Artist Performer/Assistant Professor of Guitar

University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
Closing date
Dec 7, 2021

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The University of South Carolina is accepting applications for an Artist Performer/Assistant Professor of Guitar. This 9-month, tenure-track position will begin August 16, 2022.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach undergraduate and graduate applied guitar students, guitar literature, pedagogy, and ensemble as necessary. Maintain a high level of professional visibility at regional, national and international levels. Recruit students for undergraduate and graduate programs and supervise guitar graduate assistants.

QUALIFICATIONS: An earned doctorate in music is preferred; an earned master's degree in music or equivalent professional experience is required. Candidates should have an established record of teaching and demonstrate excellence as a performer. Primary consideration will be given to candidates with a successful record of teaching guitar at the collegiate level, and a record of, or vision for, student recruitment. Preference will be given to a candidate who demonstrates previous experience and/or potential for innovative instruction in guitar to meet the needs of the 21st century guitarist.

The School of Music vision statement identifies five core values: the pursuit of Excellence; devotion to Student Success; the production of Music Leaders; preparation of the Musician-Educator; and the creation of Diversely Skilled Musicians. The school encourages applications from candidates who demonstrate interests and abilities that align with these values.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The University of South Carolina in Columbia, founded in 1801, is the flagship Carnegie Level R1 research institution of a seven-campus, fully accredited, state-supported system. The School of Music is an independent unit on campus and a dynamic leader for music and music education in the United States, with a full-time faculty of 60 and a student population of 485. Degrees in guitar performance are offered through the doctoral level.

APPLICATION: Apply at Upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for at least three letters of reference, and links to three recent video and/or audio solo performances. Second round materials, including teaching videos, will be solicited at a later date.

The search process will continue until the position is filled, but priority screening will begin on or shortly after Wednesday, December 15.

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Artist, Location: Columbia, SC - 29208

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