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Assistant Professor of Trombone

Stetson University
Deland, Florida
Salary is competitive
Posted Date
Nov 7, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Trombone Tenure-track

Stetson University School of Music

The Stetson University School of Music seeks a collaborative, energetic and vibrant artist/teacher of trombone at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The successful candidate will have a proven record of performance excellence, outstanding musicianship, effective teaching experience at the university level or commensurate professional experience, and demonstrated success at recruiting, retaining, and mentoring trombone students from diverse backgrounds. The ideal candidate will be a passionate musician with national performance experience, a successful record of recruitment, and poised to broaden their performance and teaching expertise internationally. We are especially interested in candidates who have a strong commitment to all aspects of diversity in our learning-centered community. A master’s degree is required and a doctoral degree in performance or ABD status is highly desired; however, significant professional performing and teaching experience may be acceptable in lieu of the doctoral degree.

The position involves teaching undergraduate trombone students (majors and minors) and conducting weekly studio classes; additional teaching responsibilities may be assigned according to the candidate’s strengths in a secondary area and/or the needs of the school including but not limited to brass area courses. This position requires a consistent and active artistic professional profile in both teaching and performance. Essential responsibilities include collaboration with other wind, brass, and percussion faculty members, as well as band, orchestra, and jazz ensemble directors. Further responsibilities include academic advising, mentoring and assisting students in developing professional goals beyond Stetson, and providing service to the university community. For more information on our expectations in teaching, scholarship/creative activity, our tenure policies, and our support for faculty development, please see the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs website:

Stetson’s School of Music ( is an exclusively undergraduate program known for its excellence, depth, and long-standing reputation for the quality of its education. The school offers BM, BME, and BA degrees, with majors in performance, music education, music theory, composition, and outside-field areas. A faculty of 45 serves approximately 225 music majors. The school has its own dean and holds full membership in the National Association of Schools of Music. Recent graduates of the School of Music are found on the stages of the world’s great opera houses (including the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, and Covent Garden). They hold leadership positions in major symphony orchestras, they are faculty members of the most prestigious colleges and universities throughout the nation, and they gain admission to distinguished graduate programs in the United States and Europe. The School of Music is proud of the consistent placement of its graduates in public school music education programs in Florida and throughout the nation.

Founded in 1883, Stetson University ( is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s faculty works with nearly 4,000 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 2,600 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1954, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves approximately 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. Graduate programs offered include Business, Accounting, Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Creative Writing. Florida’s oldest private institution of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning and promotes civic values of personal and social responsibility. Working closely with faculty and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future—locally, nationally, and globally.

DeLand is a picturesque residential community of 32,000 located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.

SALARY:  Salary is competitive.

STARTING DATE:  August 10, 2023 

Qualified candidates should submit applications via email to Please attach a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy (500 words max.), a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation as PDF files. The Search Committee requests that the candidate include in the cover a statement related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, emphasizing skills and experiences that demonstrate mentoring and engagement with underrepresented student populations. Candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate both a commitment to and leadership in the education of undergraduate students.

Please direct inquiries and nominations to Dr. Lynn Musco, Search Committee Chair, at:

Additional materials will be requested at a later stage, including a live video recording of teaching and solo performances, as well as recent concert programs. Initial screening of materials will begin on December 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research, and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.

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