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Assistant Professor of Violin - College of Creative Arts

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Morgantown, West Virginia


The College of Creative Arts is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor of Violin.

A full-time, nine-month, tenure track appointment. The primary assignment is teaching applied violin and violin methods and pedagogy courses to undergraduate and graduate students. Additional teaching responsibilities may include the coaching of chamber music. Attracting and retaining violin students, participation in School of Music activities, and participation in faculty governance is required. The candidate will be required to establish and maintain a national and/or international professional profile through performances, recordings, publication, presentation, scholarship, and other research/creative activity. Active participation in professional organizations in the field is expected.


Qualifications must be met by the time of appointment:

The successful candidate must be or have potential to be a nationally recognized performer and teacher. Demonstrated excellence in professional performance is required, along with a sustained record of successful collegiate studio teaching (two years minimum preferred). A Master's degree in music is required, and a completed doctorate in music or equivalent professional experience is desired. The School of Music seeks a candidate who will demonstrate exemplary communication skills, collegiality, and the ability to contribute to the intellectual and cultural life of the University.

APPLICATION:Applicants must submit the following:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A 1-page teaching philosophy that also briefly addresses teaching students with variousbackgrounds and goals
  • Three references (with name, address, phone, email, and relationship to applicant)
  • Links to at least three live audio and/or video recordings (about 30 min of music), one of which should demonstrate chamber music performance.

Additional materials may be requested later. Apply online at

DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin October 20, 2022. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC ( brings together musicians and scholars from across the nation and the world in a vibrant musical community that is dedicated to fostering excellence, creativity, and innovation in the arts and humanities. It is the flagship music institution in the state, located about an hour's drive from Pittsburgh and about three hours by car from Baltimore or Washington, D.C. Of the roughly 800 majors in the College of Creative Arts, 275 are in the School of Music. Housed in the multi-million-dollar Canady Creative Arts Center, the School of Music comprises 40 full-time and 23 part-time faculty and is the only fully accredited music unit in the state of West Virginia that offers BA, BM, MM, MA, and DMA degree programs in music. Music faculty members can benefit from an active program of professional development and travel grants sponsored by WVU and by the College of Creative Arts. The School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, and the music education program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and the West Virginia Department of Education.

THE COLLEGE OF CREATIVE ARTS ( is one of 15 colleges within the university, includes the Schools of Music, Theatre & Dance, and Art & Design, and offers the state's premier training in the visual and performing arts. Each of these units has a national profile of excellence and all programs are nationally accredited (NASM, NAST, and NASAD).

The College of Creative Arts is housed in WVU's Canady Creative Arts Center and has more than 80 full-time faculty and 34 professional staff whose mission is to educate succeeding generations of artists, teachers, and scholars through an experiential student-centered approach to learning. The College advocates the Arts as a medium through which the diversity of human experience is understood and valued. Exemplifying excellence and innovation in performance, exhibition, scholarship, and creative research, the College offers artistic and cultural opportunities for the citizens of West Virginia and the regional community.

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY ( is classified as an R1 or Highest Research Activity institution, and is the state's only comprehensive doctoral-granting, land grant institution. WVU has a current enrollment of approximately 28,000 undergraduate and 5,500 graduate students enrolled in more than 184 graduate and undergraduate programs. The university community is committed to student-centered priorities, academic excellence, research, creative activity, and service to the state.

The city of Morgantown has 55,000 residents and has been ranked as the "#1 Small City in America," the "Best Small City in the East," and the "3rd Best Small Town" in the nation. Boasting a strong economy and an unemployment rate well below the national average, the area also offers a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities.

West Virginia University has created a dual career program to help faculty partners or spouses find employment in and around the university (

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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