Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 19, 2020
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

Requisition Number: F00163P: Performing Arts

Job Description:
School: Weber State University
Department: School of Music, Department of Performing Arts
Location: Ogden, Utah

The Department of Performing Arts at Weber State University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in music, starting in July 2021, with a generous full benefits package including medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement, tuition benefits, and wellness program with paid incentives.

Demonstrated excellence in directing wind and percussion ensembles; outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills; excellence in brass pedagogy; and ability to foster a positive learning environment for college and pre-college wind and percussion students.

The successful candidate will continue to pursue scholarly-creative activity, serve as a recruiter for the Department of Performing Arts and will work closely with the Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Music Programs.

Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor, with a generous full benefits package

Job Duties:
• Direct the Symphonic Band, the Wildcat Marching Band (in the Fall) and the Pep Band (in the Spring)
• Teach Brass Methods and other classes/applied lessons as determined by expertise and departmental need
• Engage in the normal duties of a full-time faculty member that encompasses collaboration and committee membership.

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree with an emphasis in Music
• Experience directing a large ensemble
• Experience directing a marching band
• Experience teaching basic brass methods

Preferred Qualifications:
• Documented success teaching at the college level
• Minimum of 2 years teaching at the college level
• Candidates with a specialization in Low Brass or French Horn preferred, but all candidates will be considered
• Demonstrated success in recruiting Wind and Percussion Students
• Accomplished artist-level performer on a wind instrument
• Evidence of successful collaborative projects
• Doctorate degree with an emphasis in Music

Background Check? Yes

Benefits Summary:
WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays.

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Open Date: 11/18/2020
Close Date: 1/15/2021
Open Until Filled: No

Notes to Applicants:
Interested candidates should apply and complete the online application to submit and upload the application letter, resume or curriculum vita, official transcripts for highest degree obtained, and contact information (phone number and emails) of at least three references. Questions regarding the search should be sent to: Dr. Dan Jonas, Search Committee Chair, Weber State University at

Please Note: Teaching demonstration videos, conducting videos, videos of solo performance, and transcripts will be requested AFTER the pre-screening stage of the application materials. Do not send these until requested.

Applications must be received by January 15, 2021.

Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.

The nationally recognized music program at Weber State University is an All-Steinway School and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The music faculty members are a distinguished group of nationally and internationally celebrated artist performers, music educators, musicologists, conductors, and composers. The School of Music offers the Bachelor of Arts Degree Program as well as the Bachelor of Music in the areas of Music Education, Keyboard Pedagogy, String Pedagogy, Vocal Pedagogy, and Music Education and Performance.

Weber State University is a comprehensive higher education institution well known for its superb quality of undergraduate teaching with an enrollment of over 25,000 students. Founded in 1889, the University is located in Ogden, Utah, 30 miles north of Salt Lake City on the western slopes of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. The area offers a wide variety of cultural, educational, and year-round cultural and outdoor recreation activities and programs. Additional information concerning Weber State University is available at

Physical Activity of this position: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction., Operate, activate, use, prepare, inspect, place, detect, or position. , Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. , Feeling. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. , Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance.

Physical Requirements of this position: Light work. Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Use of arm and/or leg controls exerting forces greater than that for sedentary work.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Required to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; using a computer terminal; extensive reading.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside. , The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level.

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