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University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 3:34 AM
Author: Ryan Hauser


The Department of Music and Dance

University of Massachusetts Amherst


Announces a Faculty Position in:




Position: Assistant Professor. Tenure track.


Salary: Commensurate with Assistant Professor rank.


Qualifications: Doctorate or Master degree preferred, equivalent professional experience considered.  The successful candidate will have the potential or already established national reputation as a classical saxophonist and will demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching as well as a high potential for recruiting at the university/college level.  The candidate must also have the ability to work effectively with the Department’s ensembles.


Responsibilities:  Teach applied saxophone lessons and coach chamber music for undergraduate and graduate music majors and minors. Teach or oversee the saxophone techniques class as part of the Music Education program. Maintain regional and national visibility as a performing saxophonist as part of professional development. Participate in on-campus faculty performances. Advise undergraduate and graduate students, participate in auditions, serve on committees, and perform other university and professional service as appropriate.  Recruiting activities may include visiting secondary schools, offering workshops, participating in summer programs, and adjudicating.  Additional duties are dependent on qualifications, the interests of the applicant, and the needs of the department.  Position begins September 1, 2014.


Review of applications will begin October 10, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

Send materials to:


Prof. Salvatore Macchia, Chair

Saxophone Search Committee

Department of Music and Dance

Fine Arts Center

University of Massachusetts

Amherst, MA   01003-9330


Applications should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three current letters of recommendation with reference contact information (email and phone number) and a CD/DVD that illustrates performing ability.  Additional supporting materials may be requested from finalists. Application materials will not be returned.


UMass Amherst is a member of the Five College Consortium along with Amherst, Hampshire, Smith, and Mount Holyoke Colleges and is also a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual career couples.  The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer; applications from women and members of minority groups are encouraged.  The Department is committed to developing a more diverse faculty, student body, and curriculum.


The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society.  Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities.  Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others to overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.


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