required Qualifications:
  • Artist/Teacher with an emerging or established national reputation as a performer and pedagogue.
  • Successful teaching experience at the university level.
  • Knowledge of pathways by which students discover the instrument and demonstrated experience attracting, recruiting, and retaining undergraduate and graduate students, particularly those from underrepresented populations.
  • Evidence of clearly defined secondary area(s) of expertise, such as music entrepreneurship, improvisation, intercultural collaboration, community engagement, pedagogy, musicianship, chamber music, health and wellness, etc.
  • History of engagement with diverse audiences, collaborators, knowledges, and traditions with respect to race, gender, and class.
  • History of engagement with works by BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and women composers, including new work from living composers.
  • Experience performing and/or teaching multiple musical styles, including those other than classical concert hall traditions.
  • Master's degree in music or commensurate experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Large and small ensemble performing experience.
  • Percussion ensemble and/or chamber ensemble coaching experience.
  • Applied lesson and/or classroom teaching experience at the university level.
  • Demonstrated record of student placement and success.
  • Facility with new technologies and platforms for recording, creating, and distributing music.
  • Evidence of an innovative research profile that engages with diverse audiences.
  • Doctoral degree in music.
Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (Central Time) on April 22, 2024. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately, and interviews may be conducted prior to the close of the search. However, no hiring decision will be made until after the close of the search.

Application materials should include:
  • Letter of interest, including a section that provides hyperlinks or URLs for online audio or audio/video files of recent live or recorded performances.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Teaching Philosophy statement.
  • Research/Creative Activity statement.
  • Diversity and Inclusion statement, including relevant experience reaching underserved communities and vision for the social role of music in the 21st century.
Please direct any questions to Professor Kevin Geraldi, Search Committee Chair( or Jennifer Steiling, Sr. Human Resource Associate ( Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify .

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal , or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing .

Requisition ID: 1024093
Job Category: Faculty
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