Job Opportunities in the Department of Music

Teacher of Applied Music, Cello and Chamber Music

Washington University in St. Louis announces a part-time position, teacher of applied music in cello and chamber music, to begin in January 2023. This is a non-tenure-track, renewable appointment. We are looking for a dynamic studio instructor in cello and chamber music for both non-majors and music majors at all experience levels. The Department of Music, part of the College of Arts & Sciences, offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music, M.A. in Musicology and Theory, and Ph.D. in Musicology and Theory. In addition to the music major, the Department also confers minors in music and provides lesson and performance opportunities for some 500 students per semester. Our highly motivated, academically oriented undergraduates pursue musical performance primarily as a valuable aspect of their liberal arts education and less commonly as a professional goal.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in music.
  • Three years of applied cello teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver instruction from beginning to advanced proficiency levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver instruction in chamber music groups often requiring creative programming solutions and flexible scheduling.
  • Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds.
  • Solo and collaborative performance profile.
     

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous university-level teaching experience.
  • Experience in orchestral settings leading group sectionals.
  • Flexible schedule.

Application Instructions
Consideration of applications will begin on December 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Applications must include:
1. letter of application
2. curriculum vitae or resume
3. Word document of PDF containing hyperlinks to media material of recent performances or recordings (YouTube, personal website, etc.)

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
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Assistant Professor of Musicology (tenured/tenure-track)


As part of the Race and Ethnicity Cluster Hire Initiative at Washington University in St. Louis, the Department of Music is seeking an Assistant Professor of Musicology (broadly defined) who conducts innovative scholarship on issues of music, race, and ethnicity. Our search is not limited to a specific historical period or musical tradition. Rather, we seek an outstanding scholar whose work addresses race, power, and (in)justice in geographic and cultural areas that complement and/or expand upon those already covered by Music faculty. This position may build upon our strong relationships with such units as African and African American Studies, American Culture Studies, and Performing Arts, or could forge entirely new connections to other units. This hire is intended to enhance our department’s already strong profile in the study of music’s relationship to race and ethnicity in global contexts. Please see music.wustl.edu for more information about our faculty and the Department of Music.   

Through the Race and Ethnicity Cluster Hire Initiative, Washington University in St. Louis aims to build a world-class research program on race.  The Initiative invites applications for open-rank tenured/tenure-track faculty positions across a range of fields, with a focus on the study of race and ethnicity.  With diverse disciplinary options among the schools and departments seeking to hire, candidates are encouraged to check the Initiative website for unit-specific opportunities and preferences -- https://sites.wustl.edu/provost2020/2022-cluster-hire/. Candidates will specify the unit(s) for which they seek to be considered in the application portal.
 
Candidates for the Assistant Professor of Musicology position must have a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in musicology or a related field, or else complete all degree requirements by July 1, 2023. Candidates must have an active and innovative research agenda focused on race and/or ethnicity and a commitment to excellent teaching. 
 
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are core values at Washington University in St. Louis. Strong candidates will be required to demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. Washington University especially encourages applications from women and members of minoritized groups.  

Applications should be received by October 3, 2022, to ensure full consideration. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae by this date.  Additional materials may be requested upon initial review of applications, including a statement of research and teaching interests, a statement describing your commitment to and experiences with advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and service, names and contact information for three references, and two writing samples.  These supporting documents should not be submitted at this time, however.  Applications for the position in Music may be submitted electronically via this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/111329.   

If applicants have questions about the application process, they should contact Professor David Cunningham at david.cunningham@wustl.edu
 
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.

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Each year Washington University publishes a Safety and Security brochure that details what to do and whom to contact in an emergency. This report also publishes the federally required annual security and fire safety reports, containing campus crime and fire statistics as well as key university policies and procedures. You may access the Safety and Security brochure at https://police.wustl.edu/clery-reports-logs/.

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

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