Utah State University

Assistant Professor of Saxophone/Jazz

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 months ago(2/3/2024 12:41 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100% Time
Caine College of the Arts
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Utah State University Music Department seeks a dynamic artist-teacher of Saxophone to head its classical saxophone and jazz programs. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position. Review of applications begins March 20, 2024, and continues until filled. The position start date is August 2024.


Primary responsibilities include applied saxophone instruction and recruiting for the saxophone studio; coordinating and conducting appropriate master classes along with the scholarship saxophone quartet; directing the Jazz Orchestra, the department’s flagship big band, and assisting in the instrumental performance, band, and music education programs. Other duties may also include coaching jazz groups, performing with faculty ensembles, or other duties based on departmental needs.


  • Doctorate or master’s degree in music with significant professional experience at the national/international levels required for tenure track. Candidates within one year of completion of DMA may be initially hired at the rank of Instructor and moved to the rank of Assistant Professor the following academic year after completion of the degree.
  • The successful candidate will be an accomplished teacher and performing musician with an engaging teaching manner and outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Experience/skills in both classical and jazz is expected.
  • Evidence of successful recruitment and teaching required.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”.
  2. Name and contact information (email and phone number) of five professional references to be entered at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile.
  3. Transcripts for all degrees and institutions attended to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”. Unofficial copies are acceptable initially.
  4. At least three links (public or unlisted with access) to digital video and/or audio recordings of recent and relevant classical and jazz performances to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”.
  5. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application.
  6. One-page statement of teaching philosophy including interests and philosophy to be typed/pasted at the end of your application.

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

Music Department:

Administered by the Caine College of the Arts, the Music Department has 33 full-time and 40 part-time faculty members serving nearly 300 music majors. Located in the Chase Fine Arts Center, departmental facilities include teaching/rehearsal space; faculty offices; the 1,600-seat newly remodeled Daines Concert Hall; and the award-winning 420-seat Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall dedicated in January of 2006. The Department offers the Bachelor of Music in Performance, the Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance & Pedagogy, the Bachelor of Music in Education, the Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy, the Bachelor of Arts in Music, a Master of Music in Piano Performance & Pedagogy, a Master of Music in Choral Conducting, a Master of Music in Voice Performance, and a Master of Music in Guitar Performance. Utah State University is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. Additional information is available at http://music.usu.edu.


Caine College of the Arts:

The Caine College of the Arts (CCA) seeks to make the arts more visible, more innovative, and more fully integrated into the intellectual life of Utah State University and the communities it serves. The CCA is a collaborative community, representing the collective strengths and voices of the arts and it acts as a conduit for connecting people and programs. The CCA offers a visiting artist program that brings important artists, designers, and scholars to campus, is home to award-winning faculty, features a world-class performance hall, offers internships with prominent artists and designers, and operates several international study opportunities. The College houses the Departments of Art + Design, Music, and Theatre Arts, and is closely affiliated with the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art on the USU campus.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023


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