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Job Title: Artist/Teacher of Violin - Assistant Professor
Job Family: Furman Faculty
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full time
Compensation Grade: FAC
Pay Type: Salary
Job Summary: Furman University seeks applicants for Artist/Teacher of Violin at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track) to begin August 2022. Salary to be determined by the experience and qualifications of the candidate.
QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate must have an earned doctorate in music or demonstrated professional equivalency at the time of appointment (minimum masters degree required). Evidence of excellence in college-level teaching, success in student recruiting, and a record of significant professional activity are strongly preferred.
The successful candidate will have the ability to work with historically underrepresented students, including students of color, and be committed to assisting the university in its continuing efforts to become a model of inclusive excellence.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach applied violin and other related courses, as assigned. Recruit and maintain a quality studio of undergraduate students. The successful candidate will be an outstanding, active performer, and will be expected to perform regularly both on and off campus as a soloist and collaborator. Other responsibilities would be based on qualifications, skills, and departmental needs. We particularly welcome candidates who can contribute (through teaching, scholarship, mentoring, or service) to our department's commitment to increasing diversity, promoting inclusivity, and advancing equity.
APPLICATION: To apply, please visit jobs.furman.edu, create an account, and submit the following in a single PDF document:
Letter of application
A statement of teaching philosophy (one to two pages)
A statement explaining how the candidate might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion among its core values (one to two pages)
A document that contains links to recordings of recent performances representing a variety of styles and genres (video preferred)
Selected candidates will later be asked to submit links to video recordings of recent teaching, either lessons or master classes
Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required of final candidates)
Contact information, including email address for at least three references (References may be contacted at a later stage of the search and only with the candidate's approval)
Review of applications will begin December 10, 2021. For more information please contact Dr. Christopher Hutton at Christopher.Hutton@furman.edu. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Music at Furman University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Furman enjoys a reputation as one of the most academically challenging institutions in the country; the Department of Music is considered among its peers to be one of the premier undergraduate music departments. Its faculty - comprised of approximately 19 full time and 21 part-time performing artists and scholars - and its staff and administrative personnel, are committed to providing a stimulating and creative educational environment for its approximately 150 music majors and 100 non-major participants.
Furman University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all facets of university life, and strives to create an anti-racist community through excellence in teaching, mentorship, and programming. Numerous initiatives and programs are underway or planned to promote these ideals, including: historic projects, dialogue initiatives, the Center for Inclusive Communities, and a recently approved major in Africana Studies.
Education Requirements: Masters (Required)
Job Posting End Date (if date is blank, posting is open ended):
Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.
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Furman University is a selective private liberal arts and sciences college committed to helping students develop intellectually, personally, and interpersonally and providing the practical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly-changing world. Furman professors are exceptional teacher-scholars who mentor undergraduate students within a campus community that values and encourages diverse ideas and perspectives.