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Assistant Professor of Flute

University of the Pacific
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 17, 2024

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Assistant Professor of Flute

Primary Purpose and Essential Functions:
The Conservatory of Music at the University of the Pacific announces a full-time tenure-track appointment for Assistant Professor of Flute. We are seeking a dynamic and innovative teacher/performer whose background, professional performing accomplishments, and pedagogy will attract and retain students to the wide variety of program offerings at Pacific's Conservatory. Excellent applied lesson teaching is the primary responsibility and is expected to constitute roughly 2/3rds of the teaching duties in early years. The additional 3rd of the early years teaching duties will be based upon the qualifications of the selected candidate. Audio and/or video recordings may be requested at a later date.

The University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, how socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socioeconomic status, etc., impede or propel students, faculty, and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • An earned MM in Music or the professional equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • College level experience highly desirable.
  • A steadfast commitment to inclusion and equity as a foundational strength in music and education.
  • Proven expertise as an innovative performer and teacher, conversant with contemporary music, and skilled in a range of canonical and contemporary flute pedagogies.
  • An ability to attract, develop and mentor forward-thinking student musicians at levels appropriate to their major.
  • Potential for increasingly national reach as a flute performer and collaborator in professional and educational settings.
  • Being a part of a highly motivated and invested faculty that puts student learning at the forefront of the university’s mission.
  • Performing and pedagogical experience with a range of musics that include, but are not limited to canonical works. Applications from candidates with skills in contemporary and vernacular musics, including improvisational and electro-acoustic musics are welcomed especially.
  • Proven evidence of the ability to attract, retain, and inspire diverse students across
  • multiple areas of interest.
  • An ability to develop, mentor, and teach forward-thinking and relevant 21st century musicians at a level appropriate to their major.
  • Demonstrated ability as a performer and collaborator as an ensemble musician in varied settings, as a soloist, and in other performance and/or educational settings.
  • Experience in developing multi-faceted and entrepreneurial musical concepts that can be delivered through studio teaching, performance, and/or in class settings.
  • Being a part of a highly motivated and invested faculty that puts student learning at the forefront of the university’s mission.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those thatmust be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Frequent sitting and computer use. Occasional walking, standing, bending, kneeling and use of phone. Occasional lifting up to 25 lbs.
Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment with use of computer and phone. Work performed during standard business hours between 8AM and 5PM. Occasional overtime required to meet critical business deadlines. May require some nights and weekends

Special Instructions:
Cover letter, curriculum vita, links to videos of candidate, ideally in teaching andperformance settings, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of reference which include statements supporting the candidate’s fit for the position; and contact information for two additional references whom may be contacted by the search committee. Review of applications starts immediately and will continue until position is filled.

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

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