Director of Orchestral Studies – Texas Tech University Lubbock, Texas

Director of Orchestral Studies – Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas

POSITION/RANK/SALARY: Director of Orchestral Studies. Rank, tenure, salary are commensurate with experience.

QUALIFICATIONS: Substantial conducting and teaching experience at the university level; evidence of outstanding musicianship and conducting skills; demonstrated experience in leading a comprehensive collegiate orchestral program. Masters degree in conducting, doctorate preferred, or equivalent professional experience required.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Coordinate and guide all aspects of the orchestral program. Conduct the University Symphony Orchestra; lead orchestral conducting program (including grad and undergrad programs); maintain a positive national and international profile; assist in the recruitment of undergraduate and graduate music majors as well as graduate orchestral conducting majors; maintain creative/scholarly and service contributions appropriate for assignment. Service duties might include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the music unit, the college, and the university is expected. Pursuit of external grants in support of research or creative activity, when appropriate, available, and in the faculty member’s field, is encouraged.


Texas Tech University: Texas Tech University is a public national research university with an enrollment of over 36,000. As a Carnegie-classified doctoral granting university with high research productivity, one of 99 U.S. institutions with this designation, Texas Tech offers over 100 undergraduate majors and more than 100 masters and 50 doctoral degree programs. Created by the Texas legislature in 1923, the university is located in Lubbock, a city of 236,000. The University is the only campus in Texas that is home to a research university, law school, and medical school. The School of Music, with a full-time faculty of 56, enrolls 500+ majors and offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Music (performance, composition, theory, teacher certification), Bachelor of Arts, Master of Music (performance, conducting, composition, string pedagogy, piano pedagogy, theory, musicology), Master of Music Education (including a summer completion program), Doctor of Musical Arts (performance, conducting, composition, piano pedagogy), and Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Arts—Music with emphases in Music Education, Arts Administration, Music Theory, Musicology. The School of Music is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music and is a unit of the College of Visual & Performing Arts.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: (a two-step procedure) Applications are to be completed online. The hiring site is Refer to job posting and requisition ID – 8901BR.

1) Attach the following materials to your online application: a) letter of application, b) curriculum vita. If you are having trouble with the online application, contact TTU at 806-742-3851 or e-mail at

2) Please send the following items electronically to or to the following physical address:

Dianne Caspell; School of Music; Texas Tech University; Box 42033; Lubbock, TX 79409-2033.

a) three current letters of recommendation, b) minimum of three additional reference names with telephone and email contact information. Additional materials may be requested at a future date. Please limit materials to those requested.

Completed file should be received by November 9, 2016, but screening will continue until the position is filled.

Additional School of Music contact information: 806-834-3817.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples. Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply.

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