Brandeis University, Department of MUSIC

Position ID:Brandeis-MUSIC-APOP [#27417]
Position Title: Associate Professor of the Practice
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Music / violin
Starting Date:2024/07/01
Appl Deadline:2024/04/25 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/03/29, listed until 2024/09/29)
Position Description:    

The Lydian String Quartet, at Brandeis University since 1980, announces auditions for the position of violinist, rotating 1st and 2nd violin. Prize-winners at multiple international competitions as well as the winners of the Walter W. Naumburg Award for Chamber Music Performance, the Lydian 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 one year at the rank of Associate Professor of the Practice beginning in the Fall 2024 semester, and has the possibility for renewal. This position is subject to budget approval. Duties include rehearsal and performance on campus, instrumental/chamber music teaching and/or 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 Mark Berger (, Chair, Lydian Quartet Search Committee, Department of Music, Slosberg Music Center, MS 051, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453. First consideration will be given to applications received by April 25, 2024.

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