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Job Opening: Teaching Assistant Professor (Clarinet) - Washington State University

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Teaching Assistant Professor (Clarinet)
The School of Music at Washington State University (WSU) invites applications for an Assistant
Professor, Career Track in the teaching subtrack with a speciality in Clarinet and Chamber Music as
well as music history at the Pullman, WA campus. This position is a fixed-term, nine-month, three-
year appointment with possibility of renewal. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will
begin the appointment on August 16, 2024.

Teach applied clarinet and maintain a thriving clarinet studio. Build relationships with clarinet
teachers in the region. Teach music history courses or other classes as assigned. Lead the woodwind
chamber music program and perform with the Solstice Wind Quintet. Participate in undergraduate
and graduate recruiting and mentoring as well as program-building initiatives. Supervise graduate
students, maintain scholarship, research, and/or creative activity, and provide service to the unit,
college, university, and profession. The workload of this position is 80% teaching, 10% creative
activity, 10% service.

Required Qualifications
 Earned doctorate in music must be conferred by start of appointment.
 Proven excellence in clarinet performance and effective teaching.
 Relevant experience or qualification to teach music history or other classes as assigned.
 Proven or demonstrated potential for successful program building, studio recruitment, and
 Proven excellence in chamber music performance and demonstrated skills in coordinating and
 Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of
disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds.
 Demonstrated commitment to campus inclusion, diversity, equity, and access efforts.
Preferred Qualifications
 Demonstrated success in studio recruitment and retention.
 Demonstrated high level of organizational skills and interpersonal communication.
 Proven knowledge of woodwind repertoire and pedagogy literature.

Salary/Benefits: $43,000-45,000 per nine-month academic year
In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position.
Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate’s current experience, education,
skills, and abilities related to the position or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing
wage determination.  WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and
vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees
and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.
For additional information, please review the detailed Summary of Benefits offered by WSU for
Faculty and Total Compensation.

College of Arts Sciences
School of Music
PO Box 645300, Pullman, WA 99164-5300 | 509-335-3898 | | [email protected]

To Apply
Visit, select your appropriate employment status, and search for R-10427. Applicants
must upload the following required documents to their online application. External candidates,
please upload all documents in the “Resume/CV” section of your application. Internal candidates,
please upload all documents in the “Resume/Cover Letter” section of your application. Additional
materials may be requested later in the search process. 

1. A cover letter addressing qualifications for this position
2. A curriculum vitae that includes links to representative live, unedited clarinet recordings of a variety
of repertoire from recent years (with listed dates, venues, and collaborators).
3. A teaching statement addressing your experience, philosophy, and pedagogical approaches, as they
pertain to this position.
4. A statement describing how you will be promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and access into your
teaching, scholarship, and/or service (one-page limit).
5. Names and contact information for three (3) professional references able to provide a letter
addressing qualifications relative to this position; references will not be contacted without first
informing the candidate.

Send inquiries to Dr. Melissa Parkhurst, Clarinet Search Committee Chair,
([email protected]), 509.335.6481.

Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or
take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Posting Close Date: Applications must submit their completed application by December 3, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.