Brandeis University, Department of MUSIC

Position ID:Brandeis-MUSIC-APOP [#19886]
Position Title: Second Violin, Lydian String Quartet/Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Music
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map]
Subject Area: Music / violin
Starting Date:2022/07/01
Appl Deadline:2021/12/27 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/10/01, finished 2022/07/02, listed until 2022/04/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Lydian String Quartet, at Brandeis University since 1980, announces auditions for the position of second violinist. Prize-winners at multiple international competitions as well as the winners of the Walter W. Naumburg Award for Chamber Music Performance, the Quartet champions contemporary music as well as traditional repertoire. The Quartet has a biennial Commission Prize, works with young and established composers, premieres new works in concerts, and records works from the full range of the repertoire. Members of the Quartet hold faculty appointments in the Department of Music. Information about the quartet may be found at

Initial appointment to this half-time, benefits-eligible position would be for up to five years at the rank of Associate Professor of the Practice beginning in the Fall 2022 semester, renewable contingent on excellent performance. This position is subject to budget approval. Duties include rehearsal and performance on campus, instrumental/chamber music teaching and classroom teaching, and departmental and university service. The candidate will demonstrate expertise in the performance of traditional and contemporary classical chamber music; the ability to teach with an adventurous, energetic and entrepreneurial spirit is also sought.

Applications should include recordings of both solo and ensemble work (including live performance), evidence of teaching experience, contact information for three professional references, CV, cover letter, and teaching statement. In addition, please submit a 2 - 3 page statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, including information about your understanding of these issues, your record of professional activities, mentoring, and contributions to the discipline that are indicators of your commitment to advancing equity and inclusion if hired as a Brandeis faculty member. This statement may be included in your cover letter, or as a separate document.

Applications may be submitted online to Questions may be directed to: Professor Andrea Segar, Chair, Lydian Quartet Search Committee, Department of Music, Slosberg Music Center, MS 051, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453. If you are unable to upload your music recordings directly, please contact Andrea Segar, Search Chair at to coordinate the receipt of your files. First consideration will be given to applications received by December 27, 2021.

At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis' history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates that represent a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging, and sustaining a pluralistic, just, and inclusive campus community.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Professor Andrea Segar
Chair, Search Committee
Brandeis University
Department of Music, MS 051
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453