Orchestral Conducting/Low Strings – Humboldt State University Arcata, California

Orchestral Conducting/Low Strings – Humboldt State University
Arcata, California

Vacancy Announcement
Faculty Tenure-Track Position Starting August 2016
Department of Music
Job #7644

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state

DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University’s Department of Music invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Instrumental/Orchestral Conducting combined with Cello/Bass.

RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however rank and salary are dependent on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/salary/Salary-Schedule.pdf.

Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at:http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934 .

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Either one of the following two sets of qualifications must be met:

Earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in Instrumental or Orchestra Conducting from an accredited college or university plus a graduate degree, secondary doctoral area, or professional experience equivalent to at least masters-level training in cello performance;
Earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in Cello Performance from an accredited college or university plus a graduate degree, secondary doctoral area, or professional experience equivalent to at least masters-level training in Instrumental or Orchestra Conducting.
Applicants with progress towards doctorate degree completion by appointment date will be considered. Completion of terminal degree is required prior to the start of the second probationary year following initial appointment.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:

Evidence of successful orchestral conducting;
Evidence of successful studio cello teaching;
Record of, or strong potential for, success in recruitment and interaction with school music teachers, private studio music teachers, and members of the community;
Strong record as a solo, chamber, and orchestral performer on cello;
Education on bass sufficient to enable the candidate to teach bass students from beginners to students studying professional-level repertoire;
Potential to assume a leadership position within the department;
Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds;
Record of, or potential for, involving students in scholarship and/or creative activities;
Evidence of, or potential for, effective teaching using a variety of methodologies;
Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses (major, general education, etc.); and
Willingness to participate in the development of online learning experiences.
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Evidence of successful college/university orchestral conducting;
Evidence of successful college/university studio cello teaching;
Evidence of successful teaching of conducting;
Minimum of two years of successful college teaching as faculty, TA or equivalent;
Demonstrated involvement with statewide, local and/or national music educator organizations;
Evidence of involvement with public school music programs on some level;
Demonstrated success in teaching studio bass;
Evidence of ability to teach both classical and jazz styles to bass students; and
Evidence of successful coaching of chamber music.

At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit:
http://www2.humboldt.edu/…/04-03%20Admin%20Memo%20Approved%…– %20H-1b%20Process_4_4_13.pdf.

Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.

PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong record of scholarship and creative activities. Instructional assignments may include: Humboldt Symphony, Cello and Bass studio lessons, Beginning String Classes, Intermediate Orchestra, Introductory Cello/Bass classes for Music Education students, Conducting, Music Appreciation, Ear Training (or other courses depending upon candidate’s qualifications and experiences). Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students.

The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching; scholarship and creative activities (including performance); and service to the university, profession and to the community. These responsibilities include: advising students, recruiting students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Music has 8 full-time and 13 part-time faculty, and approximately 120 music majors. The Music Department, a member of the National Association of Schools of Music, offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education, Performance, Composition and Liberal Arts. Located in a naturally beautiful area, Humboldt State University is part of the California State University System.A largely residential Campus, it has a population of approximately 8,600 students.For more information, please visit:www.humboldt.edu/music/.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials:

Letter of application addressing the desired qualifications;
Curriculum Vitae;
Application for Academic Employment:https://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/757
Supplemental Application for Employment:https://humboldt.edu/applicantsurvey/
Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
Names and contact information of at least 5 professional references (including e-mail addresses).
Submission of the application materials should be sent as a single PDF document, in the order listed above to:

In letter of application, please refer to Job #7644.

After Initial screening, additional materials may be requested including: a) a video demonstrating conducting performance and rehearsal; b) a video demonstrating studio instruction; c) concert program copies; and d) an example of recent solo and/or chamber music performances (audio or video, video preferred).

Please direct any questions pertaining to this position to:

Cindy Moyer, Search Committee Chair
Department of Music
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521-8299
Phone (707) 826-3563
Email: cindy.moyer@humboldt.edu

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than October 16, 2015. Early response is encouraged.

Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. All CSU employees are obligated to respond to and report incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. The successful candidate for this position will be mandated to receive relevant training on an annual basis. The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or hsuhr@humboldt.edu


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