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University of Missouri-Kansas City
UMKC Volker Campus

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Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 43455
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University of Missouri-Kansas City / Conservatory / Music Performance

Job Description

UMKC Conservatory is seeking a qualified Assistant or Associate Professor in Tuba/Euphonium.

In this role, you would teach each undergraduate and graduate applied tuba and euphonium; teach coursework in areas of interest and specialty as needed, including literature, pedagogy, and chamber music; coach Volker Brass graduate fellowship quintet; recruit and retain diverse, high caliber tuba and euphonium students at both the undergraduate and graduate level; maintain a professional profile that reflects the career of a distinguished teacher/performer; contribute to the enhancement of all facets of the Performance Division, including chamber music and large ensembles; collaborate musically and artistically, both within and outside of the university; contribute to the performance, academic, and service environments characteristic of a Conservatory within a university; enrich the cultural environment of the Kansas City metropolitan community; participate actively in the intellectual life of the Conservatory and university by serving on graduate and faculty committees, as well as engaging in other Conservatory activities.

Minimum Qualifications

Successful candidates will have demonstrated successful and innovative experience teaching tuba and euphonium; significant professional experience at the national level as a performer/scholar; demonstrated ability to attract diverse undergraduate and graduate tuba and/or euphonium students; doctoral degree in tuba or euphonium performance, or equivalent professional experience. Successful candidates will have a record of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work.

Full Time/Part Time

This is a full time, ranked, tenure-track eligible, benefit eligible, nine-month faculty appointment. The appointment starts Fall of 2023.

Salary Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Salary is negotiable, competitive, and commensurate with qualifications, experience, and internal equity.

Application Deadline

Review of application materials will begin October 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted through this UMKC recruitment portal. Please complete the application form and upload the following requested materials.

Applicants should combine all application materials: a cover letter that addresses the candidate's qualifications, interest in the position, and curriculum vitae including educational background, previous academic appointments, and artistic credentials into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as the resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Please do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please email [email protected]

Reasonable accommodations may be requested during the application and recruitment process. If you need an accommodation, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323


The UMKC Conservatory is internationally recognized as a center for artistic excellence, innovation and cultural engagement with our communities. The UMKC Conservatory produces about 500 performances each academic year. For more than a century, UMKC Conservatory has been a partner in establishing and contributing to a vibrant cultural arts community. Kansas City’s 18th & Vine District has rich history as a hub of Jazz and Blues and is internationally known for the musicians that have performed in their celebrated venues. The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is renowned world-wide as an acoustical marvel and icon of the Kansas City skyline, hosting international orchestras, operas, entertainers from all genres of music, dance, comedy and more.

On the University of Missouri's designated performing arts campus, the UMKC Conservatory is an educational community that advances creativity, performance, scholarship and learning in the arts. We are a vital partner in Kansas City's rich cultural environment, providing the highest level of professional instruction and an extensive array of performances. As a community, we collaborate to balance tradition and innovation with diversity and unity, as we seek to serve art and humanity.

Excellence, Access and Innovation are guiding principles at the UMKC Conservatory.

For more information about the Conservatory, please visit

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