University of South Carolina Asst./Assoc. Professor of Trumpet

POSITION: Assistant/Associate Professor of Trumpet

STARTING DATE: August 16, 2024

SALARY: Commensurate with Experience; 9-month – Tenure Track

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Engage in significant professional activities, maintaining regional, national, and international visibility as a trumpet performer and teacher; teach undergraduate and graduate trumpet applied students, pedagogy and literature courses, and secondary trumpet class; coach chamber music; recruit talented trumpet students for undergraduate and graduate music and music education degree programs. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: An earned doctorate (or ABD) in music is preferred; an earned master's degree in music is required. Candidates must have an outstanding record as a teacher of university level trumpet students and outstanding performance skills as evidenced by a performance resumé that could include excellent solo, chamber music, orchestral, jazz and commercial experiences. The ability and desire to recruit an excellent trumpet studio is required.

The School of Music vision statement identifies five core values: the pursuit of Excellence; devotion to Student Success; the production of Music Leaders; preparation of the Musician-Educator; and the creation of Diversely Skilled Musicians. The school encourages applications from candidates who demonstrate interests and abilities that align with these values.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The University of South Carolina in Columbia is the major research institution of the University of South Carolina system and its largest campus, enrolling approximately 35,000 students. The university offers over 320 degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional program levels. Founded in 1801, it is among American’s oldest and most comprehensive public universities and is one of only 32 public universities to earn the Carnegie Foundations’ top-tier designations in both research activity and community engagement. South Carolina’s capital city is currently undergoing a number of urban revitalization projects and offers residents a growing range of artistic, cultural, and recreational opportunities.

The School of Music is an independent unit on campus and a dynamic leader for music and music education in the United States with a full-time faculty of 59, and a student population of 475. Degrees in trumpet are offered through the doctoral level.

APPLICATION: Apply at Upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, and one YouTube playlist link to 5-7 recordings. Additional supporting materials should not be provided unless requested.

The search process will continue until the position is filled, but priority screening will begin on or shortly after October 15, 2023.


The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, genetics, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.


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