Assistant/Associate Professor of Instrumental Music (Trumpet)

Alabama, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Dec 14, 2020
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Samford University’s Division of Music invites applicants interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for the position of Assistant/Associate  Professor  of  Instrumental  Music  (Trumpet), a 9-month, Tenure-Track position, to begin August 2021.


Qualified candidates will have earned at least a master’s degree in music from an institutionally accredited university and  extensive professional experience.  The successful candidate will have a specialty in trumpet and a secondary strength in music education or commercial music.


The successful candidate will teach applied trumpet to undergraduate and graduate students and develop an outstanding trumpet studio.  A commitment to academic excellence, institutional service, and the ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and colleagues is expected.  The candidate should embrace the mission and vision of Samford University and contribute to the interdisciplinary character of the School of the Arts as showcased by our Catalyst curriculum.  Additional responsibilities will be based upon the candidate’s strengths and university need.  Faculty are expected to engage in nationally recognized creative professional practice and/or other forms of scholarship in the field of twenty-first century music. The candidate should embrace the mission and vision of the School of the Arts and the Division of Music.


Please submit all applications digitally by sending one PDF file that includes: a letter of interest, a complete curriculum vitae, links to performance samples, an Application for Faculty Position and the Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement.

Additionally, please submit three letters of recommendation directly from the recommender. The subject line of the recommendation letters should include: “LAST NAME, FIRST NAME – Instrumental Music (Trumpet).” Recommendation letters should be sent directly to:

Dr. Brian Viliunas, Search Committee Chair

Applicants must complete:



Please submit  in one PDF file: letter of interest, a complete curriculum vitae, links to performance samples, an Application for Faculty Position, and the Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement (except recommendation letters that are sent separately by recommenders as indicated above) to:

Subject: Instrumental Music (Trumpet) Search

For Questions about the position contact:

Dr. Brian Viliunas, Search Committee Chair

School of the Arts, Division of Music

Samford University

Phone: 205-726-2954


Compensation and academic rank are dependent upon academic qualifications and previous academic and practitioner experiences. Applications will be accepted immediately and review of applications will begin January 20, 2021. Applications will be accepted until February 20, 2021. The successful candidate must pass a background check. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, as Samford will not sponsor any employment visas for this position.

Samford University and the School of the Arts embrace diversity in their faculty, students, and staff and encourage applications from those who would add to the diversity of our academic community. 

About Samford University and Birmingham, Alabama

The School of the Arts is a community of artists working together in music, theatre and dance, and visual arts and design. The Division of Music, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1956, offers the following degrees: bachelor of music (performance, music and worship, composition), bachelor of music education (vocal-choral, instrumental), bachelor of arts in music, bachelor of science in music, master of music (church music, piano performance and pedagogy, vocal performance, instrumental performance) and master of music education (vocal-choral, instrumental). For more information, please go to

The vibrant arts scene in metropolitan Birmingham includes the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Chamber Music Society, Opera Birmingham, Alabama Ballet, Birmingham Museum of Art, several theatre companies and numerous choral ensembles. The School of the Arts enjoys partnerships with many of these entities.

Samford University ( is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the University was founded in 1841 and has 425 full time faculty and more than 5,700 students representing 44 states and 30 countries. Samford has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 2nd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting. The University offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package.


Except as specifically exempted by federal law requirements, Samford University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability or age in the administration or application of its educational programs and policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs. Consistent with its Christian mission and organizations, Samford is exempt from the religious provisions of Title VII pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Sections 2000e-1(a) and 2000e-2(e).



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