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Assistant/Associate Professor of Guitar
Arizona State University

  • Oct. 12, 2017
  • Assistant/Associate Professor of Guitar
  • School of Music
  • Arizona State University
    Tempe, AZ
    United States
  • Dec. 1, 2017
  • Aug. 15, 2018
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Performance Studies
    Music - Classical
    Music - General
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Assistant/Associate Professor of Guitar – School of Music
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University

The School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks an exceptional artist/teacher of classical guitar for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the assistant or associate professor level beginning fall 2018.

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the nation, is a vibrant example of the of the New American University philosophy. With nearly 5,000 students, more than 400 faculty and faculty associates, 135 degree options and a tradition of top-ranked programs, the Herberger Institute is built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program in the nation. The institute includes the School of Art, School of Arts, Media and Engineering, The Design School, School of Film, Dance and Theatre, School of Music, and the ASU Art Museum. Through recognizing that design and the arts are critical resources for transforming society and solving complex problems, ASU’s Herberger Institute is committed to positioning artists, scholars, designers, and educators at the center of public life.

Located in one of the most expansive metropolitan centers in the United States and situated in the Sonoran desert, the ASU School of Music supports a broad range of inquiry. Programs within the School of Music lead to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music with an optional concentration in Music and Culture; Bachelor of Music (BM) with concentrations in music performance, jazz studies, music theatre, music education, music theory and composition, music therapy as well as two minors in music studies and music performance; Master of Arts (MA) in Music with concentrations in ethnomusicology or music history and literature; and Master of Music (MM) in composition, conducting, music education, music performance, performance pedagogy and music therapy. In addition, the school offers a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in composition, conducting and performance and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with a concentration in music education or musicology, as well as a graduate certificate in theory pedagogy. With one of the largest comprehensive music programs in a public research university in the United States, the ASU School of Music plays a prominent role within the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and is located on the ASU Tempe campus.

The successful candidate is expected to pursue a continued performing career and contribute to the musical life of the School of Music. In addition, the candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and will be committed to educating outstanding performing musicians, teachers, music therapists, and scholars. Further responsibilities will include recruiting high-quality students regionally, nationally and internationally, mentoring and assisting students in developing their professional goals and working effectively with faculty colleagues and administration in service to satisfy and advance the mission of the ASU School of Music. Other duties will include teaching guitar-related courses such as repertoire, pedagogy and guitar ensemble. We seek an innovative individual who will participate in our effort to reimagine what arts education means in the 21st century.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated excellence as a classical guitar performer
  • Doctoral degree in guitar performance or commensurate experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching applied guitar at the collegiate level
  • Record of national creative activity (performance) and/or scholarship

Desired Qualifications (the successful candidate will demonstrate one or more of the following):

  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity and inclusion in teaching and recruitment, creative activity and/or service
  • Familiarity with a variety of musical styles in performance and/or teaching (contemporary music, flamenco, popular music, Latin and South American music, etc.)
  • National/international recognition in creative activity (performance) and/or scholarship
  • Demonstrated expertise and interest in guitar pedagogy, guitar repertoire and guitar ensemble
  • The ability to work and collaborate across artistic disciplines, with people outside the arts, across campus, and in the community

Instructions to Apply: Please submit a letter of interest addressing how the candidate uniquely meets the qualifications for the position, in particular: work experience, creative activity (i.e. performance) and/or research, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and innovative teaching. Include curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three references, and a link to recordings of the candidate’s recent performances (at least one video required). Video and/or audio samples must be submitted via links to media sharing websites (ex. YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, etc.).
All applications must be submitted electronically via

Application Deadline: The application deadline is December 1, 2017; if not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.

  • ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

    Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. See ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement at See ASU’s Title IX policy at

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  • School of Music Search Committee
    School of Music
    Arizona State University
    50 E Gammage Pkwy, E185
    Tempe, AZ 85287-0405
  • 480-965-2819


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