Director of Orchestra – Eastern Washington University Cheney, Washington

The College of Arts, Letters & Education at Eastern Washington University invites applications for a Lecturer for Director of Orchestra in the Department of Music to begin mid-September 2016.

This position’s responsibilities include Director of Orchestra and teach Conducting, Orchestra and Opera and other courses as needed by the department.

Teaching Responsibilities, 41 credits,
Faculty Non-Teaching Responsibilities: 4 Credits Equivalent,
o Director of Orchestra
o EWU Orchestra Festival for High School Orchestras

The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with our Director of Bands in overseeing and developing our instrumental studies program. He or she will be expected to collaborate with instrumental faculty and successfully recruit students for our music program.

Additionally, all faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.

Screening of applications will begin July 21, 2016. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment: This is a one year appointment while the Music department conducts a search for a tenure-track appointment during AY2016-2017.

A copy of the Essential Functions Analysis which describes conditions of employment, such as physical demands, may be obtained by contacting the Office of Human Resources at 509-359-2381.

Required Qualifications:

DMA in Conducting

o One year higher education teaching experience
o Expertise and skills in directing the orchestra and in teaching applied and academic conducting courses
o Candidates must demonstrate interest, experience and/or ability in promoting cultural competency and/or diversity

Preferred Qualifications:

o One year professional conducting experience

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