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Open-Rank Professor of Music Education, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati has embarked upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled academic, research and athletic momentum. As the global founder of cooperative education, UC remains a world-class leader in experience-based learning. U.S. News & World Report ranks UC’s co-op program in the Top 4 in the country, while the National Science Foundation places UC at No. 33 among America’s public research universities. A dynamic campus life environment boasts a diverse student body of nearly 47,000, what The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country,” and a history-making athletics program that has earned the respect of the Big 12 Conference. 


Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, a comprehensive college for the performing and media arts situated in a vibrant urban community, seeks an innovative scholar-educator for a tenure-track open-rank faculty appointment in music education to begin August 15, 2022. The faculty member will be part of a team that prepares music teachers and researchers for success and leadership in the 21st century. Rank and salary will be commensurate with credentials. Initial appointment is three years and faculty member is then eligible for reappointment. CCM’s Division of Music Education offers BM, MM, and MME degree programs that integrate the high-quality music training and experiences available in a conservatory environment with a strong emphasis on pedagogical preparation.  

Essential Functions

  • Lead the creation and implementation of a new PhD in music education program
  • Provide service to the College-Conservatory of Music, the University, and the music education profession through recruiting efforts, committee work, and leadership roles in professional organizations 
  • Engage in professional activities at the regional, national, and international levels such as trainings and conferences,   and maintain a scholarly profile through presentations and publications
  • Maintain and develop relationships with colleagues at the University of Cincinnati and public-school music teachers in the region and beyond 
  • Teach courses in graduate research in music education, graduate colloquium, and topics related to the faculty's areas of interest and expertise for both undergraduate and graduate students in the in-residence and summer programs 
  • Other responsibilities will include supervision of graduate research, organization of internships/fieldwork placements, mentorship of graduate teaching assistants, and academic advising. 

Minimum Requirements

Prior to effective date of appointment:

  • A Doctorate in Music Education
  • Three academic years of teaching experience in K-12 schools
  • A documented record of scholarly activity as evidenced by a minimum of three peer-reviewed publications
  • An additional three academic years of experience. Such experience must encompass three academic years of teaching experience at the collegiate level with both undergraduate and graduate students as well as two academic years of experience supervising graduate student research which can, but need not, be contemporaneous to the collegiate teaching experience. 

Application Details

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. 


Applicants must submit the following materials electronically:

  • Letter of application
  • Current CV
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • Links or PDFs of three samples of scholarly work/publications  


Please use the additional documents feature as needed for these items

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.




The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


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Open-Rank Professor of Music Education, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music

Date:  May 11, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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