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Assistant Professor or Instructor of Violin/Viola

University of Minnesota Duluth
Minnesota, United States
Not specified
Date posted
Jan 4, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Minnesota Duluth Department of Music is seeking an experienced teacher and performer for a full-time term position as Instructor or Assistant Professor of Violin/Viola beginning August 19, 2019.  Duties of this position are to teach applied violin/viola to a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate music majors, music minors, and non-majors; build and maintain a strong string studio; coach chamber music; and teach courses in string techniques and other courses at the undergraduate and graduate level as assigned by the Music Department Head.  Service to the department, university and profession is encouraged, as well as continued scholarly/creative activities, performing with Faculty String ensembles, actively engaging in recruitment activities for the department, and participating on school-wide university committees.

Required Qualifications:

Essential qualifications for this position include a completed Masters in a music related field from an accredited institution by June 30, 2019; two years successful experience teaching applied violin/viola and other music courses at the collegiate level, and recognition and accomplishment as violin/viola performer at the state/national level. 

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred qualifications include a completed doctorate in a music related field from an accredited institution by June 30, 2019; three years successful experience teaching applied violin/viola and other music courses at the collegiate level including string techniques; experience coaching chamber music at the collegiate level; recognition and accomplishment as a violin/viola performer at the national/international level; a record of success recruiting string students and developing a violin/viola studio; a record of success working collaboratively with faculty colleagues; and demonstrate ability to support the University’s commitment to equity and diversity.

Applications must be submitted on-line.  For a complete position description and information on how to apply, go to and search for job opening 328024.               

Complete applications must include:

1) Letter of application responding to the requirements of the position

2) Curriculum vitae/resume

3) Contact information of a minimum of three professional references

4) Statement of Teaching Philosophy

5) Statement of Diversity

6) Unofficial transcript(s) of the highest degree received (official transcripts will be required at time of interview)

7) Link(s) to high quality on-line audio and/or video recording(s) that demonstrates performance ability in diverse settings may be requested at a later date.

The cover letter and CV/resume will be attached during the application process. First submit the application and then return to the “My Activities” page to attach the additional documents. 

Completed on-line applications will be considered beginning 01-25-2019. This position will remain open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  For further information or questions about the on-line application process, please contact Janice Hilger-Anderson at 218-726-8207 or email

Please send any inquiries to:

Professor Jean R. Perrault

Violin/Viola Search Chair

1201 Ordean Court – 212 H

Duluth, MN  55812


If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the University of Minnesota Disability Specialist at 612-624-3316.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.  Individuals from underrepresented groups and US military veterans are encouraged to apply.

 If you have started receiving retirement annuity payments from the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) or Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) your eligibility for this position may be impacted. Please contact MSRS or PERA for any eligibility limitations.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.  

 The University of Minnesota Duluth is a state supported public institution.  A comprehensive university consistently places in the top national rankings of Midwestern regional universities. Approximately 11,000 students are currently enrolled in a community of 85,000.  Located on the beautiful north shore of Lake Superior, the university attracts students from across the United States and international locations.   The website can be found at

The School of Fine Arts is composed of the departments of music, art and design, and theatre, the Tweed Museum of Art, the Fine Arts Academy, the Marshall Performing Arts Center, and Weber Music Hall.  The school serves as a cultural, artistic, and educational center for the arts on campus and in Northern Minnesota and provides a comprehensive education for students in the performing and visual arts, including majors in art and music education, as well as complementary opportunities for students in other disciplines.   

The UMD Department of Music, comprised of 150 undergraduate and graduate majors, offers the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music Degrees in Performance, Music Education, Theory/Composition, and Jazz Studies. The Master of Music program offers degrees with emphases in Music Education, Performance, Conducting, and Collaborative Piano.  Music students and faculty play a leading role in offering cultural and artistic enrichment to the campus, community, and upper Midwest area through outreach and scholarly/creative activities. Ensembles include Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Marching Band, Pep Band, Jazz Ensembles, University Singers, Chamber Singers, Concert Chorale and Vocal Jazz. UMD Music programs are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.   

Smoking, chewing tobacco and the use of electronic cigarettes prohibited on all UMD property, including indoor facilities, campus grounds and University vehicles.

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