Director of Orchestral Studies – UMass Amherst Amherst, MA

Director of Orchestral Studies – UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA

Position: Assistant Professor. Tenure track
Salary: Commensurate with Assistant Professor rank

• Master’s degree in the field of music required.
• Doctorate or equivalent professional experience preferred.
• Proven success as an orchestra director at the university and/or professional levels.
• Exceptional musical, teaching, recruiting, and organizational skills necessary to develop and
sustain a strong collegiate orchestral program.
• Experience teaching class and/or applied conducting is desirable.

Responsibilities: Conduct the UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra. Teach undergraduate instrumental
conducting. Guide the graduate program in orchestral conducting. Supervise teaching assistant in
conducting. Conduct the All-University Orchestra. Additional teaching responsibilities depend on
candidate’s areas of expertise and department needs.
Build and maintain national visibility as an ensemble conductor as part of professional development.
Coordinate instrumental recruitment activities with the applied faculty and other large ensemble
conductors. Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, serve on committees, and perform
other university and professional service, as appropriate.

Position begins September 1, 2017.
To apply submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) links to high quality video recordings of
both a rehearsal and a performance. Upload the links in a separate document, not as part of the cover
letter or curriculum vitae. The total video footage should not exceed 20 minutes.

Submit all application items to:

Review of applications will begin October 17, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Additional
supporting materials may be requested from finalists. Application materials will not be returned.

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of
Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities,
protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other
protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the
University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications
of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with
broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work
activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to
an academic degree and career.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional
circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration


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