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Assistant/Associate Professor of Clarinet Performance - School of Music, Dance and Theatre

School of Music, Dance and Theatre


The ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre seeks an innovative artist-teacher of clarinet who will participate in our effort to reimagine what arts education means in the 21st century. This appointment will be full-time tenure-track at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, DOE, beginning in Fall 2023.  This position will be on the Tempe, Arizona campus.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and will be committed to educating outstanding performing musicians, teachers, music therapists, and scholars. Additional teaching duties will include clarinet-related courses such as repertoire, pedagogy and chamber music ensembles. The candidate will pursue a continued performing career and contribute to the musical life of the School of Music, Dance and Theatre. Further responsibilities include recruiting a diverse cohort of clarinet students regionally, nationally and internationally, mentoring and assisting students towards their professional goals, and working effectively with faculty colleagues and administration in service to satisfy and advance the school’s mission. 

About ASU

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city.

About the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the country, located within a dynamic research university focused on transformative change. Built on a unique combination of disciplines, the Herberger Institute comprises the Schools of Art; Arts, Media and Engineering; Music, Dance and Theatre; The Design School; The Sidney Poitier New American Film School, and the ASU Art Museum. The Herberger Institute is committed to redefining the 21st-century design and arts school through developing and scaling ideas that strengthen the role of designers and artists across all areas of society and culture, increasing the capacity of artists to make a difference in their communities. 

About the ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre

The School of Music, Dance and Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University is widely recognized for preparing artists, scholars, visionaries and entrepreneurs to become creative leaders who transform society through their art. Our internationally recognized faculty artists, scholars and guest artists are motivating and compassionate mentors who work with students to cultivate excellence and personal growth. Our nationally recognized programs feature a comprehensive range of degrees plus minors and certificates and more than 600 concerts, events, performances, productions and recitals each year. Located in the culturally rich Southwest in one of the most vibrant, expanding urban centers, our programs afford students access to a diverse environment and engagement in Phoenix’s flourishing arts community. Above all, we value the creativity, personal experience and voice each student brings to the school. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated excellence as a clarinet performer.
  • Doctoral degree in clarinet performance; a graduate degree is required for international candidates.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching applied clarinet at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Record of national creative activity and scholarship.
  • Record of clinical and/or empirical research on physical aspects of clarinet playing. 
  • Success recruiting and attracting students, and developing a clarinet studio program.
  • Evidence of national service in professional organizations.

Desired Qualifications (the successful candidate will demonstrate one or more of the following): 

  • International recognition in creative activity and scholarship.
  • Demonstrated expertise teaching and/or developing courses in clarinet pedagogy and clarinet repertoire.
  • Commitment to, and record of, development of new repertoire for the clarinet through commissions, premieres and recordings.
  • Demonstrated expertise coaching woodwind chamber music and directing clarinet choir;
  • Ability to teach courses on woodwind physiology and/or ultrasonographic study of woodwind articulation.
  • Record of successful grant writing and/or funded research applications.
  • Sustained record of engagement with the community.
  • The ability to work and collaborate across artistic disciplines, with people outside the arts, across campus, and in the community, including interdisciplinary creative activity within and outside of the arts. 
  • Demonstrated efficacy in developing/delivering online courses, teaching in a hybrid format or development of websites and/or online course resources.
  • Secondary area of expertise or knowledge such as music education, research methods, grant writing, or music production. 
  • Experience in teaching in or interacting with secondary school and community college music programs. 

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is October 6, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

Instructions to Apply:

Please submit the following materials as separate items:

  1. A letter of interest addressing how the candidate uniquely meets the qualifications for the position, in particular: work experience, creative activity (i.e. performance) and/or research, innovative teaching, and service.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Names and contact information of at least three references.
  4. We will contact selected candidates for additional materials.

All applications must be submitted electronically via http://apply.interfolio.com/127154

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