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The Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Violin. We seek an accomplished, dedicated, and inspiring artist/teacher to join our string faculty and continue building a robust and vibrant undergraduate violin program within the diverse environment of a large public research university. The ideal candidate will have expertise in a wide variety of repertoire that includes and transcends the traditional canon. We are searching for an innovative role model with a strong pedagogical background and a demonstrated commitment to inclusive artistic excellence.
The duties for the position include:
Teaching violin majors in performance and music education concentrations.
Recruit and retain a robust undergraduate violin studio.
Coach chamber music ensembles.
Design and develop curricula and/or programs that incorporate diverse repertoire and performing experiences beyond the traditional canon.
Maintain an active artistic profile, nationally/internationally.
Collaborate with faculty and students within the Department of Music, as well as with other departments and organizations both on and off-campus; facilitate interdisciplinary projects and performances.
Engage in service activities within the Department of Music, the School, the University, and the local musical community. Participate in committees, student advising, and other departmental responsibilities.
Minimum Education and Experience:
A master's degree or equivalent professional experience.
A significant record of ongoing professional experience as a soloist, chamber musician, and/or orchestral musician.
Experience and interest in teaching and performing a range of styles beyond the European canon.
Commitment to teaching at the college/university level and attracting, developing, and retaining outstanding students.
Commitment to promoting, programming, and teaching works by composers from underrepresented groups.
Commitment to working with students from diverse and under-represented communities.
Ability to work collaboratively in a multifaceted academic environment, including collaborations in the Department of Music, Mason Gross School of the Arts, and the wider university.
Record of commissioning/premiering/recording new works for violin
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.