Instructor/Assistant Professor of Bass FY22

Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
May 19, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


The University of Minnesota Duluth Department of Music is seeking an experienced teacher and performer for a full-time term Instructor/Assistant Professor of Bass/or other Wind Instruments, preference will be given to Double Bass. Starting date of the position is August 23, 2021.  Duties of this position are to teach applied bass or an applied instrument in the area of expertise, to a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate music majors, music minors and non-majors; build and maintain a strong applied studio; teach ensembles and courses in the jazz area, string techniques and chamber music. Other teaching assignments may include teaching graduate courses as appropriate to the candidate’s background and experience or the department’s needs. Service to the department is also expected which includes performing with the Faculty String and Faculty Jazz ensembles as well as assisting with departmental events such as the Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival and string honor events.

The University of Minnesota Duluth is a state supported public institution. Approximately 11,000 students are currently enrolled in a community of 85,000. The website can be found at

Required Qualifications: Essential qualifications for this position at the Instructor level include: a Master’s degree in music; successful experience teaching in an applied studio and other music courses at the collegiate level; a record of success in developing an applied studio; recognition and accomplishment as a jazz and classical performer; record of success working collaboratively with faculty colleagues; and a proven ability to support the University’s commitment to equity and diversity.

Preferred Qualifications: The preferred qualifications at the Assistant Professor level include a completed Doctorate in Music; two years successful experience teaching applied bass, jazz/techniques courses, and directing ensembles (jazz and classical) at the collegiate level; recognition and accomplishment as a jazz and classical bass performer at the national level.

Applications must be submitted online.  For a complete position description and information on how to apply online, visit and search for job opening 340667.

Complete applications must include:

1) Letter of application

2) Current curriculum vitae/resume

3) Contact information of a minimum of three professional references

4) Unofficial transcript of the highest degree received (official transcripts will be required at time of interview)

5) Statement of teaching philosophy

6) Statement of diversity

7) Links to on-line recordings representative of jazz and solo classical performances

The cover letter and CV/resume will be attached during the application process. First, submit the application, log out, log back in and then return to the “My Activities” page to attach the additional documents.   Review of complete applications will begin on 6/21/21, and continue until the position is filled.

Please send any inquiries to:

Mark Whitlock, Bass Search Chair

1201 Ordean Court

212 Humanities

Duluth, MN  55812

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Veterans and individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the University of Minnesota Access Consultant at 612-624-3316.

If you have started receiving retirement annuity payments from the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) or Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) your eligibility for this position may be impacted. Please contact OHR Benefits at 1-800-756-2363 for more information.

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Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.