Career Opportunities


Assistant Professor - Strings and Music Education

Posting Date

9/14/2018 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Assistant Professor - Strings and Music Education
UW System Title:  Assistant Professor
Start Date:  August 19, 2019

Essential Job Functions

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is seeking a tenure-track faculty member to build a newly established string program through recruitment and instruction of string players. The successful candidate will teach individual applied strings (violin and viola), direct string orchestras and string techniques for Music Education majors, and supervise string student teachers. Expectations will include outreach to Wisconsin string teachers and scholarship/creativity activity in string performance and/or pedagogy consistent with rank. Strong high string performers and recognized leaders in string pedagogy and music education are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates with Suzuki certification, experience teaching K-12, and directing and/or performing in diverse string ensembles (i.e., ethnic, folk, or commercial music) are also strongly encouraged to apply.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Teach courses in applied strings (violin/viola), string techniques (Music Education), and other courses in areas of the music curriculum commensurate with abilities and programmatic needs.
  • Supervise string student teachers.
  • Recruit string students, and build rapport with regional string teachers.
  • Lead collegiate-level string ensembles.
  • Advise a diverse student population.
  • Develop relationships with Pre-K - 12 music educators.
  • Provide outreach to Wisconsin string teachers.
  • Perform scholarly activities consistent with rank.
  • Perform institutional and community service.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of the Music Department.

In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, service and scholarship and a commitment to undergraduate education. The candidate should also possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse array of students and colleagues.



  • Master's Degree in Music Education, Performance, Pedagogy, or closely related field at time of application
  • Three years of experience teaching as a string specialist.


  • Doctorate in Music or Music Education, or closely related field, from an accredited institution.

Conditions of Appointment

Position is an academic year, tenure-track appointment.  Applicants must be considered for tenure and promotion in six years, although tenure decisions may be at any time.  Promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor is simultaneous with tenure.  Excellence in teaching, sustained scholarly activity and institutional service required for retention and promotion.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s).  A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s).  In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Job Search" screen,

  • Click in "Keywords" box.
  • Enter Job Opening ID "14731"
  • Click "Search."
  • Select "Assistant Professor - Strings and Music Education"
  • Click "Apply."
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Unofficial transcripts of all graduate work
  • Licensure documentation, if applicable
  • PDF file containing YouTube/Vimeo links to video of candidate teaching/rehearsing and recent performances as soloist and/or chamber musician (private files not searchable through YouTube/Vimeo are encouraged)

You must select "Submit Application." Selecting "Save as Draft " or "Exit" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Janet Gomez
Phone: (920) 465-2348

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Friday, November 2, 2018.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.