Full Time Artist/Teacher of Cello

Ohio, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 26, 2020
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Full Time Artist/Teacher of Cello


The Conservatory of Music at Baldwin Wallace University seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track artist/teacher of Cello. The position is Assistant Professor rank and begins on August 1, 2021.


The successful candidate will be an accomplished cellist, outstanding teacher, and versatile artist who is committed to helping Conservatory students prepare for dynamic and unpredictable careers as performing artists, educators, and leaders. The successful candidate will teach an undergraduate cello studio that includes performance, music education, and music therapy majors; coach chamber ensembles; play an active role in the recruitment of students for the Conservatory and the University; actively participate in faculty chamber music on and off campus; provide positive leadership for Conservatory colleagues and students, along with public school teachers and alumni; maintain an excellent reputation as a performer and pedagogue; perform other institutional service typically required of a full-time faculty member (advising, committee service, coordinating aspects of the string department, community outreach, etc.); teach other courses based on candidate’s expertise or the Conservatory’s needs.


Required qualifications: Compelling artistic background in classical music performance; demonstrated record of excellent teaching; demonstrated commitment to developing the artistic and educational growth of undergraduate music students; required masters degree, though preference will be given to candidates with an earned doctoral degree (PhD or DMA) by the start date; potential for scholarship through artistic endeavors such as performances, conference presentations, recordings, and publications. Additional consideration will be given to candidates with secondary interest or experience in music extending beyond the boundaries of traditional classical music performance. These secondary areas could include one of more of the following: music technology, improvisation, entrepreneurship, composition, applications of multicultural or commercial music in an applied studio, or other research interests.


Please submit: Cover letter; Curriculum Vita; one-page statement of individual teaching/leadership philosophy; one or more internet links to recent recorded public performances - video is preferred, audio is acceptable (additional recordings may be requested later in the process); contact information for 3 or more professional references (including e-mail and phone numbers). All of these documents must be merged into a single PDF file and posted using the To Apply link on BW’s Employment and Careers’ web page at https://www.bw.edu/employment. For full consideration, applicants should submit materials no later than December 7. This search will be conducted in accordance with current health and safety precautions prescribed by the State of Ohio and Baldwin Wallace University.


Baldwin Wallace is a private institution located 20 miles southwest of Cleveland. The University offers an outstanding benefits package including funding for professional travel, summer grant opportunities, and tuition benefits for immediate family. Established in 1898, the Conservatory of Music offers 320 undergraduate music majors a professional training program enhanced by a comprehensive and entrepreneurial liberal arts curriculum. Our artistically charged atmosphere and superb facility inspires students in all majors to strive for creative excellence. Our close proximity to Cleveland enables significant partnerships with major cultural institutions, including The Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Apollo’s Fire, and Playhouse Square along with numerous other educational and performing opportunities. Learn more at www.bw.edu. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment, the University and Conservatory actively encourage applications from individuals who celebrate diversity.