The Dana School of Music seeks an artist/teacher of violin for a full-time, non-tenure-track, renewable position as a Lecturer in Music. The successful candidate will be expected to build a thriving studio of undergraduate/graduate violin students. Additional responsibilities will include classroom teaching in an area consistent with the candidate's expertise.
Responsibilities: Recruiting and teaching undergraduate and graduate violin majors and minors, leading a weekly upper-string studio class, teaching String Methods for music education students, coaching chamber music ensembles, assisting with the Dana Symphony Orchestra, and performing chamber music with faculty colleagues. Recruitment efforts will include outreach to regional schools and musical organizations such as the Youngstown Symphony Youth Orchestra. Other responsibilities will be assigned based on departmental needs and the candidate's abilities; these may include teaching viola, teaching classroom courses in music theory, history, or technology, conducting a large ensemble, or creating offerings in non-classical styles such as jazz, klezmer, or folk fiddle.
Successful candidates will contribute to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the University community. Youngstown State University—an urban research university—emphasizes a creative, integrated approach to education, scholarship, and service. The University places students at its center; leads in the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge; advances civic, scientific, and technological development; and fosters collaboration to enrich the region and the world.
YSU's Cliffe College of Creative Arts and Communication, includes the Departments of Art, Communication, Theater & Dance, and the Dana School of Music. The College currently enrolls over 1,000 students pursuing bachelor's and master's degrees and minor concentrations. The programs approximately 400 events annually in numerous locations locally and regionally. On-campus venues feature multiple visual art galleries, three halls and theaters for the performing arts, and a new multi-million dollar sports broadcasting facility. Performances and events are also housed in the Butler Institute of American Art, DeYor Performing Arts Center, and historic Stambaugh Auditorium.
Founded 150 years ago, the Dana School of Music is one of the oldest collegiate music schools in the United States. The Dana School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and offers a comprehensive listing of undergraduate Bachelor of Music degree programs as well as Bachelor of Arts options that provide additional breadth of study. Graduate students may earn a Master of Music degree in performance, music education, jazz, history and literature, and theory and composition.
Master’s Degree in Music
A terminal degree in violin performance with college-level teaching experience. Proven success in recruitment and retention of students. Proven success in a secondary specialization such as teaching viola, music theory or other music classes.
Since 1908, Youngstown State University has prepared its graduates to become leaders in the region, the state, and the nation. Located on a beautiful 140-acre campus near downtown Youngstown, Ohio, YSU offers a comprehensive selection of major programs backed by a strong tradition of teaching and scholarship. YSU has a diverse student body of approximately 12,700 students. Multicultural students make up nearly 18 percent of the student body at the University, and over 400 international students hail from fifty-five countries. A student-faculty ratio of 16:1 provide the personal contact associated with a smaller institution, and its connection to the Ohio state system of higher education enables it to draw on the vast resources of that system.
Youngstown State University is a comprehensive urban research university that provides associate, baccalaureate, and graduate instruction and continuing education in one location. The University offers a broad curriculum in the School of Graduate Studies and Research and six colleges: Business Administration; Education; Creative Arts and Communications; Health and Human Services; Liberal Arts and Social Sciences; and Science, Technology, E...ngineering, and Mathematics.
Youngstown State University provides for a broad-based education through a core curriculum of 45 semester hours spread across five areas of concentration and emphasizing the development of writing, speaking, and critical-thinking skills.