Appalachian State University
Boone, NC
Salary commensurate with experience, with a significant budget to support scholarship and research.
Posted On:
November 29, 2017


The Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University invites applications for the Dottie Sink Sykes Distinguished Professorship in Music Education. This new full-time, senior-level position (with tenure appointment possible) starts August, 2018, and reflects the legacy established by Appalachian State University as a premier institution for training the next generation of educators, with Music Education being a founding program and integral to the mission and vision of the Hayes School of Music. POSITION: Teach undergraduate general music education courses, conduct scholarly/creative activity that enhances the mission of the Hayes School of Music, and provide leadership in music education at the state, national, or international level. Actively pursue research in music education or creative activities to promote music education, and advocate to enhance the field of music education both on the campus and within the profession. This position carries a 2-2 teaching load (6 teaching credit hours each semester) with expectation for undergraduate research supervision, as well as a commitment to teaching and scholarly collaboration with Hayes School of Music faculty. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the vibrant school, college, and university-level interdisciplinary communities of scholars, teachers, and artists.

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Doctoral degree. Evidence of significant and successful general music teaching at P-12 level and music education methods teaching experience at the college level. A record of scholarly/creative activity in music education appropriate to the rank of Professor. A thorough understanding of contemporary issues related to general music at the pre-K, elementary, middle, and secondary levels. Knowledge and experience of international approaches of teaching music to children (Dalcroze, Kodaly, Orff-Schulwerk). Demonstrated excellence and ability to teach and model experiential music learning, to engage collaboratively with colleagues within and across academic units, and to communicate effectively with students and faculty from diverse musical backgrounds.

How to Apply

A complete application will include a letter of interest; a current vita; unofficial graduate transcripts; and the names, addresses, and contact information of at least five references. Send applications via email to: Chair, Music Education Committee