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Music and Theatre Arts: Assistant Professor of Clarinet

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 6, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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POSITION: The Department of Music and Theatre Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in clarinet at the rank of assistant professor to begin in the fall of 2022.  The Department seeks an active performer who is committed to teaching excellence and to maintaining a vital undergraduate program.  This appointment carries an initial two-year probationary appointment beginning with the 2022-23 academic year, August 22, 2022. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate in applied clarinet.  (ABD applicants may be considered but must complete the terminal degree by March 20, 2023.)  Demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship/creativity activity. Previous college teaching experience will be considered an asset. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Serve as instructor of applied clarinet (75% of load), which includes recruiting prospective clarinet students, as well as chamber ensembles, woodwind techniques, and course(s) in the Liberal Education Core.  Based on candidate’s interest and collaborative initiatives, as well as department needs, other courses and responsibilities are possible.  Participate in research and creative activities; provide academic advising to students as assigned; engage in service to the Department, the University, and profession. 

DEPARTMENT: The Department of Music and Theatre Arts serves over 400 majors and minors supported by approximately 30 full-time and 11 part-time faculty and 7 staff.  UW-Eau Claire has a large and respected Instrumental Program, with three concert bands, one of the largest marching bands in the country, four jazz bands, two orchestras, and an active chamber music program.  The Department is highly regarded in the state and region and enriches the Eau Claire community while providing outstanding academic opportunities.  Faculty are active solo and collaborative performers and are dedicated to innovative teaching.  Academic programs include the BM degree in performance and composition; the BME degree in instrumental and choral music education; the BA and BS degrees in music and musical theatre.  All degree programs are fully accredited by NASM.  Applicants are encouraged to peruse the Department’s website at and the Pablo Center’s website

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Music and Theatre Arts: Assistant Professor of Clarinet position (Job ID # 17532) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial undergraduate and graduate school transcripts
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (no more than one page)
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Links to uploaded high-quality recordings of recent performances of at least three contrasting pieces

Please direct requests for additional information to:

Karen Larson, Department ADA;

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 15, 2021.  However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is  limited, the   University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime.  Visit Campus Security and Fire Report  ( .  Also visit our Campus Security Authority policy (

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing

diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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