General Education (Music) lecturer positions

Submitted by tomokok on Fri, 06/01/2018 - 12:33pm


University of Illinois at Chicago

Part-time beginning August 16, 2018



The School of Theater and Music at the University of Illinois at Chicago strives to respond to the interests of the student body across campus as well as meet the needs of its undergraduate students in applied music, jazz studies, and music business.

For the general students at UIC, we offer a set of courses that meet the campus’ General Education requirements. Currently, this includes courses in music appreciation, history of American popular music, history of jazz, music of Latin America, and music theory fundamentals. In addition to our seeking lecturers for these courses indicated, we invite individuals to submit ideas for new music courses for undergraduates enrolled at major urban university. Such proposals may include but are not limited to courses in: history of rock, hip-hop, music of the Indian subcontinent, and music and film.  For a full listing of our current General Education courses, go to


Job Descriptions

The Music Studies Program currently seeks qualified individuals for its Adjunct Lecturer pool. The specific courses involved may vary from semester to semester and openings to teach these courses develop on a periodic basis, depending on department teaching need.

Adjunct Lecturers are non-tenure track members of the faculty with limited term appointments, whose primary role is instructional with no obligations to perform research or service. Adjunct Lecturers who teach a course are compensated at a rate of $5,000 per course, with increases for large section courses greater than 90 students.


Skills & Qualifications: 

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in music or related field, or bachelor’s degree plus 5 years of professional music and teaching experience.


Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in music or equivalent professional experience in the discipline; teaching experience with undergraduate population.


To Apply: 

For fullest consideration for fall 2018, applications must be received by June 29, 2018. However, applications will be accepted throughout the year and appointments made when extra instructors are required to fill vacancies or in emergency situations.

Interested persons should submit the following as a single PDF document: (1) a copy of their resume with a list of 3 professional references (with phone and email), and (2) a cover letter that (a) includes a statement of their guiding beliefs about teaching music courses to the general undergraduate population and (b) indicates the course or courses for which they would like to be considered. Applicants may indicate interest in multiple courses. During the review process preference will be afforded to applicants who also submit a completed syllabus for existing or possible music courses.

Applicants should send their materials to the email address of an online document storage system:  NOTE: Only the pdf attachment will be seen; text written as part of the email will not be received.


The University of Illinois at Chicago is a Carnegie Research 1 university that enrolls over 30,000 students on a 240-acre site one mile west of Chicago’s Loop. The School of Theatre & Music provides innovative, rigorous, and comprehensive academic and performance programs to a highly diverse student body. One of four units in the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts, STM enrolls about 90 undergraduate students in music programs and about 120 undergraduate students in theatre. The faculty consists of performing artists and scholars. There are 25 full-time faculty and about 40 part-time faculty. The School offers coursework leading to a BA in Music, BA in Music Business, BM in Music Performance, BM in Jazz Studies, BFA in Acting, BA in Theatre and Performance, and BA in Theatre Design, Production, and Technology. Music ensembles include choirs, concert bands, jazz ensembles, orchestra, athletic band, chamber groups, jazz combos, among others. For more information, go to

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

The University of Illinois will conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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