Director of Orchestral Activities – University of New Hampshire Durham, New Hampshire

The Department of Music at the University of New Hampshire is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor of Music position, Director of Orchestral Activities, with secondary emphasis in Music Education.

UNH actively creates an educational environment that fosters diversity, inclusion and quality engagement for all.

SALARY: Salary negotiable depending on qualifications.


Direct and administer the UNH Symphony Orchestra and the New Hampshire Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Teach String Techniques and Methods.
Assist in the supervision of student teaching, especially in the area of string education.
Teach other classes dependent upon qualifications of candidate and department needs.
Recruit and retain students for UNH string ensembles and serve as the department’s primary advocate for string education in New Hampshire and Greater New England.

Appropriate Doctorate.
Demonstrated success directing collegiate orchestras.
Significant secondary school experience preferred.
Demonstrated ability to administer a wide range of collegiate orchestral/string activities.
A commitment to sustain and advance the goals of the institution’s diversity of students, faculty, and staff.

MISSION AND INSTITUTIONAL IDENTITY: The University of New Hampshire is the state’s public research university, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. Its primary purpose is learning: students collaborating with faculty in teaching, research, creative expression, and service. The University of New Hampshire has a national and international agenda and holds land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant charters. From its main Durham campus and its college in Manchester, the University serves New Hampshire and the region through continuing education, cooperative extension, cultural outreach, economic development activities, and applied research.

Durham is located 90 minutes north of Boston and its exceptional cultural opportunities, 80 miles southeast of the scenic White Mountains, and near the coast of Maine and New Hampshire.

The Department of Music’s mission is to advance the art of music and its related disciplines, promoting opportunities for creative and scholarly innovation, while preserving diverse repertories and cultural traditions. The Department is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, creative expression, and service. In addition, it strives to advance musical culture among residents of the state and region, as well as within the UNH community. The 120 students in the Department of Music maintain a balance between performance, music education, and academics within a liberal arts tradition.

To view the full job description and to apply, please visit the following site: Please be prepared to upload the following documents at the time of application: letter of application, curriculum vitae, and transcripts (may be unofficial at this time), rehearsal and concert videos (15 minutes of each, submitted electronically with an easily accessible link) and at least three letters of recommendation. Please include telephone numbers for all references. Applications must be received no later than September 20, 2016. Computer access/assistance is available at the Human Resources Office, 2 Leavitt Lane, Durham, NH 03824 or call 603-862-0501 (TTY Users 603-862-3227).

The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.


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