Artist Teacher of Horn

Illinois State University, Normal
Salary based upon qualifications and experience.
Sep 18, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Artist Teacher of Horn, full-time, nine-month, tenure-track

Teach undergraduate and graduate applied horn; teach horn pedagogy and literature; and coach chamber ensembles. In addition, the successful candidate will rehearse and perform with faculty ensembles as assigned, serve on selected committees, perform as a soloist both on- and off-campus, and may be assigned other duties based on individual strengths and the needs of the School of Music. The active recruitment and retention of horn students to develop and maintain an applied studio of distinction is an essential role of this position.

Successful teaching experience at the collegiate level is required. A doctorate in horn performance or closely related field is required to achieve tenure, although professional equivalency may be considered. A positive, demonstrable record of recruitment and retention at the collegiate level is highly desirable. Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law.

Rank, Salary, and Benefits:
Assistant or Associate Professor. Salary based upon qualifications and experience. Benefits include retirement, health, dental, and eye-care insurance.

Employment Start Date:
August 16, 2018



To ensure full consideration, please complete an online faculty application, and attach a formal letter of application, a current CV, and a list of at least three references with contact information to posting number 0709857 at no later than November 1, 2017. In addition, submit 3 (three) audio examples of your playing in .mp3 format only, representing a variety of stylistic periods. The audio examples, plus three confidential letters of recommendation, must be submitted electronically to no later than November 1, 2017. Once on the SendTo site, you will be asked for your name (Last Name, First Name), organization (Horn Search), and email address (your preferred email address). All materials must be in .pdf or .mp3 format. No other formats will be accepted. Each document submitted should be titled with the candidate’s last name first, followed by first initial, dash, and then title of the document (ex:  DoeJ-ConcertoNo1.mp3). Additional materials may be requested from applicants at a later date.


The School of Music:
The School of Music prides itself in the individualized attention it provides to students majoring in liberal arts, music business, music education, music composition, music therapy, music performance, collaborative piano, and graduate conducting.

The School of Music, one of three schools within the College of Fine Arts, has an enrollment of 400 music majors: 330 undergraduate and 70 graduate students. The School of Music has 43 full-time faculty and 50 graduate assistants.

Illinois State University:
Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. Illinois State is a co-educational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study with almost 21,000 students. Our 34 academic departments in six colleges offer 63 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study.

Illinois State works as a diverse community of scholars, educators, and staff to support our commitment to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. We promote the highest academic standards in our teaching, scholarship, public service, and the connections we build among them. We devote all of our resources and energies to creating the most supportive and productive community possible to serve the citizens of Illinois and beyond.

The Community:
Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 125,000 and conveniently located approximately two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis. The community is home to GROWMARK, Illinois Farm Bureau, State Farm Insurance International Headquarters, Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, and Heartland Community College. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and educational attainment, parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime.