The Department of Music in the College of Arts and Communication at
the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a tenure-track
Assistant Professor in the area of Trombone beginning August,
The selected candidate will teach applied trombone (classical and
jazz), direct the trombone ensemble, teach Brass Instrument
Techniques (low brass portion) and perform with the Whitewater
Brass Quintet. Additional courses may include World of the Arts (an
interdisciplinary arts course), Survey of American Jazz, Jazz
Composition and Arranging, and coaching a jazz ensemble. The
selected candidate will participate in departmental activities,
with particular emphasis on recruiting and outreach. Other duties
are possible according to the qualifications of the successful
candidate. The selected candidate will also be expected to
participate in service activities and embrace the principles of
inclusion and belonging as a university community member.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Earned doctorate; ABD considered.
- Accomplished performer with broad performing experience.
- Successful studio teacher with a strong background in trombone
literature and pedagogy.
- Prior successful college or university teaching experience,
including both studio and classroom work, is preferred.
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching with an emphasis on
promoting the success of undergraduate students.
- Evidence of potential for distinguished performance, creative
work, and/or scholarship.
- Commitment to serving as an active member of the university
- ABD candidates may apply but must have their degree completed
by the contract start date in August 2024; if not, they will be
hired on a one-year contract with the understanding that their
degree will be completed before January, 2025 in advance of their
first scheduled review.
- Willingness and ability to be an active participant in
following applicable safety rules and regulations including
necessary training drills.
- Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse
socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
- The primary professional responsibilities of this faculty
member are to teach applied trombone, recruit and maintain a
quality trombone studio, teach Brass Instrument Techniques (low
brass portion) and perform with the faculty brass quintet.
- Other responsibilities may include teaching World of the Arts
(an interdisciplinary arts course).
- Additional courses may include: Survey of American Jazz, Jazz
Composition and Arranging, and coaching a jazz ensemble.
- Participate in departmental activities, with particular
emphasis on recruiting and outreach.
- The position requires working closely with other faculty and
staff to promote positive relationships with regional high school
and community college music programs.
- In addition, this position will be expected to participate in
advising students; engaging in active peer-reviewed
creative/scholarly activities; participation in department,
college, university, and system-wide service; maintaining office
hours; and working collaboratively and productively with
- Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent
teaching; a record of peer-reviewed creative/scholarly activity in
the discipline; strong leadership contributions to school, college
and university committees and to external professional
organizations that serve the broader discipline's communities.
- Faculty at UW-W may be required to teach online and/or in a
hybrid format, or evening courses.
- Faculty may also elect to teach New Student Seminar or
University Learning Communities, or participate in other programs
geared toward improving student success.
The UW-Whitewater Music Department is a community of faculty and
students dedicated to the study and performance of music. Our 32
full-or part-time faculty are active performers and scholars united
by a commitment to high-quality teaching. With 140 majors, 60
minors and many participating students from across campus, we have
a full slate of performance ensembles and courses of study. The
Department offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees
with emphases in Music Education, Performance, and
Theory/Composition; Certificates in Accompanying, Conducting, Jazz,
Theory, and History; and a Minor in Music. We have a special
mission toward music education and a long track record of student
winners of the Richard A Gaarder Award, which is given to the top
music education student in the state. Students are passionate about
learning their craft and work towards the highest standards of
scholarship and performance. The Music Department annually reaches
thousands of people through its student and faculty concerts, which
are presented in both our department’s Light Recital Hall and in
the Young Auditorium, and through its service and outreach to the
broader music education community in southeastern Wisconsin. The
Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of
Schools of Music.
The College of Arts and Communication is comprised of Music,
Theatre/Dance, MAGD, Communication, and Art and Design. The mission
of the College of Arts and Communication is to cultivate and
inspire creativity, diversity, expression, inquiry and integrity
through embodied education in the fine performing and communicative
arts and professions. We offer rigorous programs in music, theatre,
dance, and the visual arts; internships, pre-professional
opportunities in journalism, advertising, and applied
communication, and innovative interdisciplinary studies. ( www.uww.edu/coac
UW-Whitewater is a thriving public university located in
southeastern Wisconsin. It leads the way in providing world-class,
affordable higher education programs to more students than
neighboring regional comprehensives in the University of Wisconsin
System. A collaborative team of 1,300 faculty and staff are devoted
to the success of the university's 11,000 students at its main and
Rock County campuses. The team provides high-impact practices and
academic programs - online and in person - from associate to
doctoral levels. Recognized nationally for affordability,
inclusion, and career development, UWW has approximately one-third
first-generation students and boasts strength in many areas,
especially business and education. The campus and community embrace
the Warhawk Family spirit, supporting the university's arts and
nationally recognized NCAA Division-III level championship
athletics. As a proud institution of access, more than 10 percent
of undergraduate students use the acclaimed Center for Students
with Disabilities - a priority mission since the 1970s.
UW-Whitewater's campuses are located centrally near Milwaukee,
Madison, and Chicago, offering easy access to the cultural and
commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas. Near both
Lake Geneva and the Wisconsin Dells, the area attracts numerous
visitors from across the country. Whitewater is a vibrant college
community near the Kettle Moraine State Forest offering area
residents seasonal outdoor enjoyment. The nearby Rock County campus
is located in Janesville, a town of 60,000 located on the Rock
River and known as Wisconsin's Park Place.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity
and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages
applications from women, people of color, persons with
disabilities, and veterans.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus
University of Wisconsin System ( https://www.wisconsin.edu
Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate
in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In
response to a public records request, the University will not
reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in
writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate
will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).
Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System
Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative
Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal
background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal
background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.
All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they
have been found to have engaged in, are currently under
investigation for, or left employment during an active
investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or
sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks,
these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees
be active participants in following applicable safety rules and
regulations including necessary training and drills.
For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime
statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr
. If you
would like a paper copy of the report please contact the
UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Well-qualified candidates can expect a starting annual salary of
UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn
more about the UW System’s comprehensive benefit package, review
the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure
TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION:
Applications received by November 6, 2023
are ensured full
consideration. Applications received after that date may be given
consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most
qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next
step of the selection process.
If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are
unable to complete the application online due to a disability or
system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1024 or email@example.com
For questions regarding this position, please contact:
Dr. Cristina Ballatori
Search Committee Chair
application packages will be considered. This
includes online submission of the following documents:
This Job ID is 20176.
- Cover letter/letter of interest
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- Curriculum Vita
- A PDF document that includes links to recent live
- Names and contact information for three professional references
(letters of recommendation may be solicited at a later time)
- Copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be
required if offered the position)
- Following initial review of the applicant pool, semi-finalists
may be asked to submit a video demonstrating excellence in
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