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The Department of Music at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse invites applicants for a full time academic year tenure-track Assistant Professor position. Our department seeks an engaging teacher/scholar/performer who will inspire and mentor students in all aspects of music.

Primary responsibilities include instruction of four-course Music History sequence and the low brass studio. Additional responsibilities may include music appreciation, or other areas dependent upon the interests and qualifications of the candidate. Leadership in the advancement of the departments’ pedagogy and curriculum in non-western course offerings such as Latin American, African, South Asian music would be expected. Scholarly and/or performance activity and professional service including recruiting would also be expected in this position. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of teaching and research skills. Potential for grant writing is a plus. Teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester.

Required: PHD or DMA at time of appointment, performance and studio teaching experience in low brass area.

Desirable: Artist level performance ability and pedagogical experience in low brass area, interest or experience in developing music business program and/or online course instruction.

Electronic submission of application materials is required. Please submit A) a cover letter that addresses the required criteria, your interest in the position and summarizes your qualifications, B) a current vitae/resume, and C) the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of five professional references. To apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/ Applications will be reviewed beginning on May 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success.

Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-L fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-L is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “…our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive.” The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience.

UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top three institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,000, the university offers 85 undergraduate programs in 29 disciplines and a variety of graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are nearly 350 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 73 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 87 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 67 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.

The UW-L campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 51,818) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one wide, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America.

Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.

UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives.

Please contact the Search and Screen Committee if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process. Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.