Assistant Professor of Music Education

Carnegie Mellon University

Deadline October 01, 2014
Date Posted March 19, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The Carnegie Mellon University School of Music announces a vacancy for the position of Assistant Professor of Music Education.


Carnegie Mellon University, located in Pittsburgh, PA, is a private, internationally ranked university with programs in science, technology, business, public policy, the humanities, and the fine arts. The School of Music serves more than 300 undergraduate and graduate majors in a variety of comprehensive degree programs ranging from bachelors to artist diploma. The School is housed in a turn-of-the 20th century architectural masterpiece, located in one of Americas most vibrant urban centers. For more information about the School of Music, please visit the website:


POSITION:                      Full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Music Education in the Carnegie Mellon University School of Music.  Appointment to begin Fall Semester, 2015.


RESPONSIBILITIES:        Courses to be taught include but are not limited to:

  1. Secondary Guided Teaching
  2. Music in the Secondary School
  3. Principles of Education (undergraduate course)
  4. Foundation of Pedagogy (graduate course)
  5. Observation
  6. Co-mentor student teachers         



                                      The candidate is expected to have a thorough knowledge of current developments in education and specifically in music education. At least five years of successful experience in a public secondary school is expected. A minimum of a masters degree in music education and progress toward a doctorate is required. A history of continuing research in music education or related fields is required. Leadership in state and national or international associations for music education as well as the ability to develop relationships with local school districts is important.