Music/Orchestra: Tenure-Track, Assistant or Associate Professor Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

Music/Orchestra: Tenure-Track, Assistant or Associate Professor

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Company: Augustana College
Location Rock Island, IL
Date Posted: September 22, 2015
Source: Augustana College
Augustana College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor or associate professor in Music for a Conductor of the Augustana Symphony Orchestra beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year.  Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of approximately 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus.  Rock Island, Illinois is one of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents about three hours west of Chicago.
Job responsibilities include: Conduct the Augustana Symphony Orchestra and teach orchestral conducting.  Initiate and lead performance and recruitment tours of the orchestra.  Additional teaching and advising responsibilities will be assigned according to the candidate’s qualifications and departmental needs.  Participation in recruitment and activities of the Department and the College are expected.
Job expectations include:  Evidence of successful orchestra conducting and classroom teaching. In-depth knowledge of orchestral repertoire and ability to program for an ensemble.  Strong technical and musical skills as a conductor.  Ability to coordinate with colleagues in the music department and across campus.  Commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduates in a liberal arts setting.
Job qualifications include: Doctorate preferred, ABD considered.  Conducting or teaching experience at the collegiate or professional level.  We encourage applicants with demonstrated success working with diverse populations to apply.
Augustana’s Department of Music is known for its excellent performance and study opportunities for both music and non-music majors; an extensive faculty of performers and scholars dedicated to teaching musicians; a strong curriculum of applied music, musicianship, music teacher preparation, academic coursework in the liberal arts setting, and a large variety of ensembles with nearly a quarter of Augustana’s students participating in them.  The department encourages close connections with professors and peers, and sponsors guest performers and master classes, ensemble tours, music internships and work-study option in a variety of music venues. Augustana emphasizes the connection between music and the liberal arts.  The department offers four majors leading toward a Bachelor of Arts degree:  the major in music, the major in music performance, the major in music education, and the major in composition.  In addition, the department offers a minor in music and in jazz. Requirements for majors in music and in music performance meet the standards of the National Association of Schools of Music.  The music education major meets standards from both the National Association

Questions may be directed to Michael Zemek, Co-Chair of the Music Department, at Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2015.

Application Process –
A complete application will include the following:

* letter of application
* curriculum vitae,
* recordings of orchestral performances including rehearsal technique examples if possible (online links preferred or DVD/CDs may be submitted with materials)
* 2-3 copies of performance programs
* a copy of graduate transcripts
* statement of teaching philosophy
* evidence of teaching effectiveness
* three letters of recommendation

All application materials should be mailed to:
Search #109-16 Orchestra Conductor,
C/O Pareena Lawrence, Provost,
Augustana College,
639 – 38th Street,
Rock Island, IL  61201
or by email to

Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds.  We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or creed.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2015.

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