Position: Orchestra Conductor. The Department of Music seeks a musician of the highest caliber with the ability to recruit, energize, and refine performers in our applied music program, and to collaborate with faculty and student composers, scholars, and performers in our graduate degree programs. The candidate is expected to have exceptional versatility and interpersonal skills to contribute to the department’s musical interests, ranging from early music to music of the 21st century, from all parts of the globe, and from improvisational forms to fully notated ones. Responsibilities: Primary duties are to coordinate and conduct the orchestra on a continuing basis, collaborate with other music faculty in developing and sustaining performance ensembles, and teach courses (possibly including, but not limited to, other ensembles) in the candidate’s area of specialization. Other duties may include opera conducting, supporting the work of graduate students in the DMA program in composition, or conducting the Chamber Singers (see the department web-site for details on ensembles and programs). The campus operates on a schedule of three 11-week quarters per academic year, and music faculty members are required to offer the equivalent of five 5-unit courses per year, advise and mentor students; actively engage in creative work and research; and actively undertake administrative service for the department, affiliated college, and University. The ability to contribute significantly to graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students is highly desirable. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Qualifications: (Basic) Doctoral degree (or equivalent foreign degree) in music with a specialization in conducting; or a body of artistic and creative work consisting of a national or international record of performances and recordings. Demonstrated experience in ensemble direction. (Preferred) University teaching experience. Rank: Assistant Professor. Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; Academic year (9-month)basis. Begin: The position will be available July 1, 2015, with the academic year beginning in September, 2015. Position is contingent upon final budgetary approval. Deadline: The review of applications will begin on Oct. 31, 2014. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received by Oct. 31, 2014. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than June 30, 2015. Submit: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit on-line system, and must include (1) a letter of application outlining creative and scholarly background as well as current and future creative/research endeavors; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) three confidential letters of recommendation (All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California state law. For any reference letter provided by a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at (; (4) two (but not more than three) conducting video samples demonstrating contrasting styles or repertories. Please upload the samples by providing URLs for live links, which can be password protected if the candidate so chooses. (note: Do not send hard copies. All samples must be in the form of links that can be accessed electronically; YouTube can be used for this purpose.) Each sample should be uploaded separately and include the following information: (a) a list of the piece/s, including movement titles if applicable; (b) identification of the ensemble and your relation to it; (c) date and circumstances of performance(e.g., concert, studio session, rehearsal, etc.); (d) statement regarding assistance, collaboration, and/or audio/visual editing. Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files. Apply at: ( Please refer to Position #JPF00167-15 in all correspondence. UCSC faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the Univ. of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. Inn the process, UCSC faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive. The Univ. of California is an EO/AAEmployer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UCSC is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; or by phone: 831-459-2686. Under Federal law, the Univ. of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents, as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E_Verify check. 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