Adjunct Instructor College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University

The Music Department of the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University (CSB/SJU) invites applications for a part time adjunct instructor position with specialization in Low Brass (trombone, bass trombone, euphonium, and tuba) to begin in August 2017. Primary responsibilities will include applied studio instruction in low brass performance. Candidates will work collaboratively with the applied brass faculty and directors of instrumental ensembles, as well as be active in recruiting.  Depending on the candidate’s areas of interest and expertise, other potential assignments may include coaching brass chamber music ensembles and/or jazz combos, and performing in the faculty chamber ensemble, PASTICHE.
The College of Saint Benedict, a college for women, and Saint John’s University, a college for men, are two liberal arts colleges located four miles apart in Central Minnesota just outside metropolitan Saint Cloud and 70 miles from Minneapolis.  The students of these two colleges share in one common education, as well as coeducational social, cultural and spiritual programs.  All academic departments are joint, and classes are offered throughout the day on both campuses. Both are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition, which emphasize quality teaching and a commitment to intercultural learning.  For further information, visit
M.M. in music is required; D.M.A. or other appropriate terminal degree preferred.  Preference will be given to candidates with substantial professional performance and education experience in both the classical and jazz mediums.  A commitment to the liberal arts and an appreciation for the small college learning environment is essential.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications are accepted online at Applicants will complete an application form. Required material include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy statement, unofficial transcript, (official transcript required for interview), evidence of teaching effectiveness and three letters of recommendation.
A pre-employment background check will be conducted on semi-finalist prior to an on-campus interview.
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION:  You will be asked to list a minimum of 3 reference names and contact information.  If you use a placement service, you will need to contact them to request the email address to list.  The system will send an email to your letter writer or placement service requesting a letter of recommendation for you.

If you require special accommodations to participate in the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University hiring process, please contact us at (320) 363-5500 or

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
For more information, contact:
Justin T. Zanchuk, D.A. (A.B.D.)
Director of Bands
Instructor of Music (Brass)
(320) 363-5924
Women, individuals of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers.