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Business Title: Artist/Teacher in Violin and Viola
Employee Type: Faculty
Job Family: Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
Teach applied violin and viola studio, violin and viola literature, and either string techniques/methods, or chamber music. Supervise graduate teaching assistants. Collaborative performances with the Palouse Piano Trio and other duties, as assigned. Develop and maintain a high level of scholarship and creative activity. Build relationships with violin and viola teachers in the region. Participate in undergraduate and graduate student recruiting and mentoring as well as program-building initiatives. Provide leadership/partnerships with other service and outreach activities and professional organizations ancillary to the position.
Tenure Track (Faculty only):
Commensurate with education, qualifications, and University policy
Position Term in months:
Earned doctorate in violin or viola at time of hire.
Proven excellence in violin and viola performance and effective teaching.
Demonstrated high level of organizational skills and interpersonal communication.
Proven knowledge of violin and viola repertoire and pedagogy literature.
Evidence of successful program building, studio recruitment and retention.
Demonstrated skills in either chamber music coordination and coaching, or effective and successful teaching of string techniques/methods.
Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds, including offering support to the WSU Symphonic Orchestra as needed.
Demonstrated record of successful university/college level teaching experience in applied violin and viola lessons, violin and viola pedagogy, and violin and viola literature.
This position has been determined by the department to require a background check.
Screening Begin Date:
Review of completed application portfolios will begin on February 22, 2021 and continue until position is filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
1) Letter of application specifically addressing the duties and qualifications listed in this notice of vacancy;
2) Current vita;
3) A statement including the current status and future plans regarding the applicant's scholarly/creative activities;
4) Diversity statement, addressing commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity;
5) Arrange for three (3) current letters of reference from professional references who are able to address qualifications relative to this position to be sent directly to Dr. Ruth Boden at email@example.com as soon as possible (preferably within one week of application); and
6) A document that includes
a) digital links to applicant's recordings of 3-5 solo and chamber/collaborative performances within the last two years (video preferred); and
b) digital links to a video sample of teaching violin, viola, and a related subject (chamber music or string techniques/pedagogy).
Send email inquiries or call for information: Dr. Ruth Boden, Violin/Viola Search Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 335-8702.
Letter of Application - Upload in Question 1 of 3 under Cover Letter
Scholarly/creative activity statement - Upload in Question 3 of 3 under Writing Sample
Diversity Statement - Upload in Question 3 of 3 under Dissertation Abstract
Letters of reference from three (3) professional references
Document including digital links to performances - Upload in Question 3 of 3 under Publication Sample
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 9 Month
Posting Close Date (If empty, open until filled):
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or email@example.com.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.
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