Director of Orchestral Studies – Missouri State University Springfield, Missouri

Director of Orchestral Studies – Missouri State University
Springfield, Missouri

The Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with an intermediate academic rank who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching, research, and professional service appropriate to the discipline. The Assistant Professor’s teaching responsibilities are assigned by the academic department head and may include serving as an academic advisor. The Assistant Professor engages in scholarly activities beyond those associated with teaching and is expected to demonstrate professional productivity in research, based upon the availability of resources and consistent with the mission of the University.

Description of Primary Duties
Director of Orchestral Studies: Assume leadership of established orchestral program, teach undergraduate and graduate instrumental conducting and related courses as expertise allows; recruit and supervise orchestral conducting graduate students, support department’s instrumental music education program as areas of expertise allow. Documented experience and success in program building: i.e. recruiting, advising,and retaining undergraduate and graduate music majors and non-music majors in comprehensive orchestra program. Ability to work collegially and supportively with faculty colleagues, a local and wide network of orchestra directors, and alumni. Dedication to public outreach through orchestral music with attention to the Missouri State University’s Public Affairs Mission of cultural competence, community engagement, and ethical leadership. String playing background desirable. The candidate is expected to engage in active research and creative activities. D.M.A. or Ph.D in instrumental conducting and university teaching experience required. Rank: Asst. Professor

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications
The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Additional Qualifications
D.M.A. or Ph.D in instrumental conducting and university teaching experience required.

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Open Date

Special Instructions to Applicants
First date of consideration will be 11-21-14 and will continue until the search is concluded.
Attach a letter of application, a curriculum vita, video of recently conducted rehearsals and performances, and the names and complete contact information for five references.

Video web links can be uploaded utilizing the online media presentation during the online application process or applicants may submit a DVD to:

Dr. Julie Combs, MSU Music Department, 901 S National, Springfield, MO 65897.

The University is committed to building a culturally diverse education environment.

Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

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Background Check Statement
Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

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