Assistant/Associate Professor – Orchestra Conductor/Director of Orchestral Activities Western Kentucky University – Bowling Green, KY

The successful candidate will hold the Baker Professorship of Music, one of three endowed professorships in Potter College of Arts and Letters, conduct the Symphony at Western Kentucky University, coordinate all activities associated with teaching and recruiting for the ensemble, and cultivate community support in cooperation with the symphony board. 

Western Kentucky University 
Department of Music 
Tenure-Eligible Endowed Faculty 
Assistant/Associate Professor 
Orchestra Conductor/Director of Orchestral Activities 
The Department of Music at Western Kentucky University (WKU) is seeking applicants for the position of Orchestral Conductor/Director of Orchestral Activities. This is a full-time, tenure-eligible, Assistant or Associate endowed professorship to begin August 15, 2014. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. 
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will hold the Baker Professorship of Music, one of three endowed professorships in Potter College of Arts and Letters, conduct the Symphony at Western Kentucky University, coordinate all activities associated with teaching and recruiting for the ensemble, and cultivate community support in cooperation with the symphony board. The successful candidate will also maintain creative/scholarly and service contributions appropriate to the assignment, to include interaction with school orchestra directors, clinic work, festival adjudication, etc. Additional teaching responsibilities will be determined by departmental needs and the candidate’s strengths. 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate with a demonstrated high level of orchestral conducting ability, successful teaching experience, strong interpersonal skills, organizational and administrative skills, effective recruitment, and program development. Demonstrated skills in a secondary teaching area are also required. 
THE SYMPHONY AT WKU: The Symphony at WKU (formerly known as the Bowling Green-Western Symphony Orchestra) was founded in 1908, and has experienced a long and successful history as a cornerstone to the arts in the region. The organization is a model of partnership between the University and community, with a symphony board that offers student scholarships, fund-raising, and administrative support. 
THE UNIVERSITY: Western Kentucky University is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, approximately 110 miles south of Louisville, KY and 65 miles north of Nashville, TN. Bowling Green/Warren County has a population of over 100,000. WKU enrolls over 20,000 students annually, and the Department of Music (a full member of the National Association of Schools of Music), enrolls over 200 music majors. 
APPLICATION: Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, official transcripts, three current letters of reference specifically addressing the applicant’s candidacy for this position, and additional names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least four individuals the search committee may contact. Video recordings of an orchestral performance and at least one rehearsal are required. Application should also include evidence of secondary area expertise. (Electronic submissions of all materials are acceptable). 
Materials can be sent to: 
Orchestra Search Committee Chair 
Department of Music 
Western Kentucky University 
1906 College Heights Blvd., #41029 
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1029 
Electronic submissions may be made to: wkuorchestrasearch@wku.edu 
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin February 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. 
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment. 
Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. 
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance. 


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