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Job Summary: Furman University invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position as artist/teacher of trumpet at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2022. Salary is to be determined by the experience and qualifications of the candidate. Furman University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all facets of university life, and strives to create an anti-racist community through excellence in teaching, mentorship, and programming. Numerous initiatives and programs are underway or planned to promote these ideals, including: historic projects, dialogue initiatives, the Center for Inclusive Communities, and a recently approved major in Africana Studies.
QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate should have an earned doctorate in music or demonstrated professional equivalency, evidence of excellence in teaching and success in student recruiting, and a record of significant professional activity. The successful candidate will have the ability to work with historically underrepresented students, including students of color, and be committed to assisting the university in its continuing efforts to become a model of inclusive excellence.
Teach applied trumpet. The successful candidate will be an outstanding, active performer, with demonstrated skills in both classical and jazz performance, and will be expected to perform regularly both on and off campus as a soloist and collaborator. Other duties would be based on qualifications and departmental needs, with a strong preference for the ability to coach chamber music, and/or teach world music or music theory. The successful candidate will also contribute to all facets of the Department of Music including student advising, supervising undergraduate research, and committee service within the context of an undergraduate liberal arts college.
APPLICATION: To apply, please visit jobs.furman.edu, create an account, and submit the following documents as a single PDF in the order listed below:
Letter of application
A statement of teaching philosophy (one to two pages)
A statement explaining how the candidate might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion among its core values (one to two pages)
A document that contains links to audio/video of recent performances as well as a video teaching demonstration, not to exceed 30 minutes of performing and 30 minutes of teaching
Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required of final candidates)
Contact information, including email address for at least three references (References may be contacted at a later stage of the search and only with the candidate's approval)
Review of applications will begin March 14, 2022. For more information, please contact Matt Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Music at Furman University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Furman enjoys a reputation as one of the most academically challenging institutions in the country; the Department of Music is considered among its peers to be one of the premier undergraduate music departments. Its faculty - comprised of approximately 19 full time and 21 part-time performing artists and scholars - and its staff and administrative personnel, are committed to providing a stimulating and creative educational environment for its approximately 150 music majors and 100 non- major participants.
Education Requirements: Masters (Required)
Job Posting End Date (if date is blank, posting is open ended):
Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.
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Furman University is a selective private liberal arts and sciences college committed to helping students develop intellectually, personally, and interpersonally and providing the practical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly-changing world. Furman professors are exceptional teacher-scholars who mentor undergraduate students within a campus community that values and encourages diverse ideas and perspectives.