Open Position at The University of Akron

The School of Music at The University of Akron invites applications for a one-year, non-tenure-track Visiting Assistant Professor of Trombone for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Duties will include, but are not limited to, teaching and recruiting undergraduate and graduate trombone students, weekly trombone studio classes, coaching chamber ensembles, and performing with the faculty brass quintet.  Other duties may be assigned commensurate with the candidate’s strength and background and according to School of Music needs. Serving on graduate MM committees, participation in faculty meetings, committees and other service appropriate to a full-time faculty member is expected. Candidate will be expected to maintain an active and visible performance and outreach schedule.

Date of Appointment:
A 9-month salary will be offered beginning fall semester, August 2018.

Required Qualifications:
Master of Music.  Candidates will provide evidence of successful college teaching and recruitment.
The successful candidate will demonstrate significant artistic achievement and experience as a soloist and chamber musician.

Preferred Qualifications:
Creative/scholarly accomplishments could include regional, national and/or international performances, recordings, master classes, presentations at music educator forums, publications, and leadership in professional music organizations. DMA degree or significant professional experience in lieu of the degree.

Application Procedures:
Interested candidates should apply online at and upload the following materials in PDF format:  cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy, list of five references; and 2 recent recorded examples which demonstrate the candidate’s skill as a solo performer as well as 2 recent recorded examples which demonstrate the candidate’s skill as a chamber performer. Include a PDF of links to streaming recordings – Unlisted YouTube, password protected Vimeo (list password on PDF) or SoundCloud, etc.

Evaluation of applicants will begin two weeks after this posting and continue until the position is filled. For questions, contact Dr. Ann Usher, Interim Director of the School of Music & Fine Arts Associate Dean, Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences.  Contact information for technical support is available on the application website.

School of Music
The UA School of Music is part of the Fine Arts Division of Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences and has a long history of excellence in performance and teaching. The School offers a comprehensive music program to approximately 250 majors at the bachelors and masters level and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. More information can be found at