Tenure Track, Assistant Professor of Music (Music Education)

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Music

The Department of Music at Bucknell University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Music Education to start in August, 2024. Teaching responsibilities for the position include providing oversight of the music education program and contributing to the musical education of the broader student population. Specifically, this entails (1) teaching music education courses, (2) overseeing the placement and supervision of student teachers (instrumental, choral, and general), (3) offering courses designed to develop the musicianship and musical understanding of the general student body, and (4) teaching courses that are central to the College of Arts and Sciences’ general education curriculum, such as its first-year seminars and/or team-taught Integrated Perspectives courses.

The teaching load is 5 courses per year. The appointee will be expected to pursue and maintain an active research agenda in music education, broadly defined. Tenure-line faculty members at Bucknell are expected to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising, ongoing creative/scholarly development, and committed service to the department, the university, and the candidate’s field. We welcome candidates who demonstrate excellence in reflective multicultural and inclusive teaching practices and who display a strong commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinarity.

An earned doctorate in music education or an equivalent field is required. Candidates in the final stages of their dissertation will be considered but must have earned their degree within their first year of employment in order to continue employment at Bucknell. Candidates must have a minimum of three years’ teaching experience at the elementary and/or secondary level; demonstrated expertise in music education methodologies; and evidence of an ongoing creative and/or scholarly research agenda in the candidate’s area of professional expertise. A competitive candidate will have experience in higher education that demonstrates commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Familiarity with state music education program accreditation practices is preferred. The appointee will have a vision—and a plan for realizing that vision—of what a contemporary music education program, situated in a liberal arts education, can become.

To apply, please submit a cover letter addressing your relevant experience, teaching philosophy, and scholarly/creative interests; a C.V.; a one-page statement highlighting your approach to equity and inclusion; and contact information for three references. Candidates will be informed before references are contacted. All materials must be submitted online at careers.bucknell.edu. Questions about the position should be addressed to William Kenny, search committee chair, at kenny@bucknell.edu. Review of applications will begin November 17, 2023, and continue until filled.

Work Type: 
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, tenure-track, exempt faculty position.


Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):
- flexible scheduling options determined by role; 
- medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options
- an outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
- full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods.
- a comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives
- myriad other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card 

To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community.  We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings.  We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.


About Bucknell

Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, primarily undergraduate, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, management, education, and music.

Bucknell University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education are encouraged.

Bucknell is committed to creating a climate that fosters inclusion, growth, and development for a diverse student body, and seeks candidates who are also committed to these goals.

Bucknell is committed to supporting the teacher-scholar model of faculty development. With a student-faculty ratio of about 9:1, small class sizes are a hallmark of the Bucknell educational experience. The university sponsors a range of activities to support the development of its faculty, including a Teaching-Learning Center and generous research support and leave policies.

Bucknell is located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, on the banks of the Susquehanna River. The Lewisburg area offers a combination of outdoor recreation opportunities and small-town amenities. In addition to the cultural and athletic events offered at the University and in town, the region offers strong schools and medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. Bucknell is about three hours from Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

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