University of Georgia — Limited-term Lecturer in Saxophone and Allied Areas, Hugh Hodgson School of Music

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia (UGA) seeks a limited-term lecturer, artist-teacher of saxophone to co-direct the saxophone studio in applied instruction and chamber music, and teach up to two academic courses per semester in the candidate’s areas of expertise. These could include, but are not limited to, courses in the following areas: 21st-century career preparation and development, improvisation, performance practice in non-Western and/or non-classical styles, musicology/ethnomusicology, recording technology, or other areas aligned with the candidate’s experience. This is full-time (9 month), benefits-eligible, non-tenure track limited term appointment. 

Responsibilities
The lecturer in saxophone will work jointly with the current saxophone instructor in the following responsibilities: 

  • Serve as an artist-teacher of saxophone. 
  • Teach applied saxophone lessons to students from undergraduate through doctoral levels and lead weekly studio class. 
  • Conduct active recruitment activities across the state and beyond. 
  • Instruct courses in woodwind literature and pedagogy, as needed. 
  • Coach and manage all aspects of the saxophone chamber music program (quartets and saxophone ensemble), including the development of innovative community performance projects and other creative
    collaborations such as commissioning projects. 
  • Teach up to two academic courses per semester per the candidate’s expertise. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

  • A terminal degree in saxophone (such as a Doctor of Musical Arts). Candidates with a master’s degree in saxophone will also be considered and must document exceptional accomplishments and professional experience (minimum two years). Candidates without a doctoral degree must be approved for a terminal degree exception before hire. 
  • Minimum one year university teaching experience in saxophone, with ability to develop and teach course work in the additional areas of candidate’s expertise. 
  • Demonstrated outstanding experience in performance experience (such as but not limited to earned prize in competition, earned placement in a professional ensemble, conference performance(s), or prestigious performance invitation). 
  • Demonstrated record of innovative concert programming and performance projects. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with students and faculty. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism. 
  • Ability to contribute to a dynamic, holistic music program that prepares students for a music career in the 21st century, including initiating and leading innovative community engagement projects in a city known
    for its music and arts culture. 
  • Must be currently legally eligible to work in the United States.

To Apply
Applicants should include a curriculum vitae and cover letter describing their academic qualifications and professional experience, showing how they will add value to the program. The cover letter (maximum 3 pages) should highlight additional expertise in allied areas to be considered for possible academic course offerings. Also included in the cover letter should be information related to their teaching philosophy and how their teaching, service, and research/creative activity have supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in the field. Applicants who may not yet have had these experiences should explain how their work will further the College’s commitment to diversity. 

Application materials should also include links to an online portfolio/website highlighting artistic work, which must include at least 3 stylistically diverse, unedited live recordings from performances in the past three years; unofficial transcripts for highest degree earned; and the names and contact information for a minimum of three references. Letters of reference will be requested later in the search process. 

Application documents must be uploaded to this UGAJobs link: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/187777. To ensure full consideration, please apply by April 6. Questions about the application process can be directed at Edith Hollander (somadmin@uga.edu or 706-542-2701); questions about the position can be directed at Amy Pollard at marinell@uga.edu or Connie Frigo at cfrigo@uga.edu. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests. 

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music (https://music.uga.edu/) is among the leading schools of music in the region and nationally. It includes comprehensive programs, with degrees at the undergraduate level through the masters and doctorate. A celebrated faculty, outstanding facilities, and talented students build a supportive and rich environment for artistic and scholarly growth. Graduates from our programs have been internationally successful in their chosen fields. 

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

The University of Georgia (https://www.uga.edu/), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University ‘s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. 

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. 

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