Assistant Professor of Music - Saxophone

University of Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma, OKlahoma

Job posting number: #7187384 (Ref:if124035)

Posted: October 18, 2023

Job Description


Rank: Assistant Professor of Music – Saxophone, Tenure Track

The School of Music in the Weitzenhoffer College of Fine Arts at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in saxophone.  


Job Description


The ideal candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate applied saxophone, hold a weekly studio class, coach chamber music, collaborate with OU School of Music faculty, engage in effective recruiting activities, maintain an international, national, and regional teaching and performing outreach schedule, and serve on various committees as assigned by the Director of the OU School of Music.

Required Qualifications


Earned D.M.A. in Saxophone Performance or an M.M. in Saxophone Performance with equivalent professional experience is required. Evidence of successful performing and collegiate teaching.


Desired Qualifications


Individuals demonstrating additional proficiencies in jazz or other genres are encouraged to apply.  Evidence of successful recruiting, mentoring, and teaching at the collegiate level.  Experience guiding creative activity at the graduate level. Creative/scholarly accomplishments demonstrated through national and international performances, master classes, presentations at conferences, recordings, publications, and/or professional leadership. We are especially interested in candidates who will help cultivate the uniquely collaborative atmosphere in our woodwind program and who can contribute, through their teaching, performing, and service, to the excellence of the academic community, and who will work to build relationships with other departments within the College and University.





Applications should be submitted electronically using


Please submit:

1) A letter of application (which may address candidate's approach to teaching and inclusive excellence).

2) A complete CV

3) 4 digital links to recent performances within the last five years (live performances preferred)

4) At least 3 current letters of reference

5) Contact information for five additional references


A teaching video will be requested from finalists at a later date.


Screening will begin December 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.


Letters of application should be submitted through Interfolio and addressed to:

Dr. Valerie Watts, Chair

Saxophone Search Committee

University of Oklahoma School of Music

500 W. Boyd, Room 138

Norman, OK 73019


For more information about the position, contact the Chair of the Saxophone Search Committee: Dr. Valerie Watts, [email protected]

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Job posting number:#7187384 (Ref:if124035)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:University of Oklahoma
United States
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