Professor of Practice - Cello - (FAC001793)

Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 15, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Moores School of Music at the University of Houston is pleased to invite applications for a non-tenure-track faculty position as Professor of Practice in Cello for a Fall 2021 appointment.

The selected candidate will serve as a member of the string area faculty with colleagues in violin, viola, and double bass. As such, the applicants for this position should be prepared to:

  • Teach applied cello to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Coach string and mixed student chamber ensembles.
  • Maintain an active performance calendar with national and international engagements.
  • Recruit and retain excellent cello students.
  • Engage in related service activities.
  • Teach string pedagogy at the undergraduate and graduate levels

The ideal candidate will have experience in higher education, an aptitude for innovative approaches to teaching and mentoring students, a high level of community involvement, a commitment to collaboration, and an international performing career with a track record of recognition and awards. We especially welcome applications from candidates with specializations that reflect the University of Houston's commitment to diversity.

In order to receive full consideration for the position, submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter & CV
  • Link(s) to a teaching video(s) (minimum of 2 students of different levels)
  • Link(s) to a video(s) of representative performance(s) recorded within the last five years. Live performance(s) are preferred.
  • List of 3 professional references who may be contacted as needed by the search committee.

The applicant's recommenders will receive instructions independently on submitting letters electronically. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin on May 3, 2021 and will continue until the position has been filled.

Submit all materials at the UH website: Further inquiries can be sent to Kirsten Yon, Cello Search Committee Chair, at or 713-743-3154.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Qualifications :

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Terminal degree in the discipline or master's degrees with considerable professional performing experience commensurate with a terminal degree.
  • Have demonstrated excellence in cello teaching at the highest level, represented by student success.
  • Have demonstrated the ability to attract, recruit, and retain students in a music school environment.
  • Be prepared to plan and organize events associated with master classes, visiting artists, festivals, etc.
  • Have at least 5 years of college-level teaching experience in a music school.
  • Leadership ability, including an ability to assume administrative duties in the string division of the School of Music.
  • Be an active member of an established chamber ensemble with national or international credentials.
  • Demonstrated commitment to community engagement and issues around social equity and inclusion.
  • Knowledge of under-represented creative works, literature, and pedagogies.

In addition, applicants for the position are expected to exhibit the following Core Values and Competencies listed below:

MSM faculty exhibit:

  • Passion, energy and tenacity;
  • Integrity and collegiality, especially in regards to diversity;
  • An ability to attract resources, including grants or other external sources of support that advance the school's mission;
  • An aptitude for building dynamic degree programs and recruiting top-tier students;
  • An ability to find creative solutions to difficult problems.

MSM faculty are also committed to:

  • Excellence in the arts, arts education, and arts scholarship;
  • Fostering student growth and success;
  • Collaboration with others, both within and across disciplines.

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the university are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

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