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Assistant Term Professor

George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 8, 2024

Department: College of Visual and Performing Arts

Classification: 9-month Instructional Faculty

Job Category: Instructional Faculty

Job Type: Full-Time

Work Schedule: Full-time (1.0 FTE, 40 hrs/wk)

Location: Fairfax, VA

Telework Friendly: No

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience

Criminal Background Check: Yes

About the Department:

The School of Music's mission is to enable every student to find his or her best musical voice; prepare each to fulfill society's need for artistic and innovative musicians, scholars, music educators, and ambassadors for the arts; and graduate each with hope, confidence, and distinction.

About the Position:

The George Mason University, Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music seeks a Director of Brass artist faculty member beginning Fall 2024.

This is a full-time assistant/associate term (non-tenure track) applied artist-faculty position with appropriate salary and benefits.

  • Applied teaching of graduate and undergraduate music majors within the Dewberry School of Music on one’s major instrument (horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, or tuba);
  • Recruitment and retention of brass students of one’s primary instrument discipline and coordination and administration of Brass area events (i.e. annual Brass Day, brass studio events, etc.);
  • Recruitment of brass students across all areas of the school, including students within the areas of Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, Jazz “Big Bands” and Combos, “Green Machine” Pep Band, and various Brass Chamber ensembles; and
  • Additional teaching responsibilities include rotating topics of Brass Instrumental methods courses for music education students, brass pedagogy and literature, coaching, coordinating, and conducting small and large brass chamber music, and working collaboratively to support the Mason large ensembles.
Required Qualifications:
  • Terminal degree in music required;
  • Distinguished record of teaching and artistry at the local and national level, including a demonstrated record of success creating and sustaining a successful performance career;
  • Commitment to recruitment and developing relationships with music educators at the local, state and national level;
  • Demonstrated success in working with colleagues and students from diverse backgrounds;
  • Demonstrated success with teaching at the college level;
  • Demonstrated success with engaging the music community, recruiting, and developing exceptional programs; and
  • Established reputation as a professional artist with a documented portfolio of live performances and recordings.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated success with teaching in the contexts of a liberal arts university;
  • Demonstrated appreciation for a wide spectrum of brass music performance including classical, jazz, and contemporary/popular musical styles;
  • Evidence of leadership and mentorship of adjunct applied professors in the brass area; and
  • Ability to guide research for brass doctoral students.
Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants must apply for the Assistant Term Professor at ; complete and submit the online application; and provide a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy including brass area and studio instruction, a recruitment strategy for the brass and area and individual studio, links to a sampling of recent performances within the last three years (20 minutes), and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Posting Open Date: January 8, 2024

For Full Consideration, Apply by: January 31, 2024

Open Until Filled?: Yes

Mason Ad Statement

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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