The School of the Arts Music Program at Northern Kentucky University invites applications for a full-time, three-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in violin, beginning Fall 2019. The successful candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm and interest in cultivating a thriving violin studio and string area, and will work with faculty colleagues to enhance the offerings of a dynamic and growing program in the School of the Arts. Secondary teaching responsibilities include classroom teaching of aural skills or music theory. Faculty responsibilities include teaching, program and school-level service, and academic mentoring.
The School of the Arts at Northern Kentucky University offers a wide array of degree programs in the visual and performing arts. The music program within the School of the Arts offers the B.M.E. in Music Education, the B.M in Performance, Jazz Studies, and Composition, and the B.A. in Music with tracks in audio production and music technology. The music program is a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. See the music web site at music.nku.edu for additional information.
Located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University is a 14,000-student nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly two million people. Greater Cincinnati has one of the most vibrant and multifaceted cultural scenes in the Midwest, with The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops, The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Ballet, a large community of working artists, musicians and designers and a variety of theaters. It offers an outstanding quality of life and an affordable cost of living. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, but especially from individuals who contribute to the diversity of our academic community.
Primary Responsibilities :
Full-load teaching requirements will include applied studio teaching (primarily violin with the possibility of additional students in viola). Applied teaching includes commitment to weekly studio class, string area performance class, auditions, juries, and recital hearings, and attendance at degree recitals. The position will also include classroom teaching, including courses such as but not limited to, String Methods, String Pedagogy, Music Theory, Aural Skills, String Chamber Music, and Advanced Writing for Musicians. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in teaching classroom aural skills and/or music theory. The ideal candidate will:
be committed to being an outstanding teacher both in the applied violin studio and classroom
have both applied violin and classroom teaching experience (work at the collegiate level being highly desirable)
be a self-starter, one who will utilize non-teaching time at school to benefit the students, area, and program through weekly office hours, mentorship and advisement, faculty/student collaboration, and creative projects
have a drive to create, implement, and execute recruitment and retention activities on and off campus for current and prospective students (ie. String Workshop Days, School Visits, Masterclasses, etc.)
Additional duties include performing with the Corbett Faculty Ensemble, participating in recruitment events, University/Program service and committee work, and assisting with the Philharmonic Orchestra (ie. Bowings, sectionals, occasionally performing and/or rehearsing with Philharmonic, etc.).
Additional opportunities may be available with the NKU String Project and Music Preparatory Program.
-Master's degree in music required; doctorate preferred -Successful record of both applied and classroom teaching -Demonstrated excellence in violin performance -Commitment to recruitment, retention, and developing relationships with area music educators and students -A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, mentorship, and development is essential and is in keeping with the needs and mission of the area/program -Successful college teaching experience is desirable
Please include the following in the application:
A statement of your personal philosophy on diversity and inclusion and why they are important in higher education. Please include specifics regarding your commitment and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Under other -Link to performance video(s) -Link to applied teaching video(s) -Link to classroom teaching video (optional, but preference given to theory or aural skills classroom teaching video)
Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.
Minimum Education: Master's Degree
Quick Link: 8192
Internal Number: 8192
About Northern Kentucky University
NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.
Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost.
While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names.