Assistant Professor of Clarinet/Music History, School of Music
University of Montana - Missoula, MT

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The School of Music at The University of Montana-Missoula invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level to begin August 2013. Position duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Teach applied clarinet at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • Recruit clarinet students at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • Teach courses in the music history area at the undergraduate and graduate level; specific courses may depend on the successful candidate’s experience and interest
  • Active involvement in state and national professional organizations
  • Additional teaching and departmental responsibilities based upon the qualifications of the candidate and needs of the School of Music

The School: The University of Montana is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in performance, music education, composition and music technology and a new BA degree in Jazz Studies The School of Music has 22 full-time and 8 part-time faculty members and more than 300 music majors. The School of Music, Art, Theatre & Dance and Media Arts form the College of Visual and Performing Arts, which has had a long and illustrious tradition at the University of Montana.

About The University of Montana and Missoula: The University of Montana, a research-oriented, doctorate-granting institution, enrolls more than 15,000 students (including 2,000 graduate students) from across the country and around the globe. UM draws top-notch faculty and researchers, and is home to more than a dozen professional schools. The University recently concluded a capital campaign that raised more than $100 million in private funds for facilities, scholarships and endowed chairs—more than any Montana educational institution has ever acquired in a campaign.

UM is located in Missoula, a northern Rocky Mountain city that lies at the center of five valleys where three great rivers converge. Located between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, Missoula boasts a blend of small-town charm and big-city sophistication. It has a thriving art and cultural scene with 8 museums, 30 art galleries, a symphony orchestra, internationally known writers and festivals, a professional modern dance troupe and a children’s theater that tours worldwide. The surrounding areas offer abundant recreational options, including hiking, biking, skiing, hunting, rafting, fly-fishing, and bird-watching. As a result, this University position offers an unparalleled quality of life.

Required Skills
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching studio clarinet
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching music history at the undergraduate and graduate level preferred
  • Demonstrated organizational skills in studio development, recruiting & outreach
  • Evidence of professional solo and collaborative performing
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the School of Music faculty
Required Experience
  • Doctorate preferred; candidates with professional equivalency and ABD candidates may be considered


Position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin January 7th, 2013. Applications received after 1/6/13 may be considered.

Upload the following materials: *Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.
  • Letter of application addressing the above qualifications.
  • Curriculum Vitae including list of professional references with phone numbers
  • Statement of teaching philosophy.
  • Transcripts for all college/university study. Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts directly from the granting institutions.

Three (3) current (within last 3 years) confidential letters of recommendation, including one from a supervisor, are required. Please instruct your references (or placement services) to submit the letters via e-mail to (in one of the following formats: doc, xls, txt, rtf, pdf, gif, jpg, htm, html) and include the position title and school in the e-mail.

In addition, please submit a CD and/or DVD of recent live performances to:

Dr. Jennifer Cavanaugh, Search Committee Chair, The University of Montana, School of Music, 32 Campus Dr., Missoula, MT 59812. Regulations require that all documents and materials submitted by applicants must be retained by the University. Note: for return of any additional materials (not required in this application process), please provide a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment
In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.
ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference
Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.
References * References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility. All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

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