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EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY – Assistant Professor – Double Reeds (oboe, primary emphasis). EFFECTIVE DATE: August, 2012.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach double reeds with oboe as primary emphasis and bassoon as secondary emphasis, develop and actively recruit for studio, teach double reed component of woodwind methods, coordinate and oversee student woodwind chamber ensemble program, and teach other courses depending on the qualifications of the candidate and needs of the department. Teaching experience in theory/aural skills, music appreciation, and/or woodwind methods class is highly desirable. Perform in the faculty woodwind ensemble.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in oboe/double reed performance, required; doctoral degree, preferred. Active solo and collaborative performer. Preference is given to applicants with a record of successful recruiting and studio/program building. Record of, potential for, or expectation of excellence in collegiate teaching, research/creative endeavors, and professional service. Commitment to undergraduate level instruction. Knowledge of current performance and pedagogical trends in music education. Candidates without the doctorate must document equivalent experience and expertise, including evidence of significant performance and teaching experience.

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor, tenure-track (with doctorate); Instructor level, non-tenure track (without doctorate).

DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC: The ETSU Department of Music offers Bachelor of Music degrees in music education and performance. A faculty of twelve full-time and fifteen part-time instructors in the department serves approximately 100 majors, in addition to over 600 non-majors in music elective classes each year. Students perform in a variety of ensembles, including concert bands, jazz bands, orchestra, university chorale and smaller vocal ensembles, opera workshop, and instrumental chamber ensembles. The department offers the only Suzuki flute pedagogy program in the country.

UNIVERSITY/COMMUNITY: East Tennessee State University is a regional state-supported public institution serving over 15,000 students, and is located in a beautiful, prosperous southern Appalachian Mountain community. Johnson City (population over 60,000) is part of the Tri-Cities area with a combined population of over 500,000. It is metropolitan in population (close to a million people within a seventy-mile radius), but provides a friendly, small town atmosphere. Numerous professional performance opportunities are available throughout the Tri-Cities area and east Tennessee region.

APPLICATIONS: Complete an online application at You will be asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of three current references (name, position/school, email, and phone number). Applicants will need to send the following under separate cover: three current letters of recommendation, and a DVD or CD of a recent performance (contrasting styles of music, preferred). No materials will be returned. Do not send transcript copies at this time, this will be requested of candidates at a later date.

Send the requested materials to: Double Reeds Search Committee, Department of Music, East Tennessee State University, Box 70661, Johnson City, TN 37614.

Deadline for submission of application materials: December 12, 2011. Review of materials will begin at this time and continue until position is filled. ETSU is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution and is fully in accord with the belief that educational and employment opportunities should be available to all eligible persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. ETSU employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States.

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