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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Baroque Cello/Viola da Gamba

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A complete application consists of a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of purpose (1,200 word maximum), as well as contact information for three letters of reference. A message with instructions about uploading letters of reference will be sent automatically to each of your reference providers upon the submission of your application. The statement of purpose should articulate the applicant’s principles and ideals relevant to serving the Historical Performance Department via teaching and performance. Please do not send audio/video files or other materials until requested to do so. If you need help completing your application, contact Phyllis Bond, (812) 855-5541, bpfranz@indiana.edu.

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Position Details

Title Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Baroque Cello/Viola da Gamba
Appointment Status Tenure
Department IU Bloomington Jacobs School of Music
Position Summary

The Jacobs School of Music seeks a candidate for a tenure-track position in the Historical Performance Department; both senior and junior applicants will be considered. The successful candidate will possess a distinguished performance profile with significant credits on both the baroque cello and the viola da gamba, will be able to work collegially with other faculty, and will be able to inspire gifted young performers in a professionally-oriented educational environment. The Department’s activities are closely aligned with the Jacobs School’s Historical Performance Institute, the research arm in the scholarship of historical performance. Included in the Jacobs School’s viol collection is a matched set of renaissance viols by Michael Heale (used for many years by the ensemble Fretwork), a set of English model viols, and a lirone by John Pringle; Peter Tourin seven-string and Kessler six-string basses; vielles and rebecs and several violones. Responsibilities:
Teach baroque cello and viola da gamba-family instruments in both solo and chamber music contexts, at all undergraduate and graduate degree and diploma levels; teach performance practice courses, coach chamber music, and direct ensemble performances, where appropriate. Maintain an active program of research and performance activities. Opportunities to teach/coach medieval and renaissance strings (vielle and rebec), as applicable. Service on departmental hearing committees, doctoral committees, participation in recruitment, and service on Jacobs School committees is expected.

Basic Qualifications

Master’s degree required, doctorate preferred, both directed toward historical performance. Equivalent professional experience will be given equal consideration. Senior applicants should demonstrate familiarity with historical performance scholarship and the ability to deploy original sources and notation in both teaching and performance. A successful track record teaching graduate students or leading/coaching peers at the professional level will be expected. Additional editorial and/or research publication output will receive special consideration. Junior applicants should be able to show a correspondingly high level of future promise in the aforementioned areas of qualification.

Department Contact for Questions

Phyllis Bond
I.U. Jacobs School of Music,
bpfranz@indiana.edu
(812) 855-5541

Additional Qualifications
Salary and Rank Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The committee will consider both junior and senior applicants and may recommend appointment at the level of assistant, associate, or full professor.
Special Instructions

A complete application consists of a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of purpose (1,200 word maximum), as well as contact information for three letters of reference. A message with instructions about uploading letters of reference will be sent automatically to each of your reference providers upon the submission of your application. The statement of purpose should articulate the applicant’s principles and ideals relevant to serving the Historical Performance Department via teaching and performance. Please do not send audio/video files or other materials until requested to do so. If you need help completing your application, contact Phyllis Bond, (812) 855-5541, bpfranz@indiana.edu.

For Best Consideration Date 01/23/2017
Expected Start Date 08/01/2017
OAA # 21612-03

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Other
Optional Documents