Southeast Missouri State University

Position: Assistant Professor - Tenure Track  Applied Trumpet

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Teach undergraduate courses in applied trumpet study
  • Perform in classical and jazz styles; other duties may be assigned with needs of the department
  • Participate in course and curriculum development
  • Recruit and retain trumpet students
  • Maintain active research and scholarly activity
  • Advise and mentor undergraduate students
  • Serve as a liaison and resources to public school music teachers in region
  • Serve on university, college, and department level committees

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned D.M.A, Ph.D., or D.A. in Trumpet Performance. Secondary areas of emphases may include Jazz/Commercial Studies, Music Technology, Sound Design/Recording Engineering, Music Business, or Music Theory within a Doctoral or Master's degree (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university.)
  • Demonstrated evidence of visionary leadership in developing an innovative applied trumpet studio
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit and retain trumpet students
  • Demonstrated ability to develop curriculum in applied trumpet studies, high brass techniques, and a secondary area as identified above
  • Demonstrated evidence of exemplary trumpet performance ability in classical and jazz/commercial styles
  • Demonstrated experience incorporating appropriate technologies (1:1 devices, audio, audio-visual, web-based), in courses
  • Demonstrated peer-reviewed research or creative activity
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to participation in professional organizations and mentoring students through such organizations
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities

As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion.


Application Deadline: The position is available August 1, 2018, and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 15, 2018.

Required Information: To apply, submit the following items online by clicking on the position you wish to apply for at the below link, then click on the APPLY button at the top of the page:

  • Letter of interest addressing all position required qualifications
  • Current curriculum vita
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
  • Name and contact information of three current references
  • Online Link to personal or other websites demonstrating quality work as a professional performer on trumpet

Departmental Information: Information regarding the Department of Music can be found at


University Facts: Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with seven colleges and schools, 11,500 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100. Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 71,000. Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.

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