Job Information

University of Utah Assistant/Associate Professor in Salt Lake City, Utah

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant/Associate Professor

Department 00078 - School of Music

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin July 01, 2022


DUTIES : (1) conduct the University of Utah Wind Ensemble and administer and direct the University concert band program; (2) develop and maintain a national/international reputation as a wind ensemble conductor; (3) teach courses in conducting and music education; (4) coordinate and develop the graduate curriculum for Wind Conducting studies, including DMA and MM conducting and literature courses; (5) recruit instrumental undergraduate and graduate students; (6) in collaboration with applied faculty, music education faculty, and other ensemble directors, coordinate and guide recruitment efforts in the Winds and Percussion Teaching Areas; (7) perform administrative duties and serve on committees as assigned; (8) collaborate effectively with all faculty and administration to advance the mission of the School and the national prominence of the University of Utah and the School of Music.

QUALIFICATIONS : An earned doctorate in music, or an earned master in music with experience equivalent to a doctorate, is required; demonstrated achievement as a wind conductor at the university level including a substantial record of creative and/or scholarly achievement at the national and/or international level; demonstrated successful teaching, program leadership, and student recruiting; demonstrated collaboration with faculty colleagues; and demonstrated support and vision to expand the existing active relationship with public school band programs. The strongest candidates will recognize that music has strong potential for social change through engagement with underrepresented communities, and their work will reflect this. 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.

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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To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.


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

Materials that must be submitted electronically include: The letter of application, including a link to a rehearsal video AND a performance video (university level) demonstrating a variety of musical styles, curriculum vitae, a list of the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of 3 to 5 persons who can provide a reference, 3 confidential letters of recommendation (uploaded directly by recommenders), succinct teaching/conducting philosophy statement, representative concert programs from the last three years, (unofficial) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

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 October 8, 2021 to ensure full consideration. Candidates who proceed to the final level will be required to participate in a routine FBI background check. For more information, or to suggest nominations for this position, contact Dr. Jared Rawlings (

Open Date 09/08/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00734CF

Type Faculty