Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Lecturer

The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications and nominations for the position of Visiting Lecturer of Music Education in the Department of Music. The department enjoys endowments and private scholarship funds of approximately $1.5 million, annual university performance scholarships of $800,000, a visiting artist series, and full NASM accreditation. Many performances are presented in the state-of-the-art, 1200-seat, Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall.

The department serves 220 majors and minors, and offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees: BA, BM (Music Education, Composition, Performance), MM (Music Education, Performance, Conducting, Theory). The faculty is composed of 32 full-time and 12 adjunct members, most of whom have national and international reputations.

Responsibilities & Qualifications: The position’s responsibilities include teaching Education as a Profession, graduate music education courses, and supervising secondary instrumental and elementary student teachers. Depending upon the candidate’s qualifications, additional responsibilities may include Instrumental Methods in Music Education and/or Elementary Methods in Music Education. Qualifications include the Ph.D. in music education (ABD will be considered for appointment), and significant experience in K-12 music education.

The University: Recently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best master’s universities in the South, the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) has an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students. UCA offers 81 undergraduate and 42 graduate certificate and degree programs, including doctoral programs in four disciplines. The student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in scholarly and creative activities. The campus is widely acclaimed for its beauty.

The Community: UCA is located in Conway, a thriving city of almost 60,000, situated in Central Arkansas, 30 miles northwest of Little Rock. Conway is also the home of a number of major industries, two liberal arts colleges, a public school system ranked among the state’s best, and strong K-12 private schools. Residents have easy access to the Ouachita and Ozark National Forests and pristine wild areas near the Buffalo National River. Real estate is moderately priced and taxes are relatively low.

Application: Candidates should submit electronically: letter of application, current resume, names and contact information for at least three references to:

Chair, Music Education Search

Department of Music

University of Central Arkansas

201 Donaghey Avenue

Conway, AR 72035-5003

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration application materials should be received by April 24th, 2014. This appointment begins August 15, 2014.


The University of Central Arkansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.