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University of Wisconsin Colleges


University of Wisconsin-Marathon County


The Department of Music in the University of Wisconsin Colleges invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music at the UW-Marathon County campus to start in the fall of 2012.

Required Qualifications

A Doctorate degree in Music or closely related field is required.  ABD candidates will be considered, provided the doctorate is confirmed by the start of the appointment.  Evidenced teaching and conducting experience are required.

Preferred Qualifications

A record of successful experience teaching college/university level music courses are preferred.  Interest and/or experience in using instructional technology and distance education, teaching in interdisciplinary teams, and/or learning communities or first year seminars is desired.


Teaching 12-15 credits a semester is expected from among the following classes:  Chorus, vocal jazz ensemble, freshman theory, freshman aural skills and sophomore aural skills.  Vocal techniques, jazz history, music literature and appreciation, music theory, aural skills, or other general education fine arts courses can be selected to fulfill the teaching load in accordance with the candidate’s expertise and flexibility.  Instrumental specialty in place of vocal techniques may be considered.  Participation in theatre productions as needed is expected.   This is a tenure track position and requires teaching excellence, continuing professional development, a high level of visibility in the greater Wausau community and institutional and community service. Recruitment of high school students and community involvement is a significant aspect of this position as well.

The University of Wisconsin Colleges

The UW Colleges is the third largest institution in the University of Wisconsin System and has been experiencing record increasing enrollments.  The Colleges are comprised of 13 campuses located throughout Wisconsin and provide freshman/sophomore, liberal arts, transfer instruction and baccalaureate degree offerings on-campus in collaboration with other UW institutions.

The campus and community

The UW-Marathon campus is located in Wausau, in north-central Wisconsin at the gateway to the Great Northwoods and the wonderful recreational opportunities these afford. Wausau is a city with a small town feel.  The recently constructed University of Wisconsin Center for Civic Engagement on our campus houses a 350 seat proscenium theater featuring state of the art acoustics along with new instruments. This facility provides incoming music faculty new opportunities to build upon an already strong program within the community’s thriving arts scene. Along with the Grand Theatre in downtown Wausau which brings in national touring companies including musical theatre and a variety of other musical performances, the community is also home to the well-established Wausau Conservatory of Music and two schools of ballet. In the summer, weekly concerts bring large crowds to the downtown square and park. The visual arts are supported by a Center for Visual Arts, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, and the annual Artrageous Festival. The downtown has remained vibrant, and has numerous restaurants and a lively social scene. The campus, with its Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service and a strong and innovative theatre program, is well connected to the community The town also has immediate access to rivers, lakes, bike trails, and downhill skiing.


$43,000 (9 month academic year)

Summer and winterim sessions may occasionally offer additional opportunities for compensation. An outstanding benefits package is included with the appointment; details can be found at www.uwsa.edu/hr/benefits.


Required application materials are: a letter of interest, current vita, unofficial transcripts, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address) of at least three references and must be submitted electronically to the faculty.positions@uwc.edu.  Student evaluations of teaching may also be submitted if available. ABD candidates should also provide evidence of the advanced status of their dissertation.

For assured consideration, all required application materials must be received by December 31, 2011.

This position will remain posted until filled.  If requested, confidentiality of an application can be maintained until an applicant is deemed a finalist in the search.

Questions may be addressed to:

UW Colleges Department of Music chair, Craig W. Hurst, Ph.D.

craig.hurst@uwc.edu, 262-521-5447


UW-Marathon County Campus Executive Officer and Dean, Keith Montgomery Ph.D.: keith.montgomery@uwc.edu, 715-261-6223

Other Information

The University of Wisconsin Colleges is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to diversity and inclusiveness among its employees and in its programs, and actively seeks and encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.  It is our policy to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment.

A criminal background check will be conducted for finalist candidates.