Job Details

Texas Tech University
  • Position Number: 2029757
  • Location: Lubbock, TX
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts - Music

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Viola
School of Music

Position Description
Contributes to the university's mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.

Major/Essential Functions
The successful candidate will:
  • Demonstrate ability to teach applied lessons in viola performance and chamber music at graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • Continue to engage in nationally/internationally recognized creative/professional practice and/or scholarship.
  • Have evidence of significant performance experience and possess (or have the promise to develop) a national and/or international reputation as a performer.
  • Demonstrate ability to recruit exceptional students to the School of Music.
  • Work well with colleagues within and outside the School, as well as in building interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Regularly attend student performances and recitals and responsibly mentor students toward on-time degree completion.
  • Embrace new forms of critically engaged disciplinary practice/scholarship in the evolving field of music. Seek opportunities to teach broadly across the music curriculum and envision new ways to expand beyond it.
  • As a collaborative departmental citizen, actively participate in departmental, college and university service, including committee work and academic support services, such as: auditions and recruitment of students into the program; program review (including implementation and assessment of outcomes); maintaining the string areas accreditation with NASM; and student advising, supervision of student organizations, and participation in sponsored off-campus activities.
  • Where appropriate, demonstrate the potential to bring external funding to the School/College. Pursuit of external grants in support of research or creative activity, when appropriate and available in the faculty members field, is encouraged.
  • Be aware of and follow all university policies.
Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. Service duties include program-building, as well as a commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, university, and community is expected.

Required Qualifications
Academic degree as defined by the academic unit and as appropriate for the position held. Demonstrated record of effectiveness as a teacher, a record of peer reviewed publication and/or peer-reviewed creative activity which has contributed to the discipline or field of study, to the candidates intellectual and artistic development, and to the quality of the academic enterprise; a record of professional service appropriate to the discipline; promise of growth in teaching and research or artistic and creative activity.

Preferred Qualifications
Superior skills in the area of viola performance, experience teaching applied one-on-one lessons in viola, and an active record of national and international performance experience. Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students. The ability to form partnerships within and outside of the university, regionally, nationally, and internationally. The ideal candidate will have superior classical viola performance ability, as well as an active record of scholarship/practice that includes community engagement and/or collaboration. Familiarity with current and cutting-edge practices in viola curricula.

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As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university does not discriminate on the basis of an applicants race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran. Texas Tech welcomes consideration of dual career and professional couple accommodations.

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