Clinical Assistant Professor in Music, Audio, and Recording Technologies- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Description: The School of Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites

applications for a full-time, promotion-eligible position in the area of Music, Audio,

and Recording Technologies to join the non-tenure-track faculty at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor.


Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a highly skilled audio practitioner, with potential to

be a dynamic and effective classroom instructor, and with extensive professional experience

in one or more of the following areas: audio recording, audio engineering, mixing, mastering,

live sound reinforcement, commercial/popular music production, and music entrepreneurship.

Applicants should hold an advanced degree in a closely related field by the starting date of the

appointment, or have equivalent professional experience.


Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching

and supporting undergraduate students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Music

(Technology Option), and will take a leading role in developing a

Bachelor of Science degree in Music, Audio, and Recording Technologies.

Primary teaching responsibilities will include a suite of introductory and advanced

courses in audio recording, engineering, and related topics. The successful candidate

will also collaborate with the School of Music Recording Department to facilitate

student practicum experiences. Additional duties include student recruitment,

curricular development, community engagement, and service to the University and the field.


Employees of the School of Music are also expected to embrace the following core ideals:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to student success and well-being through both teaching excellence and broader mentorship; 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment;   
  • Seek out opportunities for collaboration with colleagues both on and off campus, and both within and across disciplines;
  • View recruiting and retention as a fundamental to the position and to the school’s success;
  • Work as a cooperative member of the School’s community and serve as a model of integrity and collegiality;
  • Exhibit passion for your work, the school, and the role of music in our society.


Application Procedures: Applicants should create a candidate profile at and upload a letter of interest, a resume or curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references. For full consideration, complete applications must be received by January 17, 2020. Review of applications will begin on this date, and consideration will continue until suitable candidates are identified for the position.


Salary is commensurate with experience.  The proposed start date for this appointment is August 16, 2020. Additional information about the position may be obtained by contacting:   Dr. Eli Fieldsteel, Chair, Search Committee School of Music University of Illinois 1114 West Nevada Street Urbana, IL 61801 217-300-0956


Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. To read about the School of Music’s commitment,  please visit


The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit


Located on the campus of one of the world’s leading research universities, the University of Illinois School of Music is a center for creativity and collaboration through performance, research, and education. Historically rich in tradition, the School of Music is a resource for music research of all kinds, and offers bachelors, master’s and doctoral degrees to its more than 700 students in many different fields of study. At the same time, the School of Music embraces cutting-edge innovation and discovery while providing an array of musical and engagement opportunities within the artistic and educational communities of Urbana and Champaign.


The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.



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Clinical Assistant Professor in Music, Audio, and Recording Technologies – School of Music (126045)

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