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Assistant Professor of Trombone
University of Memphis

Date Posted Sep. 1, 2022
Title Assistant Professor of Trombone
University University of Memphis
Memphis, TN, United States
Department School of Music
Application Deadline Nov. 1, 2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Music - General
Position Summary
The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis seeks an experienced artist-teacher for a tenure-track faculty appointment in trombone, to begin August 2023. 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.

● Teach applied trombone at the undergraduate and graduate levels
● Teach weekly studio classes
● Promote a studio culture that supports educational diversity, and serve as a mentor for trombone students
● Rehearse, perform and tour with faculty ensembles (Memphis Brass Quintet and possibly the Faculty Jazz Players)
● Recruiting and maintaining a studio that meets the needs of the School of Music
● Additional duties 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 duties may include course assignments commensurate with candidates’ qualifications or School of Music needs.
● The successful 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.
Minimum Classification Qualifications
To be defined
Minimum Position Qualifications
● Master’s degree with significant professional experience required. ABD or doctorate preferred.
● Documented teaching experience at the college level with a proven record of student success preferred.
● Documented and sustained levels of national or international professional performance experience. 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 experience with community engagement, music entrepreneurship, music leadership, 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 ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and collective mission, vision, and operating standards of the School of Music.
Special Conditions
The School of Music: The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music enjoys a proud 75-year history of producing successful 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 oversee a robust undergraduate and graduate chamber music program. Students study with performance faculty of international renown that prepares students for the realities of today and the challenges of tomorrow. Alumni enjoy successful 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 with real-time, real-world perspectives 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 has solidified 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. .

The University: 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 experience. As an internationally recognized, urban public research university, UofM provides the highest quality education in one of the world’s most musically active communities.
Reports To  
Positions Supervised  
Posting Date 08/29/2022
Closing Date  
Open Until Screening Begins No
Hiring Range Competitive and commensurate with experience
Special Instructions to Applicants
Candidates should submit an application. Additional items required at the time of application include the following:
● Cover letter
● Curriculum Vitae
● A document with links to at least three unedited videos of live performances within the past two years
● A separate document with links to unedited video 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 November 1st, 2022. Review of applications may continue until a successful candidate is named.
For further information contact:
Dr. Bill Shaltis
Chair, Assistant Professor of Horn Search Committee
Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music

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Contact Information

  • Brennah Hutchison
    School of Music
    University of Memphis
    Memphis, TN


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