Assistant Professor in Guitar (64953)

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 28, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor in Guitar

Position: Full-time, 9 month, tenure accruing faculty position

Date of Expected Hire: August 16, 2021

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The School of Music at the University of Florida invites applicants for an Assistant Professor position in Guitar. We seek an exceptionally accomplished guitarist with national and possible international visibility who will help grow our undergraduate and graduate guitar programs, including the new DMA program.

Duties include teaching guitar studio, coaching guitar ensembles, building and maintaining a guitar ensemble, teaching a course in the UF Quest series, and collaborating with other departments and actively participating in the cultural life at the University of Florida, in addition to serving in committees as appropriate. Additional responsibilities may include participating in School of Music ensembles according to the individual’s areas of strength.

The University of Florida College of the Arts intends to be a transformative community, responding to and generating paradigmatic shifts in the arts and beyond. As artists and scholars, we embrace the complexity of our evolving human experience and seek to empower our students and faculty to shape that experience fearlessly through critical study, creative practice, and provocation. We seek a colleague who identifies as a change-maker. We seek a colleague who will prepare students to access and unsettle centers of power in a radically changing world. We seek a colleague who will position emerging artists and researchers as catalysts for equity on local and global levels.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty, seeking faculty of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

SCHOOL OF MUSIC: Organized within the College of the Arts, the School of Music plays an important role in the academic and cultural life of the University, the College’s Creative Campus initiative and the community. The School has 43 full-time and seven adjunct faculty, serving some 100 graduate and 200 undergraduate music majors. Degree programs include B.A., B.M., M.M., D.M.A., and the Ph.D. in music education, composition, ethnomusicology, and historical musicology. Program emphases include performance, music education, theory, composition, music history and literature, ethnomusicology, conducting, and sacred music. The School of Music is also home to the UF Bands program, which includes “The Pride of the Sunshine” Gator Marching Band. School of Music facilities include the School of Music Building and Steinbrenner Band Hall, among others. The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. For more information, visit .

THE COLLEGE OF THE ARTS: The mission of the College of the Arts is to be a transformative community, responding to and generating paradigmatic shifts in the arts and beyond. We achieve the university’s mission by training professionals and educating students as artists and scholars, while developing their capacities for critical study, creative practice, and provocation. The College offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Approximately 1,700 students are pursuing majors in degrees offered by the College of the Arts under the direction of 130 faculty members in its three accredited schools— the School of Art + Art History, the School of Music and the School of Theatre + Dance, and in the Center for Arts in Medicine, the Digital Worlds Institute and the Center for Arts, Migration and Entrepreneurship. In addition, the college comprises the University Galleries, and the University level of the New World School of the Arts in Miami.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree required
  • Applicant should be an outstanding and active professional guitarist with a strong record of teaching and recruiting at the collegiate level
  • Specialization in classical guitar with ability to teach other repertoires such as Flamenco, Latin, Jazz, etc.
  • Ability to collaborate across disciplines in a Research I university
  • Capacity to participate in shared governance through service to the School, College and University
  • Distinguished record of achievement in the field at a national or international level
  • Evidence of success in promoting an environment that advances diversity, equity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications : The successful candidate will bring to the position:

  • Doctorate preferred
  • Teaching experience of 3 to 5 years beyond graduate assistantship at the university level
  • Evidence of a commitment to innovative and cross-disciplinary curricula
  • Demonstrated aptitude for working toward structural and strategic change, particularly in relationship to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Demonstrated capacity for effective engagement in recruitment
  • Strong organizational, management and communication skills
  • Evidence of success in negotiation and collaboration toward creative and administrative goals

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an applicant pool is established. To ensure full consideration, all application documents must be submitted by November 16, 2020. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

Application Process: Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida’s online application system. Online applications must include the following: (1) a detailed letter of application that explains how you match the particular qualifications of this position and how your work and perspective will contribute to and enhance our transformative community; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) links to research, performance videos (three works in contrasting styles), and teaching samples; and (4) names and contact information of three professional references. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time, including letters of reference.

Nominations and Inquiries may be sent to:
Kenneth Broadway
Chair, Guitar Assistant Professor Search

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call +1 (352) 392- 2477or the Florida Relay System at +1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.