University of Utah Assistant Professor 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, 2020
DUTIES :(1) Maintain a record of performances that indicates continuing growth and national/international visibility; (2) perform chamber music in collaboration with University of Utah faculty and/or external artists; (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) supervise undergraduate recitals, graduate recitals, and DMA documents; (5) recruit and advise undergraduate and graduate clarinet majors; (6) contribute to the advancement of the Woodwind Area curriculum and the coordination of instructors teaching Woodwind instruments; (7) serve on committees, including doctoral supervisory committees; and (8) perform other appropriate college, university, and professional service. The School of Music seeks to create a diverse and inclusive, rigorous and responsible environment that reaches across disciplines to foster highly adaptive creators and thinkers.
QUALIFICATIONS :(1) Earned doctorate in Clarinet Performance or its equivalent in professional experience; (2) demonstrated evidence of successful applied teaching at the university level; (3) an artist-level performer, vibrant solo, chamber, or orchestral career. Commercial recordings are desirable. Preferred experience includes standard clarinet performance track record, as well as New Music performance or non-traditional repertoire. The strongest candidates will recognize that music has a strong potential for social change and community engagement and their work will reflect this. Experience in community-engaged teaching will be valued in the successful candidate. 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: https://music.utah.edu/faculty/resources.php
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. 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. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
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
The letter of application, CV (including the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of 3 to 5 persons who can provide references), 3 confidential letters of recommendation (uploaded directly by recommenders), a succinct teaching philosophy statement (which may include strategies for mentoring a diverse student body), and (unofficial) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts must be submitted electronically. In the cover letter please submit a link ( URL ) to a 30-minute video consisting of recent, unedited solo performances; 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 January 6, 2020 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. Donn Schaefer, chair of the search committee, at email@example.com. Do not send other materials unless requested. Appointment is subject to available funding.
Open Date 10/28/2019
Open Until Filled Yes
Requisition Number PRN00514CF