Assistant Professor of Music - Violin (1-year term)

  • DePauw University
  • Greencastle, IN
  • May 05, 2022
Full time Music

Job Description

 DePauw University

Location: Greencastle, IN

Open Date: Apr 27, 2022


DePauw University (, a top-tier liberal arts college with one of the first Schools of Music in the country, invites applications for a full-time term Assistant Professor in the School of Music ( beginning August 2022. Renewal of this position may be possible based on successful performance and institutional need. Primary responsibilities include providing excellent applied violin instruction to music majors, minors, and students in the College of Liberal Arts, with possible teaching in an area of secondary interest, and leading recruitment initiatives for the violin studio as well as in the strings area. The work in recruitment may account for up to one-third of the responsibilities for the position. The candidate is expected to provide sample lessons for prospective students and participate in prospective student events and auditions. The successful candidate is also expected to develop a strong musical presence as a performer and participant in professional organizations such as ASTA.

In 2015, the DePauw University School of Music launched the 21st-Century Musician (21CM) Initiative, a complete reimagining of the skills, tools, and experiences necessary to create musicians of the future-flexible, entrepreneurial musicians who find diverse musical venues and outlets in addition to traditional performance spaces, develop new audiences, and utilize their music innovatively to impact and strengthen communities. Our program is one of the few required multi-course entrepreneurial music curricula in the country. Within the next two years, the School of Music will become a part of a larger school incorporating disciplines in the creative and performing arts. In addition to developing artistic excellence in their discipline, music students will encounter frameworks for interdisciplinary exploration, collaboration, and innovation. All faculty members will play a role in shaping this vision.

School of Music faculty seek a colleague who is:

  • Committed to a student-centered, small campus environment and understands the value of a liberal arts education;
  • Dedicated to being an outstanding and versatile performer, musician, and pedagogue;
  • Invested in working collaboratively with others to build community; and
  • Committed to the ideals of equity and diversity, employing inclusive pedagogy and valuing difference.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in music or commensurate experience
  • Evidence of professional-level performance
  • Record of success in recruitment

Preferred Qualifications:

A secondary area of expertise/interest including, but not limited to:

  • Skill with multiple styles
  • Skill with improvisation
  • Teaching ability in a cognate area in music
  • Focus on creativity, design thinking, innovation
  • History of interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Knowledge or skill with another art form

DePauw University is a leading, nationally-recognized liberal arts university dedicated to educating just over 1,600 highly talented, motivated, and diverse students from across the country and around the globe. Connected to the liberal arts college is one of the nation's first Schools of Music. For 185 years, DePauw has created an atmosphere of intellectual challenge and social engagement that prepares students for lifelong success. Located in Greencastle, Indiana, about a 45-minute drive west of Indianapolis, DePauw is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association. DePauw has an ongoing commitment to diversity and seeks to strengthen our institution through equitable and inclusive practices. Please see this profile for more information about DePauw University.

Application Instructions

Candidates should submit the following material through Interfolio: an application letter specific to the position, summarizing teaching philosophy and artistic/scholarly interests and evidence of successful violin teaching at the collegiate or similar level; curriculum vitae; one-page summary of strategies for string recruitment; contact information for three references; and web links to a representative selection of live video recordings of recent performances.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send inquiries to: Dr. Caroline Jetton, Associate Dean of the School of Music at

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