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Bassoon. .47 FTE Instructional Academic Staff position in the Department of Music and Theatre Arts in the Lecturer series beginning August 22, 2011.

Masters required; doctorate preferred. Salary will be commensurate with teaching and related professional experience. Evidence of excellence in bassoon teaching at the college level and significant solo, chamber music, and/or orchestral performing experience considered an asset. The ability to enhance the diversity of the department and serve as a role model and mentor for women and/or minorities may be considered an asset.

Teach applied bassoon, two sections of woodwind techniques, and chamber music. The successful candidate will demonstrate high potential for recruiting and building a studio.

The Department of Music and Theatre Arts serves 380 music majors and minors supported by 27 full-time and 10 part-time faculty. The department and its musical programs are highly regarded in the state and region and enrich the Eau Claire community while providing outstanding academic opportunities. Academic programs include the BM degree in performance, theory and composition; the BME degree in instrumental and choral music education; and the BA and BS degrees in music and music history. All degree programs are fully accredited by NASM. The department also serves 100 majors and minors supported by 6 full-time faculty and two staff in undergraduate programs in theatre arts and dance and offers BA degrees in theatre and theatre education as well as a minor in dance. Applicants are encouraged to peruse the department’s website at

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus community consists of 10,500 students and 700 faculty and administrative/professional staff. As the UW System’s only Center of Excellence for faculty and undergraduate research, faculty and students regularly work side-by-side on original research.

Often described as Wisconsin’s most beautiful campus, UW-Eau Claire’s campus spans the banks of the Chippewa River in the heart of Eau Claire, western Wisconsin’s largest city. Eau Claire and the surrounding countryside have many scenic rivers, lakes, parks, bike trails and wooded areas where students and community members enjoy seasonal sports, camping and a variety of other recreational activities.

A regional center for western Wisconsin, Eau Claire is a friendly and affordable community with employment opportunities for family members and outstanding schools for children. Eau Claire offers theatre, symphony and chamber orchestras, and a thriving arts community. The metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St.Paul is nearby.

Send a letter of application, copy of undergraduate and graduate school transcripts, curriculum vita, three current letters of recommendation sent under separate cover, a high quality CD or DVD of recent solo bassoon performances, and a list of additional references including e-mail addresses to:

Dr Robert Knight, Chair
Department of Music and Theatre Arts
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54702-4004

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by January 21, 2011. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Applicants’ names are subject to public release unless confidentiality has been requested in writing. Names of all finalists must be released. Criminal background checks are required prior to employment. An AA/EEO employer. To learn more, visit our Web site:

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