Assistant Professor in Viola & String Education
The School of Music at the University of Kentucky seeks applications for a tenure track, Assistant Professor in Viola & String Education to begin August 2019.
This new tenure-track hire will lead efforts to recruit undergraduate and graduate viola students and will teach all graduate viola students, as well as a number of undergraduate viola majors identified in consultation with other string faculty members. Half of this position's annual teaching load will be studio-based instruction. The successful candidate will also lead the UK String Project, including teaching and supervising UK student teachers and liaising with area string teachers in primary and secondary schools, and will work with music education faculty to provide additional opportunities for specialized training in string education.
Faculty in the UK School of Music are expected to maintain an active schedule of on- and off-campus performances and/or engage in research, consistent with School of Music criteria for promotion and tenure. String faculty members also assist with advising and graduate thesis committee work in their area. All faculty members in the School of Music participate in shared governance within the School of Music, the College of Fine Arts, and the University, as well as one's profession. Tenured faculty in the School of Music may be asked to serve a term as Director of Undergraduate or Graduate Studies, depending upon the needs of the School. Funding to support viola students includes undergraduate and graduate scholarships, as well as graduate teaching assistantships with partial or full tuition waivers and stipends.
Applicants should hold a doctorate in viola with a music education background, or a doctorate in music education with evidence of strong viola training and experience. They must be able to show evidence of strengths in string pedagogy, with both pre-collegiate and collegiate teaching experience. A music education background with some K-12 teaching experience is preferred. A record of creative work and/or research in string pedagogy or string music education will be essential for tenure. ABD candidates with degree completion anticipated during the 2018-2019 academic year and substantial teaching experience will be considered.
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and academic transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable at this time). When prompted in the application, please also include the names and contact information for three references. This information may be used to solicit reference letters within the employment system.
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Questions regarding this opportunity may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Benjamin Karp, at [email protected] More information can be found at http://finearts.uky.edu
Assistant Professor in Viola & String Education
Type of Position
Position Time Status
Doctorate in viola with music education background, or doctorate in music education with strong viola training and experience.
ABD candidates with degree completion anticipated during the 2018-2019 academic year and substantial teaching experience will be considered.
Required Related Experience
Evidence of strengths in string pedagogy, with both pre-collegiate and collegiate teaching experience
Required License/ Registration/Certification
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
A music education background with some K-12 teaching experience preferred.
Open Untill Filled
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