Lecturer Position in Applied Low Brass Available at NKU SOTA

NKU_SOTA logoNKU School of the Arts – Lecturer Position in Applied Low Brass
(Full-time, non-tenure track)

The School of the Arts Music Program at Northern Kentucky University invites applications for a full-time, lecturer position in Low Brass, beginning Fall 2019. This is a full-time, standard nine-month, 1-year contract faculty appointment. The successful candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm and interest in cultivating a thriving low brass studio, and will work with faculty colleagues to enhance the offerings of a dynamic and growing Music Program in the School of the Arts.

Secondary teaching responsibilities include classroom teaching of aural skills or music theory. Faculty responsibilities include teaching, recruiting, program and school-level service, and academic mentoring.

The School of the Arts at Northern Kentucky University offers a wide array of degree programs in the visual and performing arts. The Music Program within the School of the Arts offers the B.M.E. in Music Education, the B.M in Performance, Jazz Studies, and Composition, and the B.A. in Music with tracks in audio production and music technology. The Music Program is a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. See the music web site at music.nku.edu for additional information.

Located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University is a 14,000-student nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly two million people. Greater Cincinnati has one of the most vibrant and multifaceted cultural scenes in the Midwest, with The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops, The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Ballet, a large community of working artists, musicians and designers and a variety of theaters. It offers an outstanding quality of life and an affordable cost of living. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, but especially from individuals who contribute to the diversity of our academic community.

Primary Responsibilities
Full-load teaching requirements will include applied studio teaching in Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba. The position will include commitment to brass area performance classes, auditions, juries, and recital hearings, and attendance at degree recitals. The position will also include classroom teaching, including courses such as Music Theory, Aural Skills, and Brass Chamber Music and other courses commensurate with the candidate’s areas of strength.

The ideal candidate will:

  • be committed to being an outstanding teacher both in the applied studio and classroom;
  • have both applied low brass and classroom teaching experience in Aural Skills and or Music Theory with prior teaching at the collegiate level being highly desirable;
  • be driven to create, implement, and to effectively execute recruitment and retention activities on and off campus for current and prospective students (i.e. Band Symposium, Audition Days, Workshop Days, School Visits & Clinics, Masterclasses, etc.);
  • effectively engage with NKU’s commitment to student success in the following areas: access, completion, community and career engagement
  • additional duties include participating in SOTA and Music Program faculty meetings, some University/Program service and committee work.


  • Master’s degree in music required; DM/DMA preferred;
  • Successful record of both applied and classroom teaching in the college setting;
  • Significant experience as a performer in solo, chamber, and large ensemble settings;
  • Demonstrated proficiency teaching in at least two of three primary low brass instruments;
  • Commitment to recruitment, retention, and developing relationships with local music educators and students;
  • A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, mentorship, and development is essential and is in keeping with the needs and mission of the area/program.

Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to effectively teach all three low brass instruments (trombone/euphonium/tuba), with additional experience in teaching classroom aural skills and/or music theory.

Please include the following in the application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three Current References
  • A statement of your personal philosophy on diversity and inclusion and why they are important in higher education. Please include specifics regarding your commitment and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Link to performance video(s)
  • Link to applied teaching video(s)
  • Link to classroom teaching video (optional, but preference given to theory or aural skills classroom teaching video).

In order to ensure full consideration, applications should be received by July 7, 2019. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

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