Adjunct Instructor in Saxophone & Clarinet

University of Virginia

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, Division of Music, seeks applications for the position of Adjunct Instructor in Saxophone and Clarinet starting in the fall semester of 2023. This is a part-time, semesterly appointment with potential for semesterly renewal. The successful applicant will work collaboratively with fellow Division of Music faculty to teach Applied Saxophone and Clarinet to music majors and minors.  

Candidate must possess Master’s Degree or higher in Saxophone Performance, Clarinet Performance, or Music Education, (in lieu of education, candidate may possess commensurate professional experience); have excellent musical, verbal and written communication skills; should possess the ability to teach students with a wide range of musical backgrounds; should be committed to the sustaining and growing the enrollment of the UVA Wise Division of Music. Preference will be given to candidates who articulate a clear understanding of UVA Wise’s public liberal arts mission. Candidates who can only teach saxophone or clarinet will be considered, but preference will be given to candidates who can effectively teach both. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. UVA Wise will not provide a work visa for this position.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and review will continue until the position is filled, but applicants are encouraged to apply by June 9, 2023.  Interested applicants should apply online at and attach a current cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three professional references. UVA Wise performs background checks on all new hires prior to employment.  Questions about this position should be directed to Peter Ryan, DMA, Associate Professor of Music and Division of Music Coordinator, at [email protected]. ​UVA Wise is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity.  Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Education; Master’s degree
Experience: None
Licensure: None


This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

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