UVA professor of Music

Posting Number: 0617235
Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty
Employment Posting Category: Faculty
Type of Application:
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Candidate Profile
Organization (Position Organization): 31865 AS-Music
Department: Department of Music
Location: Charlottesville
Working Title: Professor of Music – Open Rank
Anticipated Hiring Range:
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
End Date of Position:
Posting Date: 09-14-2015
Posting Summary:
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The McIntire Department of Music seeks applications for a faculty member in orchestral conducting. This is a ranked, non-tenure-track position eligible for renewal and the Expectation of Continued Employment as defined by UVa policy (uvapolicy.virginia.edu/policy/HRM-003). Rank is open and dependent on the qualifications of the candidate. Responsibilities include serving as Music Director of the Charlottesville Symphony, teaching conducting along with other courses, and collaborating with thirteen part-time faculty who serve as orchestra principals. The Director will also work with the Charlottesville Symphony Society, support development efforts and build engagement between the Music Department, the University, and the central Virginia community.

Successful candidates will maintain the traditional strengths of the ensemble while reaching new audiences and exploring connections to academic curricula across the College. Experience in the presentation of historical repertory in conventional concert settings should be complemented by creative approaches to a variety of contemporary music, alternative performance formats, audience education, and multimedia/interactive technologies. We seek a colleague who can collaborate with our performance faculty and students to create a rich educational experience.

The Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia is a partnership between the Charlottesville Symphony Society and the University of Virginia. The orchestra is comprised of performance faculty in the Department of Music, who serve as principal players, as well as students and community members. The orchestra plays several events, including a subscription series of five pairs of concerts, while seeking to provide a high-impact educational experience.

The Music Department supports a vibrant performance program featuring a range of ensembles, while offering innovative programs in Composition and Computer Technologies, and Critical and Comparative Studies.

For information on UVA see: http://www.virginia.edu/. For information on the Department of Music see: http://music.virginia.edu/. For information on the Charlottesville Symphony see: http://www.cvillesymphony.org

This position will be filled in a two-year process. Review of Applications begins on October 15, 2015. During 2015-16 we will identify three finalists, each of whom will conduct a full program of the orchestra’s 2016-17 season. A finalist will be named in Spring 2017.

Applicants must have a Master’s in music or commensurate experience by the date of appointment, August 25, 2017; a Doctorate in music is preferred. The successful candidate will also have significant conducting, teaching, and fundraising experience.

To apply, submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@ UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0617235, and electronically attach a cover letter of interest describing conducting and teaching experience and a curriculum vitae. Arrange for three letters of reference to be emailed to OrchestraSearch@virginia.edu. Three copies of a video (including a rehearsal and performance) should be mailed to Conductor search, McIntire Department of Music, P.O. Box 400176, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176.

Questions regarding the application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to Kim Turner, kdt4d@Virginia.EDU, 434-924-3052. Contact Information: Bonnie Gordon, Chair, Orchestra Search Committee, bongordon@virginia.edu

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

University Leadership Characteristics: For Thomas Jefferson, learning was an integral part of life. The “academical village” is based on the assumption that the life of the mind is a pursuit for all participants in the University, that learning is a lifelong and shared process, and that interaction between scholars and students enlivens the pursuit of knowledge.

University Human Resources strives to identify applicants who will contribute as high potential employees, leaders and managers. We employ individuals who foster and promote the University mission and purpose. Successful candidates exemplify Uncommon Integrity; they are honest, trusted, team-oriented and live the core values of the University. These candidates display Great Judgment, by practicing evidence-based decision-making. They are Strategically Focused by contributing to and achieving department goals and vision. They set high performance standards and hold themselves accountable by Aggressively Executing these standards. These employees also develop a Deep Passion for the University and the impact it has on students, faculty, alumni and community. Successful candidates identify their personal career goals and development opportunities. They contribute to team success by Leading Talent through individual efforts.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Required Applicant Documents: CV / Resume
Cover Letter
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Faculty, Professional Research Staff and University Staff – Executive

Tenure Status: Tenure Ineligible, Expectation of Continued Employment possible
Rank: Open Rank
Appointment Type: Teaching and Research
Academic Year for Position? (e.g. 2015) 2018
Employment Conditions for Faculty U.Va. will perform background checks including receipt of official transcripts from the institution granting the highest degree for all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

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