Washington University in St. Louis announces a full-time position as conductor of the University Orchestra

Washington University in St. Louis announces a full-time position as conductor of the University Orchestra to begin in August 2016. We are looking for a dynamic orchestral conductor who will also contribute to our program in applied music and classroom instruction in music.

Qualifications: Teaching experience and performance profile required, administrative experience desirable. Doctorate preferred, but equivalent career experience considered.

Rank: Lecturer (non-tenure-track); initial term of appointment up to 3 years, renewable

Duties: Primary duty is conducting the University Orchestra. The remainder of the position to be filled out from the following as appropriate: private lessons in the candidates area of specialization; coaching chamber ensembles; classroom instruction in musicianship or other music courses. As a member of the full-time faculty, the position also involves supervising independent projects and senior theses and participating on department and university committees.

Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin on November 16 and continue until the position is filled.

Application: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a statement outlining the particular teaching and performance responsibilities s/he would be prepared to assume in addition to conducting the orchestra. Send to: Dr. Robert Snarrenberg, Chair, Conductor Search Committee, Department of Music, Campus Box 1032, Washington University, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899. Application materials may also be sent electronically to Kim Daniels at daniels@wustl.edu.

The Washington University Music Department is encompassed within the School of Arts & Sciences. The Department offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music, Master of Arts in Musicology and Theory, Ph.D. in Musicology and Theory. In addition to the music major, the Department also confers minors in music and provides lesson and performance opportunities for some 500 students per semester. Our applied music teaching staff includes members of the local jazz community and of the St. Louis Symphony. Our highly motivated, academically-oriented undergraduates pursue musical performance primarily as a means of personal enrichment and less commonly as a professional goal.

We especially encourage applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups. Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity employer. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.


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