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assistant professor of music horn

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The University of Arizona

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TitleAssistant Professor of Music - Horn

DepartmentSchool of Music (3503)

Medical Sub-Speciality

LocationMain Campus

Position Summary

The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Music - Horn (full-time, tenure-eligible). This appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor; successful promotion to Associate Professor with tenure will result in being named the Fred Fox Endowed Chair for French Horn Studies.

The successful candidate will also be an established Artist/Teacher who will, in addition to teaching, recruit outstanding undergraduate and graduate horn students and maintain an active profile as a performing artist and teacher. The faculty member will also teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. Faculty in our department also participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. Our faculty also help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement and expanding collaborations with community and business partners. The successful candidate will be expected to support the school, the college and the UA in their efforts to advance Inclusive Excellence and the UA diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiative, which was designed to help create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students.

Applicants with secondary interests and areas of expertise are encouraged to apply.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

- Teach undergraduate and graduate applied horn, chamber music (including coaching the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet and Fred Fox Graduate Brass Quintet), and pedagogy

- Conduct weekly studio classes

- Supervise senior, masters, and doctoral recitals

- Mentor graduate students and administer graduate final exams and documents

- Work closely with Fred Fox School of Music ensemble directors concerning placement and performance of horn students within ensembles

- Work closely with brass faculty regarding brass seminars, recitals, juries, guest artists, etc.

- Engage in impactful national and international creative activity and scholarship

- Forge strong relationships with local teachers and prospective students resulting in successful recruitment through service to the profession

- Rehearse weekly and perform with the Arizona Faculty Wind Quintet

- Additional duties may include performing in the Faculty Brass Quintet

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Minimum Qualifications

- Masters degree in music

- Documented history of exceptional professional activity in horn performance (e.g., chamber music, solo, orchestral)

- Evidence of successful teaching

- Demonstrated ability to attract and retain horn students.

Preferred Qualifications

- Doctoral degree in music

- Experience performing in Woodwind Quintet

- Evidence of successful teaching at the university level

RankAssistant Professor

Tenure InformationTenure-Eligible (TE)



Full Time/Part TimeFull Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week40

Benefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits

Posted Rate of Pay$53,000 Annually

Job CategoryFaculty

Type of criminal background check required:Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting NumberF21193

Number of VacanciesOne

Desired Start Date08/13/2018

Position End Date (if temporary)

Limited to Current UA EmployeesNo

Contact Information for Candidates

Moises Paiewonsky, Chair, Horn Search Committee


Open Date12/01/2017

Close Date

Open Until FilledYes

Review Begins On12/11/2017

Special Instructions Summary

The following documents must be electronically uploaded with your application:

- Letter of application

- Curriculum Vitae

- Contact information for three professional references

- A document with web/media links to selected, recent, representative performances.

- A video of teaching examples may be requested at a later date.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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The University of Arizona is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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The University of Arizona (UA) is a place without limits—where teaching, research, service, and innovation merge to improve lives in Arizona and beyond. We aren't afraid to ask bigger questions, to get better answers. Established in 1885, the University of Arizona, the state's super land-grant university with two medical schools, produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $606 million in research investment each year, and ranking 20th among all public universities. The UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships, and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.Establishing Arizona's first university in the middle of the Sonoran Desert was a bold move. But our founders were fearless, and we have never lost that spirit. To this day, we're revolutionizing the fields of space sciences, optics, biosciences, medicine, arts and humanities, business, technology transfer, and many others. Since it was founded, the UA has grown to cover more than 380 acres in central Tucson, a rich breeding ground for discovery. Where else in the world can you find an astronomical observatory mirror lab under a football stadium? An entire ecosystem under a glass dome? Who else is bringing back samples from asteroids? Visit our campus just once, and you'll quickly understand why the UA is a university unlike any other.

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