Department of Music

Position Announcement: Artist / Teacher of Trumpet

  • Type of position - Instructional faculty, tenure track
  • Rank - Assistant Professor
  • Appointment type - Academic Year
  • Special Note - Applications are accepted only through the on-line system.
  • Special Note - Do not send CDs or other materials until requested.

Virginia Tech's Department of Music seeks an experienced performer and teacher of trumpet for a full-time tenure track position.  Responsibilities for the position are: Teach and recruit undergraduate trumpet students, teach high brass techniques and methods, direct jazz ensembles, and teach jazz improvisation; Maintain an active performing career and program of appropriate research and creative activity; Serve on committees and perform other appropriate university service. Additional duties are dependent upon the qualifications and interests of the applicant and the needs of the Department of Music.   

An advanced degree in music along with strong evidence of teaching at the college or university level is required. An earned doctorate or professional equivalent is preferred. Rank is Assistant Professor. Job posting number is 0110995.

To apply, use the the posting number 0110995 with on-line application process at Application review will begin December 1, 2011 and continue until the position has been filled. For additional information contact Search Committee Chair, Wallace Easter at 540-231-8494 or The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Glenda Dalton, Department of Music,, (540) 231-5704, TTY: 1-800-828-1120.

The Virginia Tech Department of Music provides high-quality training to a select number of music majors, as well as ensembles and courses for a large number of non-music majors. Instruction takes place in a handsome facility which contains well-designed practice rooms and music teaching studios, a beautiful acoustically engineered Recital Salon, laboratories for music study, recording, and digital music, and a new digital recording studio.  The curriculum offers an excellent arts education with a low student/professor ratio, combined with a library, computer facilities, and cultural interaction which a major comprehensive university can provide.