Director of Orchestras – Augustana College Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Director of Orchestras – Augustana College
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

AUGUSTANA COLLEGE in Sioux Falls, SD, is seeking a candidate for a full-time tenure-track position as Assistant or Associate Professor of Music, Director of Orchestras in the Music Department beginning Fall 2015.

Augustana College, a College of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, is committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications and nominations of persons of color, women, and members of other under-represented groups. Augustana is a selective, residential, undergraduate institution of over 1650 full-time students recognized for the excellence of its graduates and for its experienced, creative faculty. The community of Sioux Falls (metro area of 223,000) is growing, vibrant and reflects an increasing diverse demographic along with a healthy business community and an active and progressive art scene, which includes the renovated $32 million Washington Pavilion of Arts and Sciences, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, SculptureWalk, Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society and the Visual Art Center. The Augustana Music Department is a member of NASM and offers liberal arts degrees in music and music education.

The Augustana Orchestra is recognized as one of the finest collegiate concert organizations in the Midwest. It performs in premier concert halls and has appeared before state music educators’ conferences and is committed to providing extensive international tours, including Europe in January 2016.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate for this position will direct the Augustana Orchestras and be responsible for recruitment and retention of top quality string, wind, brass, and percussion students working in conjunction with the instrumental faculty. This dynamic candidate will also establish and maintain working relationships with state and regional instrumental teachers and high school orchestra directors. Additional responsibilities including applied instruction and academic courses will be dependent upon the qualifications and expertise of the applicant and the needs of the department and college. The successful candidate should establish and maintain a regional and national profile within the profession and actively pursue a scholarly/creative agenda as it relates to the mission of a liberal arts college.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should possess a doctorate (or terminal degree) in conducting and have demonstrated success in teaching and leading significant orchestra/string ensembles at the collegiate level and or public school experience as director of an established high school orchestra program (ABD considered).

SALARY: Salary is competitive; dependent upon qualifications.

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin March 16, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send electronically a letter of application, including teaching philosophy and goals for professional development, copies of transcripts, a curriculum vita, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current references. Video recordings of a live performance and a rehearsal will be requested only of those candidates being specifically considered for on-campus interviews, and thus should not be submitted with initial application material. Send all materials to: All applications will be acknowledged by email. .

Augustana College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer. Applicants Must Comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, and are Required to Submit Official Transcripts upon Employment.


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