MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY invites applications for a part-time Adjunct Instructor of Music–Composition. M.M. minimum required. Documented history of professional activity in composition (chamber, solo, orchestral, vocal) and evidence of successful teaching at the collegiate level is essential. Primary teaching responsibilities include an introductory composition class, subsequent composition lessons, and organizing composer’s forum recitals, as needed. The successful candidate will participate in music theory area governance and recruitment.

Millikin University School of Music has been NASM accredited since 1934, with a vibrant community of 50 faculty and 163 students, offering Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance, Music Education, Commercial Music, and Music Business, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. The School of Music’s curriculum embraces the interdisciplinarity of diverse musical and academic experiences. The School of Music is designated as an “All Steinway School.” A Millikin education is characterized by Performance Learning — a unique approach to learning that challenges students to engage with third party stakeholders in the performance of their academic discipline. Students apply their learning to professional experiences both in Decatur and around the world. Millikin University’s mission is to deliver on the promise of education, preparing students for professional success, democratic citizenship in a global environment, and a personal life of meaning and value.

To receive full consideration, please submit 1) letter of application, 2) statement of teaching philosophy, 3) curriculum vitae, 4) names and contact information for three professional references, 5) 2 recent work samples submitted as linked video or audio recordings to  Candidates should be prepared to submit additional materials upon request. 

Review of applications will begin December 12, 2022 and continue until position is filled. Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of background check. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Millikin University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

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