Assistant Professor of Trombone

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 002275
Working Title Assistant Professor of Trombone
Classification Title 9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty
College Col of Arts & Architecture (Col)
Department Music
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 9
Primary Purpose of Department

The Department of Music is a community of nationally recognized artists, scholars, and pedagogues who are committed to preparing students of diverse backgrounds and interests for healthy, productive, and successful lives as musical advocates and professionals. We leverage our location within both a major research university and a vibrant cultural metropolis to provide intellectual and artistic leadership through excellence in teaching, scholarly and creative activity, and service.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Trombone, to begin on August 15, 2018. The primary responsibility is to teach trombone to undergraduate music majors. Candidates who can make additional pedagogical contributions to one or more of our degree concentrations in composition, jazz studies, liberal arts, music education, and performance are particularly encouraged to apply. Faculty members are also expected to actively participate in student recruitment and provide service to the campus, community, and profession.

Minimum Experience/Education

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

Candidates must hold an appropriate doctoral degree (ABD will be considered). Previous success in recruiting and teaching trombone at the collegiate level is preferred. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to developing a studio of undergraduates, including a diverse population of first-generation students, within the context of an urban research university. Candidates should have a record of performance and/or scholarship that effectively illustrates promise for significant professional contributions. Applicants whose work incorporates a commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications


Special Notes to Applicants

Please upload the following documents with your electronic submission:

1) Letter of interest
2) Curriculum vitae
3) Contact information for five references (postal and email addresses, as well as telephone numbers).

In the letter of interest, candidates must include a link to 15 minutes of video or audio of recent live performances that reflect their artistry and stylistic range. Teaching videos and academic transcripts may be requested at a later date.

Additionally, applicants must have three current letters of recommendation, referenced specifically to this position, sent to:
Assistant Professor of Trombone Search Committee
Department of Music
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28223

The review of applications will begin November 1, 2017, and will remain open until suitable candidates are identified. Any questions or individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process should be referred to Lisa Newman, Office Manager, at

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.

Job Open Date 09/28/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Review of Applications will Begin 11/01/2017
Proposed Hire Date 08/15/2018
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date
Contact Information

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. Where did you learn about this posting?

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents