Assistant Professor - Flute

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The primary location of this position is the main campus in Cullowhee.

The Western Carolina University School of Music welcomes candidate submissions to join our vibrant and historic arts community as Assistant Professor of Music – Flute. We seek an engaging and accomplished flutist whose work will model the depth and breadth of musical experiences available to our students in an ever-evolving arts landscape.

This is a tenure-track, nine-month appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Anticipated begin work date is August 2023.


This position requires the ability to recruit and retain a flute studio of the highest quality via local, regional, and national outreach and performance.

• Primary teaching duties will include weekly lessons for flute majors and minors in all degree programs, weekly studio class, and chamber music coaching.

• Additional teaching duties will complement the School of Music’s curricular offerings, possibly including courses in core musicianship, music technology, or music education methods, depending on the candidate’s interests and qualifications.

• The successful candidate will be expected to pursue peer-reviewed scholarship/creative activity in the area of flute performance

• Additional responsibilities will include service to the school, college, and university, including student advising and committee work.

• The ideal candidate should have a proven commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Carnegie statement:

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship

Minimum Qualifications:

• A Master of Music degree in flute performance or a closely-related field.• A record of demonstrated excellence in flute teaching and performance indicative of the capacity to excel in fulfillment of the above responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

• A completed DMA or PhD in Music in hand at the time of application.• At least two years of postsecondary/collegiate teaching experience in applied flute.

Position Type:
Permanent Full-Time

Number of Months Per Year:

Open Date:

Open Until Filled:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

A complete application will include digital submission of the following:

Cover letter
Current CV

*Statement of Teaching Philosophy

*Statement on experience related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in teaching, scholarship, and professional service

*Complete contact information for five references

*Unofficial copies of all academic transcripts

*Document with links to recordings of three recent live performancesReview of applications will begin on January 20, 2023 and the position will remain open until filled. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Applications will be accepted online only through the WCU employment system:

For questions or additional information, please contact Ian Jeffress at or 828-227-3974.


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

  • Listing ID: 11272
  • Job Title / Position: Assistant Professor - Flute
  • Contract type: Full-time
  • Start Date: 2023-08-01
  • Country: USA
  • Duration of this listing: 6 months
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