Full Job Description
School of Music
Contributes to the university's mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.
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;
Be aware of and follow all university policies.
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 candidate’s 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.
Doctor of Musical Arts or equivalent professional experience. Experience teaching applied viola and chamber music at the university level. Record of professional activity and research that demonstrates emerging or established national/international recognition in the field of viola performance is paramount. Expert knowledge of current practice and theory in viola with a vision towards future developments. Candidate will continue professional research that is relevant to the current and future practice of music. Commitment to quality, student-centered education and working as a team member. A demonstrated and ongoing commitment to serving diverse student populations, and strong evidence of the ability and desire to perform service: duties include, but are not limited to: recruiting, program-building, and commitment to extra-curricular activities in the department, college, the university, and the community. 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.
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 applicant’s 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.