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Assistant Professor of Violin

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Work type: Full-time
Location: TCU Main Campus
Categories: College of Fine Arts

Application Deadline
January 14, 2022

Position Details
This full-time faculty position is on-campus and in-person.

Assistant Professor, tenure-track position. Teach studio violin at the undergraduate, graduate, and artist diploma levels; recruit and maintain a high-quality violin studio through teaching and performing activities; continue/expand professional performance to achieve national and international visibility; coach chamber music and teach other secondary areas according to the needs of the School as defined by the Director of the School of Music; participate in departmental activities, including solo and collaborative performing, and other activities appropriate for a faculty member at a major research university.

Department Details
The School of Music, home to the new Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU, is a fully accredited institutional member of NASM with 75 full- and part-time faculty members and approximately 350 undergraduate and graduate music majors. The School provides a wide range of opportunities for music and intellectual growth, offering BM, BME, BA, MM, MME, and DMA degrees, as well as an Artist Diploma program of study. The School of Music is one of six units housed within the College of Fine Arts.

School/College Description
The TCU College of Fine Arts is home to six units: the School of Art, the School for Classical & Contemporary Dance, the School of Music, the Department of Design, the Department of Fashion Merchandising, and the Department of Theatre. The college offers 33 undergraduate degree programs and 24 advanced degree programs to help prepare the next generation of creative leaders in the arts. Approximately 850 undergraduate students and 120 graduate and professional program students pursue their passions in the TCU College of Fine Arts. These talented students study under renowned professors and guest artists, annually present more than 350 public performances and presentations, and display art and design work in juried exhibitions and competitions, among other creative activities. The college also offers a minor in Arts Leadership & Entrepreneurship and oversees two on-campus art galleries.

University & Fort Worth Description

Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 299 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes eight schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the new TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, which is operated in collaboration with the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.

Currently, TCU enrolls 9,474 undergraduates and 1,490 graduate students. Twenty-six percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, 5 percent are international students, and 42 percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members, 87 percent of whom hold a terminal degree. For nine consecutive years, TCU has been selected as one of the Great Colleges to Work For®.

At TCU, diversity, equity and inclusion are an educational imperative that is tied directly to our University mission and vision. For the second consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights our ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with our core values and to create a campus culture where everyone is respected and feels included. Among TCU’s actions this year was approving a resolution to adopt DEI into its core curriculum.


Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country.

Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.

Required Application Materials & Application Instructions
An earned doctorate at the time of appointment is preferred, though equivalent professional experience will be considered. Master’s degree is required. Candidates must demonstrate high-level performing ability and promise for national and international recognition as a performer and teacher. A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is strongly desired; learn more about TCU’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at

Applications should include:
- letter of application
- statement on the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
- a complete vita;
- a list of 5 professional references; and
- links to video recordings of performances.

Candidates may be asked to submit additional materials in later stages of the application process.

Only electronic materials will be accepted.

AA/EEO Statement
As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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