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Assistant Professor of Viola, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

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Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, a comprehensive college for the performing and media arts, seeks a teacher/performing artist for a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment in viola, to begin August 15, 2022. Salary will be commensurate with credentials within college guidelines. CCM’s String Department is a highly collaborative, multidimensional area of the Performance Studies Division offering the BM, MM, AD and DMA degree programs. During CCM’s illustrious 150-year history, its string faculty has included Dorothy DeLay, Lynn Harrell, Zara Nelsova, Eugène Ysaÿe, and the LaSalle Quartet. Its graduates are currently teaching at major conservatories and performing in major orchestras worldwide from Berlin to Beijing.

Essential Functions

The successful candidate will serve as an integral member of the String Department as Assistant Professor of Viola in Residence. Responsibilities include teaching viola courses on all collegiate levels (BM, MM, AD, and DMA), teaching studio-related courses as needed, and recruiting and maintaining a high-quality studio. Additional duties will include advising doctoral documents and projects, lecture-recitals, and coaching chamber music. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the discipline through engagement in significant professional activities including maintaining regional, national, and international visibility in solo/chamber music/orchestral performance, masterclasses, services to the college/university/community through committee membership, academic advising, and mentoring students.

Minimum Requirements

Prior to the effective date of the appointment, the successful candidate must have either:

  1. A Master’s Degree in Music in addition to a total of two years of experience. Such experience must encompass two years of professional performance experience as well as two academic years of professional teaching experience, which can, but need not, be contemporaneous to the professional performance experience. 
  2. Or a Bachelor’s Degree in Music in addition to a total of seven years of experience. Such experience must encompass five years of progressive post-baccalaureate work experience in viola (such as instructing clinics/masterclasses/workshops, coaching, publishing scholarly or pedagogical works, recording projects, or touring) as well as two years of professional performance experience and two academic years of professional teaching experience, which can, but need not, be contemporaneous to the professional performance experience.

Application Process

Review of applications will begin January 10, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a current CV, and a summary page with indicators of student successes (such as employment and competition successes), professional experience, recruiting successes, contact information for three professional references, and links to audio/video of current performances and teaching examples. We will not accept CDs or other forms of non-electronic media.Please use the additional documents feature as needed for these items

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.




The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


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Assistant Professor of Viola, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Date:  Jan 13, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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