Director of Strings/Orchestra/Violin/Viola – Fort Hays State University Hays, Kansas

Director of Strings/Orchestra/Violin/Viola – Fort Hays State University
Hays, Kansas

Assistant Professor; Director of Strings/Orchestra/Violin/Viola. Full-time tenure track position in an undergraduate music program offering degrees in music education, performance, composition, and liberal arts. The Director of Strings will 1) actively recruit and retain majors and non-majors to the string program at FHSU, 2) conduct the Hays Symphony Orchestra, providing artistic leadership and vision, 3) teach applied violin and viola, 4) teach pedagogy/methods. Other duties may include teaching assignments that meet the needs of the department and are consistent with the strengths of the individual candidate. Continued research/creative activities (including solo/collaborative performances) are essential and expected.

D.M.A./Ph.D (or ABD) in conducting, performance, or music education, or M.M. in performance with minimum of five years professional performance experience; record of successful orchestral conducting and management, performance experience, and studio teaching. The successful candidate will have documented experience and success in program building, strong pedagogical skills in the violin and viola studio, and professional performance ability on the violin and/or viola.

Start Date: 08/03/2015

Application deadline: Until filled

The cover letter should address dynamic leadership potential, ability to work collegially and supportively with colleagues, including faculty and state-wide network of orchestra directors, and engagement in professional-level activities (research/creative activities) that support program growth and recognition. Applicants should submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae with names and phone numbers of five references to Files should be submitted as PDFs. Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts at a later date. Applicants should also submit by standard mail: 1. DVD recordings and/or links of videos of recent recordings of a) conducting, b) violin and/or viola performance, and c) demonstration of applied teaching, and 2. Three current letters of recommendation (dated within the last year) sent under separate cover.

All electronic materials sent to: All standard mail sent to: Terry Crull, Director of Strings Search Committee, Department of Music and Theatre, Fort Hays State University, 600 Park Street, Hays, KS 67601.

Phone: (785) 628-4533

Fax: (785) 628-4227



Salary based on experience. Successful candidates will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check. Notice of non-discrimination- Fort Hays State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, age, disability, Vietnam era veteran status or special disabled veteran status in its programs and activities.


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