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Assistant Professor of Music Technology and Composition

Closes: Open Until Filled College of Liberal Arts & SciencesDepartment of Music

The Eastern Illinois University Department of Music invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Music Technology and Composition. This appointment will begin in August 2023.

Rank: Assistant Professor

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching music technology courses, teaching and maintaining the EIU electronic music studio, teaching applied composition and composition courses, leading weekly studio class, recruiting composition and music technology students, and provide leadership in the Bachelor of Arts in Audio Recording Technology program. Other duties may include upper-level music theory (including orchestration and analysis).

Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with 4 or more years of teaching undergraduates, 2 years teaching graduate students.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For best consideration apply by November 14, 2022.

Application: Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for five professional references, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for application), link to a video of a 15-20-minute recent teaching demonstration, one link to a recording of a composition, and an additional artifact demonstrating creative activity or scholarship in music technology. Electronic submission of materials is required. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

Applications will be submitted via Interfolio at  For questions regarding this search, please contact Dr. Stefan Eckert, Search Committee Chair, at

Starting Date: August 16, 2023

The University & Community: Eastern Illinois University takes pride in creating a warm, welcoming environment for all faculty, staff and students. Established in 1895, EIU boasts a rich tradition of preparing students for their personal and professional goals. A traditional regional residential institution, EIU offers a superior education at a relatively low cost while consistently earning high rankings and distinctions for its affordability, academic program quality, career placement rates, campus safety, online degree options, student support, and sustainability initiatives. EIU focuses on individualized attention and superior student relationships, and has earned recognition as the highest-ranking independent public regional university in Illinois and a place among the Midwest’s top public regional universities according to U.S. News and World Report. EIU hosts more than 175 student organizations on campus, and offers a variety of cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and active research opportunities for its students to enjoy and to thrive. EIU has become recognized for providing the resources of a large institution while creating the kinds of individual relationships that support student and alumni success.

Eastern Illinois University is located in Charleston, Illinois – a comfortable and safe east central town within a two-to three-hour drive of three major metropolitan areas -- Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. 

Diversity and Inclusion: Eastern Illinois University is committed to fostering a learning community where all members feel welcomed and valued. The university provides equality of opportunity in all areas of campus life and we strive to recognize and appreciate the unique value of our students, faculty, and staff. Every member of campus has the right to learn and work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment, and beyond that, our goal is for all members of our community to develop a strong sense of belonging to Eastern Illinois University.

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.

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