University of Arizona

Position: Assistant Professor of Music - Trumpet (Tenure Track)

Review begins: 2/13/18

The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Music – Trumpet (full-time, tenure-eligible). This appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor.
The successful candidate will also be an established Artist/Teacher who will, in addition to teaching, recruit outstanding undergraduate and graduate trumpet students and maintain an active profile as a performing artist and teacher. The faculty member will also teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. Faculty in our department also participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. Our faculty also help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement and expanding collaborations with community and business partners. The successful candidate will be expected to support the school, the college and the UA in their efforts to advance Inclusive Excellence and the UA diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiative, which was designed to help create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students.
Applicants with secondary interests and areas of expertise are encouraged to apply.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate applied trumpet
  • Conduct weekly studio classes
  • Supervise senior, master’s, and doctoral recitals
  • Mentor graduate students and administer graduate final exams and documents
  • Work closely with Fred Fox School of Music ensemble directors concerning placement and performance of trumpet students within ensembles
  • Work closely with brass faculty regarding brass seminars, recitals, juries, guest artists, etc.
  • Engage in impactful national and international creative activity and scholarship
  • Forge strong relationships with local teachers and prospective students resulting in successful recruitment through service to the profession
  • Additional duties may include performing in the Faculty Brass Quintet, and/or performing in the Faculty Jazz Ensemble, teaching jazz, and being involved with jazz studio class.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in music
  • Documented history of exceptional professional activity in trumpet performance (e.g., chamber music, solo, orchestral, jazz)
  • Evidence of successful teaching
  • Demonstrated ability to attract and retain trumpet students (classical and jazz).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in music
  • Experience performing in a brass quintet
  • Evidence of successful teaching at the university level


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