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Assistant Professor of Trumpet
Eastern Michigan University

Date Posted Nov. 6, 2020
Title Assistant Professor of Trumpet
University Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI, United States
Department School of Music & Dance
Application Deadline Dec. 10, 2020
Position Start Date Aug. 23, 2021
  • Assistant Professor
  • Music - General

Eastern Michigan University School of Music & Dance announces a faculty search for an
Assistant Professor of Trumpet. This is a full-time, tenure-track appointment beginning Fall, 2021.

Duties: Teach applied trumpet to undergraduate and graduate trumpet majors and minors; actively recruit, advise and maintain an outstanding studio of applied trumpet students; additional teaching assignments may include a secondary instrument brass class, and/or other courses dependent upon studio load and the candidate’s experience and expertise; maintain active scholarly/creative activity with a high level of professional visibility at regional and national events; provide service through participation in governance and committees within the School of Music & Dance and the University.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in music is preferred; master’s degree plus 18 hrs. graduate credit, or equivalent professional experience, is required. Applicants will have an established record of excellence as an educator and demonstrate a high level of artistry as a versatile performer. Pedagogical knowledge and/or performance experience should include solo repertoire, concert and chamber ensembles, as well as jazz and commercial styles. Primary consideration will be given to candidates with a successful record of recruitment and teaching applied trumpet at the collegiate level. Candidates should demonstrate experience and/or potential for innovative pedagogy in preparing students to navigate the 21st century musical landscape. In addition, the successful candidate will have excellent leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills, and be committed to working in a collaborative environment.

Applications: Review of applications will begin December 10, 2020. To apply, complete the online application and upload all required documents: letter of application, curriculum vitae, three recent letters of reference and a list of three additional references that include email address and phone contact information. All applications must be made online at Audio/video recordings should not be included at this time, but may be required at a later date. For inquiries and questions, please contact:

Dr. Donald Babcock, Search Committee Chair

  • About EMU: Eastern Michigan University is situated in Ypsilanti, a culturally diverse college town with a hip arts scene and location convenient to all that southeastern Michigan has to offer, including Ann Arbor and Detroit. Founded in 1849 as a small teacher’s college, EMU is a major learning and research institution (Carnegie R-2) for over 17,000 students with a distinct mix of comprehensive academic resources and strong community initiatives. The School of Music & Dance is home to over 60 faculty and lecturers who are dedicated to helping our nearly 300 student majors combine their passion for the arts with the skills, experiences, and mentorship they need to reach their professional goals. Known nationally for its programs in music education and music therapy, the School also offers graduate degrees in performance, composition, conducting, and piano pedagogy. EMU has been an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music for over 50 years. Find out more at

    The School of Music & Dance values diversity and inclusion. We wish to build a culturally diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from women and people of color.

    Eastern Michigan University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, military status, veteran status or other non-merit reasons, in employment, and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Don Babcock
    School of Music & Dance
    Eastern Michigan University
    N101 Alexander Music Building
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197
  • 734.487.6842


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