Assistant Professor in Trumpet

Applications are invited for the position of Assistant Professor in Trumpet in the School of Music at the University of Victoria, recognized by Times Higher Education as among the top one per cent of universities around the world. The School of Music is home to fifty-five performers, composers, educators, theorists, musicologists, and professional staff; over 225 undergraduate majors; and 22 graduate students. The School is a supportive and collaborative environment that promotes student success and community engagement. More information about the School can be found at: Nestled between the ocean and the forest, UVic enjoys an enviable location on Canada’s spectacular west coast, with its temperate climate, high quality of life, and vibrant cultural scene with a resident symphony and opera company.

The Position

The appointment as Assistant Professor is tenure-track, with a start date of January 1, 2016 or when filled. Applicants should have at least a master’s degree or equivalent significant professional experience upon appointment. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence as a performer on trumpet and have teaching capacity, evidence of creative/scholarly work, and the capacity and aptitude for committee work, student advising, and leadership in the brass area. The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential to build a national and international professional profile as a performer, to be an effective teacher, and to work in a collegial and supportive artistic and university environment.

Position Responsibilities

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate trumpet students (studio teaching, master classes, brass choir), integrated performance seminars, and coached chamber music. Teaching courses in undergraduate music theory and/or musicianship may be assigned as required by the School and in keeping with the qualifications of the successful candidate. The successful candidate will be expected to mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students, and to contribute to and demonstrate the capacity for leadership in program development within the context of the broader curricular goals of the School. The successful candidate will build a body of performance/creative work/research commensurate with tenure requirements and play an active role in governance and/or professional and community engagement.

Application Materials

Candidates should include the following documents in their application package:

• cover letter addressing the position and position responsibilities;

• curriculum vitae (with complete contact information, including telephone numbers and email address);

• teaching statement (teaching philosophy, including the applicant’s approach to cultural awareness and diverse learning styles; maximum 1000 words);

• CD, video or links to online content that shows the applicant’s ability as a performer; and

• three confidential letters of reference sent under separate cover.


Application Deadline: August 24, 2015

All application materials should be sent to the attention of the:

Director, School of Music

Electronic submission of materials is encouraged: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mailing Address:

School of Music
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2
Phone: (250) 721-7902
Fax: (250) 721-6597

Courier Address:

School of Music
University of Victoria
3800 Finnerty Road (Ring Road)
Victoria, BC V8P 5C2

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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