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 Violin for Fall 2022 appointment.
The successful candidate will serve as a member of the string area
faculty with colleagues in violin, viola, cello, and double bass.
As such, the applicants for this position should be prepared
- Teach applied violin to undergraduate and graduate
- Coach string and mixed student chamber ensembles.
- Maintain an active performance calendar with national and
- Recruit and retain excellent violin students.
- Engage in related service activities.
- Teach orchestral repertoire at the undergraduate and graduate
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated commitment to the future
of the art form, including to music performance as an art form that
reaches as wide and diverse an audience as possible. The ideal
candidate will have aptitude for innovative approaches to teaching
and mentoring students, a high level of community involvement, a
commitment to collaboration, and a national or 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
In order to receive full consideration for the position, submit the
- Cover letter & CV
- 750-word diversity statement (details below under "cluster
- Links to a teaching videos (minimum of 2 students of different
- Links to videos of representative performances recorded within
the last five years. Live performances 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 Jan. 3, 2022 and continue until the position has been
Submit all materials at the UH website: https://uh.edu/human-resources/careers/
Cluster hire program:
This position is part of an Interdisciplinary Cluster Hire program
in the studio practice disciplines in the McGovern College of the
Arts. The program is one of many initiatives that advances the
McGovern College's priority of achieving an inclusive and
innovative climate. Candidates appointed within the program are
eligible for supplemental funding from the Office of the Dean in
support of their research agenda.
The McGovern College of the Arts understands the value of a diverse
faculty, of a diversity of approaches to the arts, and of
approaching the arts as an interdisciplinary area of study. The
College believes that such values are fundamental to the future of
arts production. To express its commitment to these values, the
Interdisciplinary Cluster Hire programs seeks to identify and build
a diverse network of practitioners, researchers, and scholars that
will inform and support the work of the College in these areas. The
program will bring a minimum of seven new faculty members to the
College's studio practice disciplines.
The McGovern College is the culturally rich and innovative home of
the visual and performing arts at the University of Houston, one of
the most diverse R1 institutions in the nation and situated in the
thriving, dynamic, and extraordinarily diverse arts metropolis that
is the twenty-first century city of Houston. Therefore the
successful candidate for this position will excel at teaching and
mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race,
ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual
orientation, and religion.
Diversity statement: Applicants must submit 750-word statement
addressing their experience with, interest in, or contributions to
diversity and inclusion efforts that impact students, faculty,
staff, or the applicant's field of study; and addressing how they
envision demonstrating a similar commitment at the University of
Houston. Applicants may address their experience, interest, or
contributions in one or more of the following areas:
- Teaching and mentoring a range of artistic expressions that
reflect the diversification of the arts disciplines and the need to
ensure access to an arts education to as wide a student body as
- Pursuing a sustainable agenda of research and artistic practice
dedicated to interdisciplinary cultural studies or to an overall
research agenda that supports diversity in the arts disciplines.
Areas of secondary interdisciplinary interest that might be
reflected in one's practice include, for example, Comparative
Cultural Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Diaspora Studies, Gender
and Sexuality Studies, Racial Inequality, Social Justice,
Sociology, or others.
- Collaborating across the arts disciplines with artists whose
specializations or practices differ from your own.
- Developing interdisciplinary curriculum that reflects
diversification of the arts disciplines beyond the "Western canon"
as codified in the last century.
Inquiries may be sent to Kirsten Yon, Violin Search Committee
Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-743-3154
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer. 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.
- Advanced university degree or equivalency in professional
- Have demonstrated excellence in violin teaching at the highest
level, represented by student success.
- Have demonstrated the ability to attract, recruit, and retain
- Be prepared to plan and organize events associated with master
classes, visiting artists, festivals, etc.
- Leadership ability, including an ability to assume
administrative duties in the string division of the School of
- Demonstrated commitment to community engagement and issues
around social equity and inclusion.
- Knowledge of under-represented creative works, literature, and
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
- 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
- An ability to find creative solutions to difficult
MSM faculty are also committed to:
Notes to Applicant:
- Excellence in the arts, arts education, and arts
- Fostering student growth and success
- Collaboration with others, both within and across
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.