Job Information

University of Utah Assistant Professor - Clarinet Performance in Salt Lake City, Utah

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor

Department 00078 - School of Music

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin July 1, 2022


RANK / SALARY : Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Salary commensurate with candidate’s credentials and experience.

DUTIES : (1) Maintain a record of performances that indicates continuing growth and national/international visibility; (2) recruit and advise undergraduate and graduate clarinet majors; (3) teach studio clarinet, chamber music, wind literature, wind pedagogy, and other possible teaching assignments in support of the needs of the School of Music; (4) perform chamber music in collaboration with University of Utah faculty and/or external artists; (5) supervise undergraduate recitals, graduate recitals, and DMA documents; (6) contribute to the advancement of the Woodwind Area curriculum and the coordination of area instructors; (7) serve on committees, including doctoral supervisory committees; and (8) perform other appropriate college, university, and professional service.

QUALIFICATIONS : (1) Earned terminal degree in clarinet performance or its equivalent in professional experience; (2) demonstrated evidence of successful applied teaching at the university level; (3) artist-level performer, vibrant solo, chamber, or orchestral career; (4) ability to connect with a broad range of students with diverse interests, experiences and backgrounds as evidenced through performance, pedagogy, and related activities. Commercial recordings are desirable. Preferred experience includes standard clarinet performance track record, as well as New Music performance or non-traditional repertoire. Community-based teaching experiences and community engagement activities are desirable.

The strongest candidates will recognize that music has strong potential for social change through engagement with underrepresented communities, and their work will reflect this. We are seeking a resourceful, creative, innovative, and accomplished performer who demonstrates every promise of attaining professional distinction, as defined in our Retention, Promotion, and Tenure guidelines:

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

PROCEDURE : The letter of application, CV, 3 confidential letters of recommendation (uploaded directly by recommenders), a succinct teaching philosophy statement (which should address experiences with and/or strategies for mentoring a diverse student body), and (unofficial) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts must be submitted electronically. Please submit a link ( URL ) to a 30-minute video consisting of recent, unedited solo performances in the cover letter; separate links to individual unedited videos are also acceptable.

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Candidates should complete their on-line application prior to November 15, 2021 to ensure full consideration. Candidates who proceed to the final level will be required to participate in a routine criminal background check and to provide official transcripts.

For more information, or to suggest nominations for this position, please contact Dr. Mark Ely, chair of the search committee, at . Do not send other materials unless requested. Appointment is subject to available funding.

Open Date 09/27/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00748CF

Type Faculty