Assistant Professor, Orchestral Conducting San Jose, CA

Assistant Professor, Orchestral Conducting

San Jose, CA

Posted Aug 29, 2014 by San Jose State University
Category: Fine and Applied Arts – Music

San José State University
San José, California

Subject to Budgetary Approval

Orchestral Conducting

Rank: Assistant Professor (tenure track)

Job Opening ID (JOID): 23035

Completed doctoral degree preferred. ABD candidates will be considered. Evidence of successful teaching experience and significant achievement as an orchestral conductor are preferred, as is evidence of success in recruiting and retaining quality string students. Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross- cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.

Conduct the San José State Symphony Orchestra with significant responsibility in conducting concerts, concert tours, and recruiting and retaining string players. Provide leadership in string music education and outreach to public school orchestra programs. Serve on governance committees at the School, College and University levels. Terminal degree, effectiveness in academic assignment, and continuing artistic and professional activities are required to achieve promotion and tenure. Teaching in a secondary area of expertise appropriate to the candidate’s qualifications and school needs. Secondary area may include but are not limited to methods courses, conducting, chamber music, opera, music education, and/or applied performance and general music. Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

State Date: August 18, 2015

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedures: For full consideration, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research plans, official transcripts from all institutions, three current original letters of recommendation, a list of five references with contact information should be uploaded to to the attention of Dr. Fred Cohen, Director, School of Music and Dance, San José State University by November 1, 2014. An unedited DVD of a rehearsal and an unedited DVD of a final performance should be sent via USPS or similar service byNovember 1, 2014, to:
Dr. Fred Cohen, Director
Search Committee
School of Music and Dance
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0095

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23- campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

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