Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Trumpet

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Trumpet – School of Music
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University

The School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks an exceptional trumpet artist-teacher. This is a full-time, tenure-track appointment, rank based on experience, beginning fall 2019.

About ASU
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

About the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the nation, is a vibrant example of the of the New American University philosophy. With nearly 5,000 students, more than 400 faculty and faculty associates, 135 degree options and a tradition of top-ranked programs, the Herberger Institute is built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program in the nation. The institute includes the School of Art, School of Arts, Media and Engineering, The Design School, School of Film, Dance and Theatre, School of Music, and the ASU Art Museum. Through recognizing that design and the arts are critical resources for transforming society and solving complex problems, ASU’s Herberger Institute is committed to positioning artists, scholars, designers, and educators at the center of public life. For more information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit

About the School of Music
Located in one of the most expansive metropolitan centers in the United States and situated in the Sonoran desert, the ASU School of Music supports a broad range of inquiry. Programs within the School of Music lead to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music with an optional concentration in Music and Culture; Bachelor of Music (BM) in Music with concentrations in music performance, jazz studies, music theatre, music education, music theory and composition, music therapy as well as two minors in music studies and music performance; Master of Arts (MA) in Music with concentrations in ethnomusicology or music history and literature; and Master of Music (MM) in composition, conducting, music education, music performance, performance pedagogy and music therapy. In addition, the school offers a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in composition, conducting and performance and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with a concentration in music education or musicology, as well as a graduate certificate in theory pedagogy. With one of the largest comprehensive music programs in a public research university in the United States, the ASU School of Music plays a prominent role within the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and is located on the ASU Tempe campus. For more information on the school of Music please visit

The School of Music at Arizona State University is home to one of the leading brass programs in the country. The brass faculty includes John Ericson (horn), Brad Edwards (trombone), and Deanna Swoboda (tuba/euphonium). The School’s faculty, outstanding and recognized internationally for their teaching and performing; excellent student ensembles and facilities; and a world-class curriculum make studying brass at ASU one of the best educational opportunities in the nation. In addition, frequent visiting artists further enrich the student experience. There are many opportunities for motivated brass students to perform in large ensembles, like-instrument ensembles, and chamber ensembles. Our graduates hold important positions in major orchestras, military bands, universities and public and private schools around the world.

The successful candidate will be an innovative individual who will participate in our effort to reimagine what arts education means in the 21st century. Our new colleague will be expected to continue performing and to contribute to the musical life of the School of Music. In addition, the candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and be committed to educating outstanding performance majors, teachers, music therapists, and scholars. Further responsibilities will include recruiting high-quality students regionally, nationally, and internationally, mentoring and assisting students in developing their professional goals, working with and advising doctoral students on final projects, and working effectively with faculty colleagues and administration in service to satisfy and advance the mission of the ASU School of Music. Other duties will include teaching trumpet-related courses such as repertoire and pedagogy, as well as coaching brass chamber music.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated excellence as an outstanding and versatile trumpet performer
  • Doctoral degree in trumpet performance or commensurate experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching applied trumpet at the collegiate level
  • Experience with and commitment to diverse students and audiences
  • National recognition in creative activity (performance) and/or scholarship

Desired Qualifications:
Candidates should provide evidence of demonstrated ability in one or more of these areas:

  • Familiarity with a variety of musical styles in performance and/or teaching, such as classical, jazz, contemporary, period instruments, popular music, or other areas of specialty
  • International recognition in creative activity (performance) and/or scholarship
  • Experience teaching undergraduate and graduate applied trumpet and coaching chamber music ensembles
  • Demonstrated expertise and interest in trumpet pedagogy and trumpet repertoire
  • Experience teaching trumpet performance, music education and/or music therapy majors and non-majors
  • Demonstrated success with recruitment of talented students, including students from underrepresented groups
  • The ability to work and collaborate across artistic disciplines, with people outside the arts, across campus, and in the community
  • The ability to advance innovative teaching practices
  • Experience with or demonstrated track record of interdisciplinary work
  • The ability to attract resources, including grants or other sources of support that advance the Herberger mission

Instructions to Apply:
A complete application should include:

  • A letter of interest addressing how the candidate uniquely meets the qualifications for the position, in particular: work experience, creative activity (i.e. performance) and/or research, commitment to diversity and inclusion, collaboration and innovative teaching
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information of three to five references
  • A one-page statement that outlines your teaching philosophy, and
  • A document with three live hyperlinks to the candidate’s recent performances. For detailed instructions on how to create a document with live hyperlinks, please click here.

All applications must be submitted electronically via

Application Deadline: The application deadline is December 15, 2018; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. See ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at See ASU’s Title IX policy at