Position: Orchestra Director, Requisition #2146. Summary: Your initial assignment will include teaching, at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as applicable; course and/or curriculum development; research/scholarship; involvement on College and University committees and/or initiatives; as well as duties as assigned. FGCU is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; produce peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within the region. Responsibilities: Coordinate all aspects of the orchestra program. Conduct the Symphony Orchestra and related ensembles (e.g., Chamber Orchestra, etc.). {plan, schedule, and administer orchestra offerings. Teach courses in conducting, orchestra/string education, and chamber music. Recruit students for the orchestra program. Assume additional teaching responsibilities as appropriate to the appointee’s qualifications (e.g., applied studio string education; music theory; music history; music literature, including music in genres beyond the Western classical tradition). Continues productive collaboration with string teachers, school and youth orchestra directors, and other members of the artistic community. Participates in departmental meetings and committees, and service to the University and community. Qualifications: (Minimum) Doctorate in Music or music related field from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation. If the successful candidate is ABD, appointment will be made at a Lecturer level on a fixed contract. A strong record of professional conducting and teaching. High level of musicianship. Resourcefulness in student recruitment. Commitment to helping students gain ability to function independently as musicians, teachers, and educational leaders. Superior organizational capabilities, effective communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of a broad range of orchestra repertoire. The ability to contribute effectively and collegially to a positive, dynamic, and inclusive learning environment for a diverse student population. (Preferred) In addition to the Doctorate, three years of full-time college teaching experience. A record of successful teaching of stringed instruments and orchestra at various levels (e.g., professional, collegiate, school, community). Interest in current trends in music education and ongoing activity in professional organization. Begin: August, 2015. Deadline: Oct. 27, 2014. Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor. Appointment will be made at a faculty rank commensurate with the candidate’s experience on a nine-month multi-year basis available August, 2015. Salary: $51,000–negotiable based on education and experience. Submit: Please note that applications and materials are subject to public view and retention under Florida’s Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. All submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials, which will become the property of FGCU. For an online application form, go to (https://jobs.facu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53950&jtsrc=www.higheredjobs.com&jtrfr=www.peopleadmin.com&adorig=PA).

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