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Applied Violin (Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor) (Central Michigan University)

Position Summary

  • Recruit and retain high-quality applied string students at the undergraduate and graduate levels;

  • Pursue scholarly and creative activity that meets CMU standards for tenure and promotion;

  • Teach courses in string techniques, coach chamber ensembles, string repertoire, and within the field of Commercial Music which could include, but are not limited to, the following disciplines: Music Theory, Composition, Audio/Visual Production and Music Survey courses;

  • Additional duties may be assigned in accordance with areas of expertise and in consultation with the Director of the School of Music;

  • Serve on departmental, collegiate, and professional committees.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in violin performance (ABD candidates will be considered if degree completion is assured before duties commence), or commensurate professional experience;

  • Candidate must possess outstanding performance skills, successful college teaching experience, and be able to teach and collaborate within the field of Commercial Music;

  • Courses and areas of interest within the Commercial Music specialization could include, but are not limited to: Music Theory, Audio/Video Engineering, Music Composition, Music Production, or survey courses of varying genres, including popular and non-Western musics;

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community. The Search Committee will accept applications until finalists are selected. You must submit an online application to be considered an applicant for this position. Applications must include a letter of application that specifically addresses position qualifications, duties and includes a brief statement of teaching philosophy, a current vita that provides detailed evidence of successful teaching of applied violin and other areas of expertise at the college level, a diversity statement (Other Document 1) and copies of undergraduate and graduate degree transcripts (upload as one document). A single document listing direct online links of up to four video recordings created within the last three years must be provided. All links must be accessible by direct link (e.g., no further registration is required). Links should include at least three solo recordings of different works made within the last three years, preferably live concert performances or unedited recordings. A minimum of one must contain video, and one may be of a chamber performance. Please supply the contact information for three references who may be contacted to submit recommendation letters. Address inquiries to: Chair, Violin Search Committee School of Music Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI 48859 Phone: (989) 774-3281 Fax: (989) 774-3766

About the DepartmentThe School of Music is located in a state-of-the-art 119,000 square foot facility with a 500-seat concert hall housing a 61-rank Casavant organ, a 100-seat recital hall, MIDI technology labs, recording facilities, music resource center, and 79 practice rooms. The School of Music has 38 full- and part-time faculty and an enrollment of 350 undergraduate and graduate majors and minors. To learn more about the school, visit the school website.

About CMU

Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives. We serve nearly 19,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence. CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more. Central is home to 17 men’s and women’s Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17. CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. It’s part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state’s largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant. Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city’s central location in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

EEO Statement

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex‐based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see If you wish to see “EEO is the Law” posters, please click here. CMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a matter. Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be made to CMU’s Title IX Coordinator, the US Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary, or both. CMU’s Title IX Coordinator can be reached at: Phone: 989-774-3253 Office: 103 E. Preston St. Bovee University Center, suite 306 Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 Email:


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