Director of Music Education #18-000898

Director of Music Education (Recruitment No. 18-000898)

Washburn University invites applications for the position of Director of Music Education to begin August 1, 2019.  

This is a 9-month, tenure track appointment as Assistant Professor.  A completed doctorate is necessary for tenure-track appointments.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Music Education, ABD applicants will be considered

  • Three or more years of successful experience teaching pre-kindergarten, elementary or secondary music classes.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A minimum of two years teaching music education at the postsecondary level.

  • Experience with assessment and/or accreditation of music education programs.

  • Experience with current instructional technology approaches in music education.

  • Evidence of scholarship in music education.

  • Experience coordinating/supervising pre-kindergarten through secondary school music teaching field experiences.



  • Teaching music education courses, including but not limited to: Introduction to Music Education, Foundations of Music Education, Vocal/General Music Methods, and Instrumental Music Methods.

  • Supervision of music education student teachers.

  • Serving as liaison to the Washburn University Department of Education.

  • Additional courses or responsibilities as needed by the department and assigned to fit the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience.

  • Expected to contribute to the life of the department and university through service, creative and scholarly activities.

Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and /or service.  The successful candidate will be required to provide official transcripts and submit to a background check prior to hire.

Washburn is an Equal Opportunity Employer and dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe.  We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.  Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.



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