Assistant Professor, Viola - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a nationally recognized studio, sustain a national/international record as a performer, engage in other research/creative activities appropriate to the discipline (master classes and presentations at the local, state, regional, national and international levels), and serve on departmental, college, and university committees. Secondary duties may include (as load requires/allows) chamber music coaching, courses in string pedagogy and/or literature, and other duties as assigned.

The School of Music at The University of Alabama invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Studio Viola. Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and designated rank. The School of Music seeks a collaborative and engaged colleague dedicated to the growth of our program. Primary duties will be to recruit, teach, and retain students in applied viola at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A minimum of an earned Master’s Degree, professional experience, and evidence of outstanding musical artistry and effective teaching is required.

Review of applications will begin as they arrive and continue until the position is filled. In order to ensure full consideration, please apply no later than November 24, 2014. The position will officially close on May 1, 2015. All applicants must apply online at Applications should include a letter of interest; curriculum vita; names and contact information of five additional references who may be contacted.

Please have three letters of recommendation sent to the search committee. Two copies of performance CDs and DVDs as well as video recordings, and other supporting materials can be sent to:

Viola Search Committee
Dr. Blake Richardson, Chair
School of Music – Box 870366
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0366

Performances may also be submitted through video sharing sites such as YouTube. Please provide a document with links to your video clips.

Additional Position Information

The University of Alabama, founded in 1831, is the flagship campus of the three-campus system. It is located in Tuscaloosa, a city of 100,00 that was named an All-American City by the National Civic League. The School of Music is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences and serves approximately 400 music majors and countless non-majors across the university. The School offers Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance, Music Therapy, and Theory/Composition, the Bachelor of Science degree in both instrumental and vocal/choral Music Education, and the Bachelor of Arts degree in both General Music and Music Administration. Additionally, the School offers the Master of Music degree in Performance, Composition and Musicology. And it is the only institution in the state to offer the Doctor of Musical Arts degree, doing so in Performance (including Conducting) and Composition. It currently employs 38 tenured or tenure-track faculty and 22 part-time faculty. Additional information about the School of Music may be found at

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please upload the names of contact information for five additional references to the other document 1 tab. The list of links to video clips may be uploaded to the other document 2 tab.

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Keyword Phrases

  • Assistant Professor, Viola
  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
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  • Music (instrument)
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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