University of Utah — General Music Education Specialist


Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Salary commensurate with candidate’s credentials and experience.

(1) Teach undergraduate and graduate music education courses; (2) supervise graduate research, theses, projects, and dissertations at the masters and doctoral levels as assigned; (3) conduct music education research and engage in creative activities designed to enhance teaching and learning; (4) recruit undergraduate and graduate students; (5) supervise student teachers; (6) serve on committees as assigned; and (7) build and maintain productive relationships with other Utah music educators. The School of Music seeks to create a diverse and inclusive, rigorous and responsible environment that reaches across disciplines to foster highly adaptive creators and thinkers.

(1) Doctorate preferred, ABD considered; (2) outstanding musician with successful music teaching background; (3) minimum three years successful school teaching required, (4) college/university teaching experience desirable; (5) evidence of the potential to develop a national reputation in music education through scholarly research and creative activities, as defined in our Retention, Promotion, and Tenure guidelines. (6) Candidates who have experience and/or scholarship in world, diverse, popular, and/or community music practices and pedagogy are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit (1) a letter of application including a link to a teaching video (any level/content of instruction, approximately 20¬–40 minutes in length); (2) curriculum vitae (including the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of 3 to 5 persons who can provide references); (3) a succinct teaching statement; (4) 3 confidential letters of recommendation (uploaded directly by recommenders); (5) unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Submit all materials electronically via: The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Candidates should complete their on-line application prior to November 28, 2022 to ensure full consideration. Candidates who proceed to the final level will be required to participate in a routine criminal background check and to provide official transcripts. For more information, or to suggest nominations for this position, please contact Dr. Emily Mercado, chair of the search committee, at Do not send other materials unless requested.

July 1, 2023 (duties begin August 16, 2023)

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator and its policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, status as a person with a disability, or veteran’s status. Minorities, women, veterans, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified veterans. To inquire further about the University’s nondiscrimination and affirmative action policies or to request a reasonable accommodation for a disability in the application process, please contact the following individual who has been designated as the University’s Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 South Presidents Circle, Rm. 135, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, (801) 581-8365, email: The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

The University of Utah was established in 1850 and is the state’s oldest and largest institution of higher education. Salt Lake City is the home of the University and is consistently rated among the best places to live by Cities Rated and Places Rated Almanac. The University is a major research institution and offers the BA, BM, MA, MM, DMA, and PhD music degrees with programs in composition, conducting, jazz studies, music education, music theory, musicology, and performance. The School of Music is one of six academic units in the College of Fine Arts. Its excellent facilities accommodate over 375 majors and 90 faculty members. Additional information about the School of Music and the University can be found at