The University of Manitoba
Desautels Faculty of Music
Posting Number 31748

Job Description

The Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in jazz trumpet performance. The successful candidate will also hold the Babs Asper Chair in Jazz Performance. The appointment will begin on 1 July 2022 or as soon thereafter as possible.


The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate jazz trumpet students, concomitant masterclass and jazz ensemble coaching, and undergraduate jazz history courses. Other courses may be assigned depending upon the successful candidate’s secondary expertise. Further, the successful candidate will maintain an active research and/or creative work program; and engage in a range of institutional, professional, and community service.


The ideal candidate will hold, at minimum, a master’s degree in music. Commensurate professional experience may also be considered. He/she/they will have outstanding record as a jazz performer and demonstrated success in teaching and inspiring jazz students at the post-secondary level.


Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Additional Information

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community. We particularly welcome applications from Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual, and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Application Materials 

Please send a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and at least two samples of recent performances and any other relevant research and/or creative work. Lastly, please arrange for three (3) confidential letters of reference to be sent under separate cover to:

Dr. Edward Jurkowski, Dean

Chair, Babs Asper Chair in Jazz Performance Search Committee

Desautels Faculty of Music

University of Manitoba

150 Dafoe Road

Winnipeg, Manitoba


R3T 2N2

Email: Position Number: 31748

Closing date

Review of applications will begin on 30 April 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

About the Desautels Faculty of Music, the University of Manitoba, and the City of Winnipeg 

Located on the original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation, the Desautels Faculty of Music welcomes approximately 240 students in a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in a collegial, supportive environment. It includes over 30 full-time faculty, as well as more than 20 sessional instructors drawn from Winnipeg’s thriving professional music community. The Desautels Faculty of Music is housed in the Taché Arts Complex, a state-of-the-art facility opened in 2015 that includes teaching and performance spaces in the heart of the University’s campus. Western Canada’s first university, the University of Manitoba is the only member of the U-15 Group of Canadian Research Universities in the province.

The University of Manitoba is a driving force of innovation, discovery and advancement. Our momentum is propelled by our campus community – UM faculty, staff and students whose determination and curiosity shape our world for the better. Our teaching, learning and work environment is uniquely strengthened and enriched by Indigenous perspectives. With two main campuses in Winnipeg, satellite campuses throughout Manitoba, and world-wide research, UM’s impact is global.

Discover outstanding employee benefits, experience world-class facilities and join a dynamic community that values reconciliation, sustainability, diversity, and inclusion. We are one of Manitoba’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. At the University of Manitoba, what inspires you can change everything.

The City of Winnipeg (, located where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet, is recognized for its vibrant, multicultural community and diverse array of outstanding cultural, visual, and performing arts institutions. The city, with a growing population of more than 766,000, is home to internationally renowned festivals, galleries and museums, the historic Exchange District and The Forks, and ever-expanding research, education, and business sectors. From the Hudson Bay waters, across the farmland fields, to the pulse of the cities and towns, The Province of Manitoba’s ( people and places – its 100,000 lakes, 92 provincial parks, winding river valleys and storied prairie skies – inspire.

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