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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Carolina Bluegrass Band

Adjunct Faculty Position: Bluegrass Fiddle Lecturer

The Music Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill solicits applications
for a faculty member to teach fiddle, starting August 2018. The Music Department launched a
Bluegrass Initiative in 2016, which includes the Carolina Bluegrass Band, new academic
courses, individual lessons, symposia, and performances. The fiddle lecturer will contribute to
this initiative by providing individual instruction for students who register for bluegrass fiddle
lessons. Responsibilities include teaching weekly lessons, participating in the end-of-semester
juries for students, recruiting, and auditioning students. The fiddle lecturer will collaborate with
other faculty to plan relevant master classes, and may also participate in performances and events
related to the Bluegrass Initiative. This adjunct faculty position is part-time; time commitment is
determined by the number of students, and compensation is commensurate with experience and

Qualifications: three years’ professional experience as a bluegrass fiddle performer, and
demonstrated experience in fiddle instruction required.
Education: bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree in music, southern studies, humanities, or
a related field preferred.
Required materials include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and name and contact
information for two references. Review of applications will begin on August 8, 2018 and will
continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please visit the UNC-Chapel Hill employment website, or click here. For
questions, please contact Professor Jocelyn Neal (

UNC-Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all, including individuals with
disabilities and protected veterans.

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