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Tenure-Track Position as Strings Coordinator

New Jersey City University

Last Updated: 5/13/22

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: The Department of Music, Dance, and Theater (MDT) invites applications for a full‐time tenure‐track faculty appointment in Music, to serve as Strings Coordinator, commencing September 2022, to teach at New Jersey City University’s (NJCU) William J. Maxwell College of Arts & Sciences (CAS).


  1. Evidence of successful teaching experience at the college level.
  2. Demonstrated record of outstanding experience performing strings at refereed higher education, artistic, or professional venues, domestically or internationally.


  1. Evidence of ability 1) To perform and interpret string repertoires that reflect culturally and ethnically diverse — including international or non‐western — musical traditions, and 2) To utilize non‐traditional techniques and technological resources.
  2. Proven track record creating and producing innovative concert and recital programs, including collaborations with artists and colleagues from other genres and fields.
  3. Ability to propose new string courses and develop an innovative string curriculum that reflects current and future trends in the field.

EDUCATION: Earned doctorate in strings (D.M.A. or Ph.D. in violin, viola, cello, or double bass) from an accredited institution of higher learning. Candidates with a Master's Degree in Music (M.M. in violin, viola, cello, or double bass) and exceptional accomplishments in the field may be considered.

DUTIES: The successful candidate will be an exceptional teacher and string performer. Professional experience in areas beyond a traditional repertoire is especially desirable. Primary responsibilities include teaching strings to students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, with the expectation of developing additional courses contingent upon the candidate’s expertise, interests, and department need. As the department’s Strings Coordinator, this individual also will be responsible for recruiting both undergraduate and graduate students and helping to grow the strings area. As such, the finalist will also be involved in community engagement and outreach to promote both the strings program as well as the department as a whole. The candidate will be expected to serve on performance juries, advise master’s thesis and undergraduate senior projects, and prepare undergraduate and graduate students for their recitals. The finalist will collaborate closely with the department chair and other faculty in MDT to provide students with a wide range of performance experiences. In addition, as part of their comprehensive professional obligations, the candidate will be expected to actively participate in the area of service on behalf of the department, the college, the institution, and the community.

CONSIDERATION: Applicants should attach a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three references via our online application. In your application materials, we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and community service might support our institutional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

About NJCU: The mission at New Jersey City University (NJCU) is to provide a diverse population with an excellent education. The University is committed to the improvement of the educational, intellectual, cultural, socioeconomic, and physical environment of the surrounding urban region and beyond. The Music, Dance and Theatre department empowers a rising generation of artists to become disruptive creators, performers, educators, and leaders in the performing arts. Our students are positioned for success in a competitive industry as inclusive voices and agile entrepreneurs.

For specific application requirements:

Review of applications will begin January 3, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is completed.

Company Details

Jersey City, New Jersey, United States