Category: Faculty Department: Music Locations: Macomb, IL Posted: Jul 18, 2022 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: FT - Continuous
About Western Illinois University:
Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves nearly 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL.
APPOINTMENT: August 2023
RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach music education courses at the undergraduate level, including Teaching and Assessment in Elementary/Middle School General Music, Critical Issues in the General Music Classroom, and Music for the Learner with Exceptionalities; teach graduate courses in the Master of Music in Music Education online program; assist with student teaching supervision/placement; serve as academic advisor for music education students; and participate in recruiting efforts. Other duties or teaching assignments as appropriate to qualifications and experience.
RANK & SALARY: Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track. Salary competitive. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate in Music Education or related field (ABD considered); history of successful classroom music teaching at the elementary and/or secondary level; scholarly/research achievement relative to current stage of applicant's career; evidence of exemplary pedagogical skills and knowledge.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Broad experience in music teaching (experience and/or certification in Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze, and/or Music Learning Theory); 5 years public school music teaching at the elementary level; demonstrated musicianship skills on classroom instruments; knowledge/experience guiding student teachers and navigating teacher licensure; strong knowledge of/experience with music education for students with special needs; knowledge/experience with online teaching; record of professional activities and involvement in music.
For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be conferred at the time of appointment.
THE DEPARTMENT: The School of Music, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, offers the Bachelor of Music degree (Performance, Education, Music Business, Music Therapy, Jazz Studies, Composition) and Master of Music degree (Performance, Music Education, Conducting, Composition, Piano Pedagogy, Musicology, Jazz Studies). For further information, please visit http://www.wiu.edu/music.
Since 1899, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.
WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 6,539): A traditional, residential four-year campus offering a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb. Amtrak provides twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).
WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 916): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL.
Western Illinois University fosters respect, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. WIU is committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity. We value inclusion as a core value and as an essential element of Western's public service mission. WIU embraces individual uniqueness and a culture of inclusion that supports broad and specific diversity initiatives. Western believes in the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society as integral to the success of all individuals.
At WIU, we will:
Maintain a safe and secure environment for all members of our University communities.
Educate and empower students, staff, and faculty to be social justice advocates.
Provide curricula, programs, training, resources, and environments that reflect and strengthen the diversity of our communities, and to elevate cultural awareness and understanding.
Ensure fair, equitable, and inclusive access to University facilities, programs, resources, and services.
Create inclusive and equitable policies and practices.
Diversify the University's workforce by assessing hiring practices to attract, retain, and develop talented staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds.
Address intergroup disparities through areas as representation, retention, learning outcomes, and graduation rates.
Create a University wide diversity plan to ensure a continued commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity.
More than 61 undergraduate degree programs, 40 graduate programs, two doctoral programs and 13 post-baccalaureate certificate programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation.
There are more than 200 student organizations at Western that provide social, academic, recreation, sports, service, and many other opportunities for students to grow and learn, develop leadership skills, and much more. Numerous concerts, lectures, films, dance performances, cultural events and more are presented and performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, and a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment. The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.
The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.
APPLICATION: Complete applications include:
1) a letter of application
2) current curriculum vita or resume
3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references
4) a separate statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
5) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy
6) a PDF with links to videos of classroom teaching
7) unofficial transcripts
Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/
**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.
Screening will begin on December 1, 2022.
Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.
For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Human Resources at (309)298-1971 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.