The Department of Music at The University of Mississippi announces a vacancy for Assistant or Associate Professor: Orchestra Director.

Assistant or Associate Professor, Orchestra Director

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Assistant or Associate Professor, Orchestra Director
Department Music
Job Location Oxford
Job Type Full-Time
FLSA Status Exempt
Job Description The Department of Music at The University of Mississippi announces a vacancy for Assistant or Associate Professor: Orchestra Director. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Full-time, tenure-track, nine-month appointment, beginning August 2015.
Job Responsibilities The university orchestra is primarily a student-staffed ensemble, with faculty and community members filling out the sections as needed. The university orchestra currently presents three concerts each year and collaborates with the UM Opera Theatre. The successful candidate will coordinate all activities associated with teaching and recruiting for the orchestra. The candidate will also maintain creative scholarly and service contributions appropriate to the position, such as interacting with school orchestra directors, teaching clinics, and adjudicating festivals. Additional teaching responsibilities will be determined by departmental needs and the candidate’s strengths.
Minimum Qualifications Qualifications/Skills: Masters degree required with demonstrated high level of orchestral conducting ability, successful teaching experience, organizational and administrative skills, effective record of recruitment, and program development. Demonstrated skill in a secondary teaching area is also required.
Special instructions to applicants Interested applicants will electronically upload: letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, three current letters of recommendation specifically addressing the applicant’s candidacy for this position (uploaded by professional references), and names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of at least three additional individuals the search committee may contact. Video recordings of one orchestral performance and one rehearsal are required. Please limit video submissions to 20 minutes. Applicants must mail high quality DVD to:
Dr. Robert Riggs
Chair, Department of Music
University of Mississippi
164 Music Building
University, MS 38677

Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until an adequate applicant pool is established or the position is filled.

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply.

Upon hire, faculty members of the University must provide an official transcript. Transcripts “issued to students” in a sealed envelope are not accepted for employment purposes. Request an official transcript to be mailed directly to Human Resources: University of Mississippi, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848.

Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application.

EEO Statement The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in education and employment for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.
Background Check Statement The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.
Will this position solicit online reference letters? Yes
If part-time, specific number of hours per week
Published Salary Actual salary will depend on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget.
Job Open Date 10/07/2014
Employee Category Faculty
Employee Designation Permanent

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this particular job opening?
    • University of Mississippi website
    • Print ad/newspaper
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • WIN Job Center/MDES Jobs Website
    • Professional meeting or conference
    • Professional journal and through a professional organization
    • Professional list service
    • Listed at historically black or predominately minority college or university
    • Predominately minority-targeted publication
    • Other institution/laboratory/program
    • Referred by a friend who is an employee of the University
    • I am a current employee
  2. * Do you have a Master’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume / Vitae
  2. Cover Letter

Optional Documents

  1. List of Published Works
  2. List of Professional References
  3. Unofficial Transcripts

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