Director of Orchestras/Upper Strings – Emporia State University Emporia, Kansas


Emporia State University is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure-line position in the Department of Music in Emporia, KS.

The primary responsibilities are directing the university orchestras, teaching applied upper strings, and supervising student teachers in strings as needed. A strong emphasis will be placed upon creativity, collegiality, service, and recruitment. The candidate should have demonstrated success in conducting, teaching, and recruitment. Candidates must possess a terminal degree in orchestral conducting or upper string performance (ABD will be considered if degree is completed by the date of appointment).

Rank: Assistant Professor. Salary: Competitive. Started date is August 13, 2017.

Application review will begin on October 24th, and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, complete curriculum vitae, at least 3 current letters of recommendation, contact information for 5 references, and audio/video links to recent conducting and performances by the candidate. Application materials should be submitted electronically to: Dr. Gary Ziek, Chair, Director of Orchestras and Assistant Professor of Upper Strings Search, A background check is required.

Emporia is a community of approximately 25,000 and is conveniently located between the three largest metropolitan areas in Kansas (Topeka, Wichita, and Kansas City).

Emporia State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other factors which cannot be considered by law.

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