Goshen College seeks a dynamic and visionary instrumental conductor to join its music faculty for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position to begin August 2015. The candidate of choice will conduct the Goshen College Symphony Orchestra

ANNOUNCEMENT OF MUSIC FACULTY POSITION (POSTED 3/5/2015):

Goshen College seeks a dynamic and visionary instrumental conductor to join its music faculty for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position to begin August 2015. The candidate of choice will conduct the Goshen College Symphony Orchestra. Depending on the individual’s qualifications and departmental needs, other possible assignments include directing the All-Campus Band, teaching music education courses, supervising student teachers, and applied teaching in area of expertise. We are beginning an El Sistema initiative in partnership with Longy School of Music, Boston and LA, and particularly invite applications from candidates with El Sistema experience or interest, a passion for outreach to area schools, and a belief in music education as a powerful tool for social change.

Other responsibilities: demonstrate commitment to professional growth; develop and maintain a regional and national profile within the profession; recruit energetically; serve on committees; advise students, including possible student chapter NAfME sponsorship.

QUALIFICATIONS

Doctorate in Conducting or Music Education (or ABD) preferred; other exceptional experiences considered. A completed doctorate is required for tenure. A commitment to working with students in a liberal arts setting, strong musicianship and conducting skills, experience teaching music at the elementary and/or secondary levels. Candidates must be committed to the mission and core values of Goshen College.

DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

The Goshen College Department of Music is housed within the state-of-the-art Music Center, which has renowned acoustics in its 260-seat recital hall, 1000-seat concert hall, as well as excellent studios, practice rooms, and rehearsal rooms. The Music Center is hailed by many as the premiere performance and music teaching facility in the area.

ABOUT GOSHEN COLLEGE

Goshen College is a liberal arts institution dedicated to the development of informed, articulate, sensitive and responsible Christians.  It is nationally ranked for its study abroad programs. As a ministry of the Mennonite Church, the institution seeks to integrate Christian values with educational and professional life. Goshen College has adopted five core values around which programs are built:  1) Christ-centered; 2) Passionate Learners; 3) Servant Leaders; 4) Compassionate Peacemakers; and (5) Global Citizens.  The college is located in the heart of Elkhart County within three hours of Chicago and Indianapolis.  Residents of Goshen enjoy a culturally diverse small-town atmosphere with an active arts community, a vibrant downtown, the Maple City Greenway network of bicycle paths, and affordable housing prices.

HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:

Please be sure to provide all required materials noted below, as incomplete applications may not be considered. Application materials may be attached to the Faculty Information Form or sent electronically to hr@goshen.edu.

  • Complete the online Faculty Information Form
  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • Copies of Transcripts of all graduate level work (official transcripts are required of finalists)

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the candidate of choice is found.  With a commitment to building a diverse faculty and staff, minority persons are encouraged to apply.

To protect the welfare and provide for the safety of the students, employees, visitors and resources of Goshen College, background checks are conducted by the Office of Human Resources on all new and re-hired employees.

Vickie Miller
Assistant Director of Human Resources
Goshen College
1700 S. Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526-4795
E-mail: hr@goshen.edu
Telephone: (574) 535-6111

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