Artist in Residence, Chamber Music
Southern Methodist University - Dallas, TX

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Southern Methodist University

Artist in Residence, Chamber Music

Job Position 6308

The Division of Music invites nominations and applications for an Artist in Residence, Director of Chamber Music, and coordinator of contemporary music performance position--a full-time, non-tenure-track position that is renewable in one to three-year contracts. Duties include teaching and supervising a comprehensive chamber music program for music majors at undergraduate and graduate levels. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds. Salary: commensurate with qualifications and experience. Starting date: August 15, 2013

Minimum qualifications: Master of Music degree, five years professional performance experience with national or international recognition, demonstrated pedagogical success in post-secondary education.

Preferred qualifications: Distinction in violin/viola performance in both solo and chamber music, particularly focusing on the repertoire of living composers; a record of excellence and innovation in instructional activities related to chamber music in a university setting; successful experience leading a diverse team of faculty and graduate assistants; strong entrepreneurial, outreach, and communication skills.


Send letter of application highlighting the candidate's qualifications, complete curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Samuel Holland, Director, Division of Music, SMU, Post Office Box 750356, Dallas TX, 75275 or as email attachments to Review of applications will begin February 15, 2013 and will continue until the position has been filled.

We encourage digital applications: E-mailed files should be saved to smallest size. To retain font and formatting integrity, save documents in PDF format. Letters of recommendation may be scanned and sent as .jpg files. Candidates may submit websites, CDs, or DVDs that showcase samples of their work. All digital material/files/media must be fully functioning on both PC and Mac platforms.

The Division of Music

The Division of Music aspires to preserve and extend the practice and understanding of music through intellectual and artistic experiences of the highest caliber-experiences that are fundamentally professional, but guided by the timeless principles of a liberal arts education. Visit us at


SMU is an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community of teachers and scholars that values diverse research and creative agendas. SMU offers excellent benefits including full same-sex domestic partner benefits. Explore Virtual SMU at Our beautiful campus of Georgian-Revival-inspired architecture is situated in the heart of Dallas. The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, a culturally rich arts and global business center, is home to many universities, arts organizations, and a new performing arts center.

SMU will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. SMU is also committed to the principle of nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.