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Assistant Professor - Saxophone/Music Industry

Boise State University
Job Location:
Boise, Idaho

The Boise State University Department of Music invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Saxophone/Music Industry. Boise State University is the largest university in Idaho located in a thriving metropolitan area. In addition to serving as a cultural hub for the arts, Boise offers a vibrant downtown, picturesque vistas, and great outdoor recreation. The Department of Music has about 170 undergraduate and graduate students, 21 full-time faculty and 17 adjunct faculty. We offer BM degrees in Composition, Music Education, Performance; BA degree in Music; and MM degrees in Choral Conducting, Music Education, and Performance. Workload is 60% teaching; 20% creative activity and 20% service.

Job responsibilities:  

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate lessons and courses in Saxophone

  • Actively recruit saxophone students for the Department of Music with both jazz and classical performance backgrounds

  • Teach course(s) in music production 

  • Develop Music Industry offerings, courses, and initiatives at the undergraduate and graduate level in collaboration with music faculty

  • Maintain an active performance career  

  • Cultivate working relationships with area and regional educators

  • Maintain a collaborative relationship with music faculty and colleagues across the university and community

  • Participate in Department of Music activities and committee work as assigned.

At a minimum, candidate will have:  

  • Doctorate in Music; ABD will be considered 

  • Expertise to teach lessons and courses in Saxophone

  • Expertise to teach music production courses

  • Expertise to teach and develop other course offerings in Music Industry (may include any of the following: recording techniques, entrepreneurship, music publishing, artist management, record label experience, tour promotion/management, etc.)

  • Evidence of creative activity and achievement in Saxophone performance

  • Evidence of creative activity and achievement in Music Industry 

 Preferentially, candidate will have: 

  • Doctorate in Music with studies focused on saxophone and industry experience (ie. Doctorate in Performance)

  • Successful experience teaching at the college level

  • Experience as a recording artist and producer

  • Professional performance experience in musical theater, commercial music, and saxophone performance

  • Ability to perform multiple woodwinds

Rank, salary and benefits: Assistant Professor, salary competitive, plus an excellent benefits package. For more information visit:

Required application materials: Please complete the online application (includes names of 3 references), and in the attachments section, applicants will submit:  

  • Cover letter, indicating candidate’s interest and qualifications for this position. Please include as statement of your teaching philosophy with respect to music education, vocal teaching and inclusive pedagogies. Please also discuss your experience or interest in working with and mentoring students from underserved groups. .

  • CV

  • Video recording teaching one saxophone lesson (limit to 15 minutes).

  • Audio/Video performance recordings that showcase your skills as a saxophonist and/or commercial musician. Recordings must be within the last 5 years (limit to 20 mins).

  • Music Industry related portfolio of recent projects or creative activity

The deadline for application and submission of documents is Nov. 27, 2022

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Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

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