Assistant/Associate Professor of Bassoon (Tenure-Track)
University of Illinois
College of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Music
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Music invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Bassoon. This is a tenure-track position to begin August 16, 2023.
Located on the campus of one of the world's leading research universities, the University of Illinois School of Music is a center for creativity and collaboration through performance, research, and education. Historically rich in tradition, the School of Music is a resource for music research of all kinds, and offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees to its nearly 700 students in many different fields of study. Hosting a diverse population of faculty, students, and staff, the School of Music embraces cutting-edge innovation and discovery while providing an array of musical and engagement opportunities within the artistic and educational communities of Urbana and Champaign. Please see www.music.illinois.edu for information regarding the University of Illinois School of Music.
Teach undergraduate and graduate bassoon students in all degree and diploma programs, including weekly lessons for each student, a weekly bassoon studio class, and graduate-level bassoon literature and pedagogy classes; additional teaching responsibilities will be based on the secondary area(s) of expertise. Maintain a professional career as an artist/teacher and/or pursue music research appropriate to a Research I university; pursue an active recruiting program that includes building relationships with universities, national organizations, and schools and private teachers statewide. Work with the Wind, Brass, and Percussion faculty to expand engagement opportunities in Illinois school systems to nurture young performers and assist with School recruiting efforts. Actively participate in all events and programs where the visibility of the University of Illinois faculty can serve as an asset for recruiting and/or student success and morale. Service responsibilities include committee work and other activities that benefit the School and its students. Success in teaching and recruitment, professional creative activity and/or research, and service will be evaluated as part of the tenure process.
All employees of the School of Music are also expected to embrace the following core ideals:
- Demonstrate a commitment to building and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, one that reflects the entire State of Illinois.
- Support the University of Illinois' dedication to being a community of care.
- Demonstrate a commitment to student success and well-being through both teaching excellence and broader mentorship.
- Seek out opportunities for collaboration with colleagues both on and off campus, and both within and across disciplines.
- View recruiting and retention, particularly of members of underserved communities, as fundamental to the position and to the School's success.
- Work as a cooperative member of the School's community and serve as a model of integrity and collegiality.
- Exhibit passion for your work, the School, and the role of music in our society.
- Artist/Teacher with an emerging or established national reputation as a performer and/or pedagogue.
- Successful teaching experience at the university level.
- Knowledge of pathways by which students discover the instrument and demonstrated experience attracting, recruiting, and retaining undergraduate and graduate students, particularly those from underrepresented populations.
- Evidence of clearly defined secondary area(s) of expertise, such as music entrepreneurship, community engagement, pedagogy, musicianship, chamber music, health and wellness, music history, or orchestral repertoire.
- History of engagement with diverse audiences, collaborators, knowledges, and traditions with respect to race, gender, and class.
- History of engagement with works by BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and women composers, including new pieces from living composers.
- Experience performing and/or teaching multiple musical styles, including those other than classical.
- Master's degree in music or commensurate experience.
- Orchestral experience.
- Chamber coaching experience.
- Classroom teaching experience at the university level.
- Demonstrated record of student placement and success.
- Facility with new technologies and platforms for recording, creating, and distributing music.
- Evidence of an innovative research profile that engages with performance.
- Doctoral degree in music.
Application Procedures and Deadline Information
Interested candidates should submit an online application at jobs.illinois.edu. Application materials should include:
- Letter of interest, including a section that provides hyperlinks or URLs for online audio or audio/video files of recent live or recorded performances.
- Curriculum Vitae.
- Diversity and inclusion statement, including relevant experience reaching underserved communities and vision for the social role of music in the 21st century.
- Names and contact information of three references.
To ensure full consideration, application material must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on December 19, 2022. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. Interviews may begin prior to the close of the search, but a hiring decision will not be made until after the close of the search. Please direct any questions to Prof. Jonathan Keeble, Search Committee Chair (email@example.com) or Jennifer Steiling, Sr. Human Resource Associate (firstname.lastname@example.org). For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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