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Job Offer: Artist-Teacher of Horn:University of Memphis

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Artist-Teacher of Horn


Posting Details

Posting Number: FAE1302
Advertised Title: Artist-Teacher of Horn
Campus Job location: Main Campus (Memphis, TN)
Position Number: 002307
Job Category: Full-Time Faculty
Department: School of Music
Position Summary: The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis seeks an practiced artist-teacher for a tenure-track faculty appointment in horn, to begin August 2022. The School of Music's Brass Area is a highly collaborative, multidimensional area of the Performance Studies Division offering the Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, Artist Diploma and Doctor of Musical Arts degree programs.

Job responsibilities:
   » Teach applied horn at the undergraduate and graduate levels
   » Teach weekly studio classes
   » Promote a studio culture that supports educational diversity, and serve as a mentor for horn students
   » Rehearse, perform and tour with faculty ensembles (Memphis Brass Quintet and Woodwind Quintet)
   » Recruiting and maintaining a studio that meets the needs of the School of Music
   » Additional tasks will include advising doctoral documents and projects, lecture-recitals, and chamber music coachings.
   » A commitment to recruiting, mentoring, and teaching students from diverse musical backgrounds, especially first-generation college students
   » Other tasks may include course assignments commensurate with candidates qualifications or School of Music needs.
   » The prosperous candidate will be expected to contribute to the discipline through engagement in significant professional activities including maintaining regional, national and international visibility in performance, external masterclasses, conference presentations, publications, and services to the school/college/university/community.

The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music enjoys a proud 75-year history of producing prosperous and accomplished music professionals. Anchored in the culturally diverse and musically rich, cosmopolitan city of Memphis, the School's inclusive program is purposely designed to inspire, train, and launch sustainable careers for musicians, scholars, and industry professionals of tomorrow. Instructing over 450 students in 26 degree areas, the School's 70 full and part-time faculty are focused on student success in and outside the classroom. The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music also distinguishes itself as the only doctoral granting institution in the state of Tennessee. The Brass area boasts a slate of full-time, distinguished artist faculty that supervise a robust undergraduate and graduate chamber music program.Students study with performance faculty of international renown that prepare students for the realities of today and the challenges of tomorrow. Alumni enjoy prosperous careers in major orchestras, elite military ensembles, international schools, and universities worldwide Faculty are actively involved in local, national, and international performance careers, providing students real-time, real-world perspective as they begin to navigate their own professional music careers. The School's immersive and forward-thinking curriculum along with broad community partnerships create unrivaled local and global opportunities for students and faculty. With the opening of the new Scheidt Family Music Center in 2022, the School will solidify its place as the most comprehensive school of music in the region. The 82,000 square foot Music Center boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including a 900+ seat concert hall. The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, and is housed in the College of Communication and Fine Arts.

Founded in 1912, the University of Memphis welcomes more than 22,000 students to campus every year. Diversity is one of the University's strengths. Students and faculty come from all over the world to be a part of the UofM practice. As an internationally recognized, urban public research university, UofM provides the highest quality education in one of the world's most musically active communities.

Minimum Position Appropriate qualifications:
   » Master's degree with significant professional practice required. ABD or doctorate preferred.
   » Documented teaching practice at the college level with a proven record of student success preferred.
   » Documented and sustained levels of national or international professional performance practice. We are especially interested in candidates who are accomplished in performing across diverse musical styles and performance traditions.
   » Demonstrated commitment to pedagogy and recruitment
   » A strong interest in and practice with community engagement, music entrepreneurship, music leadership abilities, and/or other nontraditional career models is desirable.
   » The accomplishments of candidates for this position must reflect their commitment to working with an inclusive student population, and their capability to contribute in significant ways to the diversity and collective mission, vision, and operating standards of the School of Music.
Special Conditions:
Posting Date: 09/14/2021
Closing Date: 10/12/2021
Open Until Screening Begins: No
Hiring Range: Competitive and commensurate with practice
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time: Benefits Eligible
Special Instructions to candidates: Candidates should submit an application. Additional items required at time of application include the following:
   » Cover letter
   » Curriculum Vitae
   » A document with links to videos of at least three separate live performances within the past two years
   » A separate document with links to videos of unedited samples of applied teaching (each sample should be between 15 and 20 minutes in length)
   » Complete contact information (address, phone, and email) for three professional references

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Preference will be given to candidates that apply by October 12, 2021. Review of applications may continue until a prosperous candidate is named.

For more information contact:
Dr. David Spencer
Chair, adjunct Professor of Horn Search Committee
Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music

Instructions to Applicant regarding references:
Is this posting for UofM employees only?: No

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
   » Curriculum Vitae
   » Cover Letter
   » Other Document 1
   » Other Document 2
   » References List Optional Documents
   » Teaching Philosophy
   » Unofficial Transcript


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