Duties: Teach applied private instruction at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels in doublebass; hold weekly studio classes; coach chamber music. The appointee will be expected to: demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence; create an innovative curriculum for a broad range of students of varied identities and backgrounds who seek to explore varied educational opportunities and career pathways; recruit and retain students of exceptional promise; develop and maintain a visible national and international profile as a performer and a pedagogue. The appointee will also be expected to: participate in faculty governance; attend faculty meetings; serve on faculty and university committees as appropriate. It is expected that the appointee will participate in solo and chamber music performances and engage in innovative artistic collaborations on campus.
Rank: open; tenure-track
Required: Graduate degree in contrabass performance, or equivalent professional experience; demonstrated ability to empower, advocate for, and value a broad range of students of diverse identities and experiences, as shown through pedagogy, mentoring, and related activities; demonstrated expertise and experience in teaching by having presented master classes, maintained private studios, and/or served as a faculty member at institution(s) of higher learning; proven commitment to recruiting and maintaining a successful contrabass studio; evidence of potential for a national and international profile as a performer and pedagogue.
Preferred: A sustained and distinguished professional record as a performer; DMA degree, or equivalent professional experience.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 200487
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