Assistant Professor, Music Education


The Music Department of the University of Wisconsin-Superior invites applications for the position of a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music Education, beginning August 26, 2020.


The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses for the undergraduate music education and elementary education areas of study including general music methods and incorporation of music into the classroom for elementary education majors.  The candidate will teach in a secondary and related area such as applied music, music appreciation, world music, or core music courses as assigned by the chair. The candidate will serve as music education coordinator; advise music education students; supervise student teachers in general music; serve as liaison between the Department of Music and Department of Education; serve on the Educator Preparation Program Committee; and maintain compliance with the Department of Public Instruction regarding teacher preparation, pre-student teaching clinical experience, and EdTPA preparation.  The candidate will establish and maintain positive working relationship with area schools, communities, and alumni; serve on university committees; and perform other departmental duties as assigned by the chair.  In addition, the candidate will develop and maintain visibility in the state, region, and nation through participation in professional conferences and other musical and scholarly activities. 


  • Earned Doctorate degree in Music Education or related field by June 1, 2020 
  • Three (3) years public school music teaching experience
  • Active engagement in professional practice with prekindergarten through grade 12 schools, professional organizations, or other education-related endeavors at the local, state, or national level


  • Experience teaching music at the elementary level
  • Strong commitment to student recruitment and retention
  • Prior university-level teaching experience
  • Ability to teach in a secondary and related area such as applied music, music appreciation, world music, or core music courses
  • Commitment to continued professional development in best practices in teaching and learning, including use of alternative delivery formats

The successful candidate will be dynamic, energetic, creative, and engaging. The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to the public liberal arts mission and to quality teaching and learning methods. Willingness and interest in utilizing technology in the classroom strongly preferred. The successful candidate must be committed to the highest ethical standards and demonstrate effective leadership and teamwork skills. Candidates that incorporate issues of inclusive excellence and diversity within their curriculum are especially encouraged to apply.


August 26, 2020 or earlier.


For additional information visit or contact Zoe Scherer at 715-394-8115 or by email at zschere1{atuws}.


Review of all complete applications will commence 4:30 PM November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please apply online at UW-Careers and submit your application packet to Include:

  1. CV or Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Undergraduate Transcripts
  4. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  5. Contact Information for three (3) Professional References
  6. 2. Brief statement of teaching and recruitment philosophy (1-2 pages)

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External applicants: select the external applicant link and register for an account:

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At any time you may select the Save button to save your progress. When you have submitted your application, ability to change materials submitted will not be available.

If you have questions in regards to the hiring process, please contact Zoe Scherer at 715-394-8115 or by email at zschere1{atuws}.

UW-Superior: A Special Place:

The University of Wisconsin-Superior is Wisconsin's public liberal arts college. Established in 1893 with a mission to train teachers, it later became a part of the University of Wisconsin-System, and in 1998 was designated as Wisconsin's Public Liberal Arts College by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. The University serves 2,500 traditional and non-traditional students and is dedicated to the integration of liberal and professional studies and to serving a diverse student population.

UW-Superior maintains its foundational teacher education college values through its emphasis on excellence in teaching, as well as service to the community and region. Its core mission is student-centered. The institution fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention, embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices, and engages the community and region. The richness of its programs creates a personalized educational environment that integrates theory and practice, liberal and professional education, teaching, scholarship, and creativity. The University has a significant investment in and commitment to campus-wide Liberal Arts High Impact Practices (HIPs) that includes a First Year Experience, Academic Service Learning, Global Awareness, Writing Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research Scholarly and Creative Activity, and a Senior Year Experience.

At UW-Superior, we promote the values of academic excellence, integrity, and community within a collegial environment. At the core of our values is the appreciation for, and examination of, diversity, inclusivity, and equity. UW-Superior offers day, evening, weekend, and distance learning classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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UW-Superior is committed to making excellence inclusive in every aspect of the institution. Diversity, inclusion and equity are prioritized learning resources for all community members. We strive to offer quality programs in an environment of trust and cooperation that centers on the worth of all individuals. The University is seeking candidates who will contribute to the achievement of this goal.