Posting Number FAE1302
Advertised Title Artist-Teacher of Horn
Campus Location Main Campus (Memphis, TN)
Position Number 002307
Category Full-Time Faculty
Department School of Music
The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis seeks an
experienced artist-teacher for a tenure-track faculty appointment in horn, to
begin August 2022. The School of Music's Brass Area is a highly collaborative,
multidimensional area of the Performance Studies Division offering the
Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, Artist Diploma and Doctor of Musical Arts
Teach applied horn at the undergraduate and graduate levels
Teach weekly studio classes
Promote a studio culture that supports educational diversity, and serve as
a mentor for horn students
Rehearse, perform and tour with faculty ensembles (Memphis Brass Quintet
and Woodwind Quintet)
Recruiting and maintaining a studio that meets the needs of the School of
Additional duties will include advising doctoral documents and projects,
lecture-recitals, and chamber music coachings.
A commitment to recruiting, mentoring, and teaching students from diverse
musical backgrounds, especially first-generation college students
Other duties may include course assignments commensurate with candidates
qualifications or School of Music needs.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the discipline
through engagement in significant professional activities including
maintaining regional, national and international visibility in
performance, external masterclasses, conference presentations,
publications, and services to the school/college/university/community.
The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music enjoys a proud 75-year history of
producing successful and accomplished music professionals. Anchored in the
culturally diverse and musically rich, cosmopolitan city of Memphis, the
School's inclusive program is purposely designed to inspire, train, and launch
sustainable careers for musicians, scholars, and industry professionals of
tomorrow. Instructing over 450 students in 26 degree areas, the School's 70
full and part-time faculty are focused on student success in and outside the
classroom. The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music also distinguishes itself as
the only doctoral granting institution in the state of Tennessee. The Brass
area boasts a slate of full-time, distinguished artist faculty that oversee a
robust undergraduate and graduate chamber music program.Students study with
performance faculty of international renown that prepare students for the
realities of today and the challenges of tomorrow. Alumni enjoy successful
careers in major orchestras, elite military ensembles, international schools,
and universities worldwide Faculty are actively involved in local, national,
and international performance careers, providing students real-time, real-
world perspective as they begin to navigate their own professional music
careers. The School's immersive and forward-thinking curriculum along with
broad community partnerships create unrivaled local and global opportunities
for students and faculty. With the opening of the new Scheidt Family Music
Center in 2022, the School will solidify its place as the most comprehensive
school of music in the region. The 82,000 square foot Music Center boasts
state-of-the-art facilities, including a 900+ seat concert hall. The Rudi E.
Scheidt School of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of
Schools of Music, and is housed in the College of Communication and Fine Arts.
Founded in 1912, the University of Memphis welcomes more than 22,000 students
to campus every year. Diversity is one of the University's strengths. Students
and faculty come from all over the world to be a part of the UofM experience.
As an internationally recognized, urban public research university, UofM
provides the highest quality education in one of the world's most musically
Minimum Position Qualifications
Master's degree with significant professional experience required. ABD or
Documented teaching experience at the college level with a proven record
of student success preferred.
Documented and sustained levels of national or international professional
performance experience. We are especially interested in candidates who are
accomplished in performing across diverse musical styles and performance
Demonstrated commitment to pedagogy and recruitment
A strong interest in and experience with community engagement, music
entrepreneurship, music leadership, and/or other nontraditional career
models is desirable.
The accomplishments of candidates for this position must reflect their
commitment to working with an inclusive student population, and their
ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and collective
mission, vision, and operating standards of the School of Music.
Posting Date 09/14/2021
Closing Date 10/12/2021
Open Until Screening Begins No
Hiring Range Competitive and commensurate with experience
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time: Benefits Eligible
Special Instructions to Applicants
Candidates should submit an application. Additional items required at time of
application include the following:
A document with links to videos of at least three separate live
performances within the past two years
A separate document with links to videos of unedited samples of applied
teaching (each sample should be between 15 and 20 minutes in length)
Complete contact information (address, phone, and email) for three
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Preference will be given to candidates that apply by October 12, 2021. Review
of applications may continue until a successful candidate is named.
For further information contact:
Dr. David Spencer
Chair, Assistant Professor of Horn Search Committee
Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music
Instructions to Applicant regarding references
Is this posting for UofM employees only? No
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
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