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Continuing Track, Assistant Professor, School of Music

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Music, Full Time



INTRODUCTION/POSITION: The School of Music seeks an Assistant Professor, Continuing Track, of Double Bass, both Classical and Jazz. In addition to strong orchestral offerings and a robust Jazz Minor, the School of Music is launching a degree in Jazz and Improvisation. This position is integral to the School’s existing and new programs. The School of Music is a vibrant community of artists, educators, and scholars, providing dynamic performance and academic experiences for a diverse array of students across the many areas and disciplines at the University of Delaware.




Job Description: Teach applied lessons in Classical Double Bass studio and hold weekly studio classes, recruit for undergraduate and Masters double bass majors in Music Performance, Music Education, and Bachelor of Arts, coach chamber music as needed, teach applied lessons in Jazz bass and electric bass, teach courses in Jazz History, Jazz Harmony, and Contemporary Literature. Assist in the launch of a new Jazz/Improvisation Major, teaching courses in Global Improvisation, Jazz Arranging, and Jazz Pedagogy. Perform as a member of the Faculty Jazz Ensemble.


Qualifications: Terminal degree or equivalent professional experience required. Established national/international reputation in Classical, Jazz, and Contemporary Music performance. Established record of high-level university teaching and recruiting.



School of Music At UD:  The mission of the School of Music, in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware ( is to provide the highest level of educational opportunities for music majors’ professional learning as performers, educators, and scholars. As a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, the School provides optimal resources for significant musical growth through ensembles, private study, and academic music courses available to the general student population and others of the University community. The School comprises 60 full- and part-time faculty and professionals and enrolls approximately 350 undergraduate majors, minors and graduate students. Offered are Bachelor of Music degrees in Applied Music, Music Education, and Theory and Composition; Bachelor of Arts with a major in music and concentration in Music Management; and Master of Music degrees in Performance, Teaching and Composition. The School of Music provides opportunities for cultural enrichment to the University community and its constituencies, as well as leadership and support to music educators and other professional musicians in the region.


The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 24 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves close to 7,000 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through foundational course work. The College’s 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $38 million and growing, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.


The University of Delaware ( is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission.  We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.


TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin on November 10, 2021,  and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, videos (or video links) a minimum of 30 minutes demonstrating diverse range of styles including classical and jazz, any other supporting documentation (including programs, reviews, teaching statements), and contact information for at least three references to For additional information, please contact Dr. Lawrence Stomberg, Associate Director for Performance Studies in the School of Music.


SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at



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The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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