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Assistant Professor of Horn

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR, USA
Posted on Friday, October 27, 2023

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Type of Position:

Faculty - Tenure/Tenure Track

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Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)

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Institution Name:

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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Department of Music

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Summary of Job Duties:

The Department of Music in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Horn to start in August 2024. This is a standard nine-month faculty appointment.

This tenure-track Assistant Professor position entails primarily teaching and recruiting a horn studio of both undergraduate and graduate students. Regular performance is expected, including with the department’s two wind chamber ensembles, Arkansas Brassworks and the Lyrique Quintette. Additional teaching responsibilities may be assigned depending on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. Building or maintaining an active national or international profile as a performing artist and teacher is expected. Secondary interests and areas of expertise are welcomed, and may contribute to success in fulfilling the University’s research and creative activity goals for promotion and tenure.

The Music Department seeks to contribute substantively to increasing the diversity of the University of Arkansas campus. Candidates may align with this goal through activities that encourage students to identify and cultivate their strengths and interests.

Music faculty are expected to participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

About the Department
The Department of Music inspires the mind and spirit through the pursuit of excellence in creative activity, research, teaching and performance. The multi-disciplinary department hosts year-round performances by students, faculty and guest artists and offers academic and professional training in performance, composition, ethnomusicology and music education, history, theory and business. For more information, please visit

Duties will include:
• 40% Teaching
• 40% Research
• 20% Service


Minimum Qualifications:

With submitted materials, the candidate must demonstrate

  • DMA, or terminal degree, in Music or a related field from an accredited institution of higher education conferred by the date of initial appointment

  • Evidence of college-level horn teaching

  • A record of horn performance at the national or international level

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstration of teaching excellence

  • Experience in interdisciplinary collaborations

  • Demonstrated versatility in chamber music, orchestral music, as a soloist, and/or other diverse performing situations

  • Demonstrated success working with underrepresented communities

  • Demonstrated commitment to outreach and/or service

  • Ability to teach in a secondary music area, such as entrepreneurship, music literature, or music theory

  • Commitment to, or experience in, mentoring students in creative activities and/or research

  • Strong evidence of the ability to be an active, involved, and collegial member of a collaborative faculty team both on campus and in relevant national service organizations

  • Evidence of ability to provide service to the University and the profession

  • Demonstrated evidence of strong interpersonal communication skills

Additional Information:

Salary Information:

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

Benjamin Pierce, search committee chair,

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Completed applications received by 11/24/2023, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

For additional inquiries, please contact the search committee chair, Benjamin Pierce, at

Applicants must submit
• a curriculum vitae,
• a cover letter/letter of application,
• a teaching philosophy statement addressing the prompt: Discuss past, current, or planned future contributions to excellence in teaching, research, and service.
• a list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and phone number) willing to provide letters of recommendation if requested during the application process. Letters of recommendation will be requested only for candidates selected for interviews.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture that embeds inclusion, opportunity, educational excellence and unparalleled access for all.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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