Assistant Professor/Associate Professor

Denton, TX
Dec 14, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

System Identification Number:

Posting Origination:

Jazz Studies (134330)

College of Music

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor

Job Summary/Basic Function:
TEACHING: Applied instruction in jazz trumpet with an emphasis on lead trumpet playing will form the core of the teaching assignment. In addition to the applied instruction, the initial appointment will include one or more of the following duties: teach courses in improvisation; teach courses in the pedagogy of improvisation; direct a Jazz Lab Band; coach jazz small groups; teach courses in jazz history. Also required: recruit, retain, and mentor a stellar cohort of undergraduate and graduate lead trumpeters; and other duties as assigned by the Division of Jazz Studies or the College of Music.

RESEARCH/CREATIVE ACTIVITIES: Maintain a national and international profile as a professional jazz performer, with emphasis on lead trumpet playing, in important professional venues; present at major state, national, and international conferences related to jazz performance and jazz pedagogy.

SERVICE: Serve on Division, College, and University committees; serve in professional organizations supporting jazz and/or commercial music; support the recruiting activities of the College; other duties as assigned by the College of Music or the Division of Jazz Studies.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Minimum Qualifications:
An earned master's degree in trumpet or jazz studies; evidence of excellence as a performer and teacher; evidence of effective student recruiting and retention; evidence of collegiality. In exceptional cases, professional experience may be accepted in place of an earned master's degree.

Preferred Qualifications:
An earned doctorate in trumpet or jazz studies; evidence of excellence at a national or international level as a concert and recording artist; evidence of collaboration with industry leaders in jazz performance; successful college teaching experience; evidence of successful student mentoring.

Area of Specialty:
Jazz Trumpet, Lead Trumpet Emphasis

Position Type:

Tenure Status:
Tenure Track

Appointment Basis:
9 Months

Pay Frequency:

Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
No Response

Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed

Review of Applications Begins:

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Contact the search chair at [email protected] to arrange the submission of representative audio and video recordings, which may be submitted in the form of links or files.


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