The University of Southern California Thornton School of Music invites applications for the position of professor of violin (tenure track), The appointment begins in August of 2019.
Combining the benefits of a world-class conservatory and a leading research university, the USC Thornton School of Music offers students the opportunity to pursue a thorough music education in a real-world context.Â We offer students a full range of musical disciplines across a demanding innovative curriculum, and the opportunity to work with a faculty of national and international renown.
The USC Thornton Strings Department has an illustrious history and its stellar, committed faculty place special emphasis on traditional hands-on musical instruction, career guidance, and a plethora of faculty-student collaborative projects.Â While tradition is critical to the departmentâs continued excellence, modern, elegantly innovative ideas also ensure a bright future for our art.
The ideal candidate for this position is an artist and pedagogue of the highest ability, with an international reputation as teacher and performer, who is willing to contribute fully to the artistic and intellectual life of the Thornton School.
Principal duties will include studio violin teaching and chamber music coaching as needed at the college undergraduate and graduate level; serving the department in faculty meetings, juries and auditions; and participating on School of Music committees, and University committees as proves relevant.
Applicants must have demonstrated success in teaching individual studio instruction at the collegiate level.Â Preference will be given to candidates with a proven track record for recruiting talented students.Â Candidate must also have demonstrated excellence as a distinguished performer.Â Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.Â Review of applications will commence in late October and the position will remain open until filled.
Interested candidates must apply through the USC online system. Candidates are asked to provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three references for letters of recommendation.Â Do not send recordings and other supporting materials unless requested.Â Materials will not be returned.
USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.Â Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.
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