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Assistant Professor In Trumpet

Posting Details

The University of Utah, an AA/EO employer, encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees.The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong or demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Department 00078 - School of Music
Track Tenure Track
New Position to Begin July 1, 2017

Duties Include: (1) Teach applied studio trumpet, undergraduate high-brass methods class to music-education students, (2) team teach graduate brass literature and graduate brass pedagogy classes, (3) supervise graduate brass students. (4) Additional teaching assignments may be made based on the strengths of the successful candidate. (5) A critical responsibility is the successful recruitment and retention of outstanding undergraduate and graduate trumpet students. (6) Establish/maintain a regional and national reputation for excellence as a performer and pedagogue. (7) Service assignments at the School of Music and University levels are a standard part of all tenure-track positions.

Qualifications: Doctorate in trumpet performance or commensurate professional experience. University-level teaching experience is required. The qualified candidate has a demonstrated record of successful student recruitment. Significant performance experience and a reputation of excellence as a performer are required. Activity in the International Trumpet Guild is a desired qualification.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with prior URS service may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

Special Instructions for Candidates

A letter of application, CV (including a list of courses previously and currently taught and a list of five to six references with contact information), unofficial academic transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation that must be submitted online. Applications must be submitted online. Do not send additional materials at this time. Audio and video recordings, sample syllabi, or additional supporting materials, such as publications, may be requested later. Candidates must submit their materials online before October 31, 2016 in order to ensure full consideration. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates who proceed to the final level of the search must provide official transcripts of all academic work and will be required to participate in a routine FBI background check. Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Scott Hagen, Search Committee Chair:

Open Date 09/02/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Requisition Number PRN00056CF
Type Faculty

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  2. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission