Assistant Professor of Trumpet and Brass Area Coordinator Sought by NKU School of the Arts

NKU_SOTA logoThe School of the Arts at Northern Kentucky University invites applications for a tenure-track position in studio trumpet and high brass area coordinator within the music program, beginning August 2020.

More information about the program can be found in the web page

Primary Responsibilities
Teach studio trumpet; recruit and maintain a high-quality applied studio through teaching and performance activities, coach collaborative ensemble experiences for brass students; coordinate brass area. Engage in community outreach. Maintain an established performance/research/scholarship/creative activity agenda sufficient for tenure and promotion.

Secondary teaching responsibilities may include music theory, aural skills, brass methods, or other courses as assigned according to areas of interest and expertise. The music program values innovative and versatile skill sets that may benefit our program in unexpected ways.

As a NASM accredited program, teaching responsibilities adhere to loads as prescribed by NASM.


  • A Doctorate in Music is preferred. Candidates with a Master of Music degree and exceptional commensurate experience may be considered.
  • Demonstrated potential for distinction in professional activity and/or research.
  • Successful teaching and recruiting experience at the university level.
  • Significant experience as a solo and ensemble performer.
  • Evidence of or demonstrated potential for successful teaching in a secondary area.

Applicants should submit:

  • statement of interest,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • teaching philosophy,
  • personal philosophy on diversity and inclusion that emphasizes their importance in higher education,
  • the names, email, and phone numbers of three references,
  • link to performance video(s),
  • link to applied teaching video(s),
  • link to classroom teaching video(s)

Questions regarding this position and search should be directed to Dr. Brant Karrick,, chair of the search committee. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to NKU Human Resources at or call (859) 572-5200.

Application Deadline Dec. 1, 2019.

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

Screening of applications will begin Dec. 1.

Minimum Education: Master’s Degree

Preferred Education: Ph.D or D.M.A.

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