Floria International University: Assistant Professor of Orchestral Studies

Job Summary

The FIU School of Music (SOM) is comprised of 240 students and 50 full-time and part-time faculty. The SOM offers B.M. and M.M. degrees in composition, performance, music business, and music technology; a B.A. degree in Music; and a B.M. and M.S. in music education. The SOM produces and presents a full performance calendar in the Herbert & Nicole Performing Arts Center on FIU’s main campus and throughout the South Florida community. The School of Music is one of the eight integrated units of the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, including the departments of Theatre, Art + Art History, Communication Arts, Architecture, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design, the School of Journalism, and Mass Communication. CARTA has 200 faculty and staff members and 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Position Description: The FIU School of Music invites applicants for a nine-month, tenure earning Assistant Professor of Orchestral Studies.



  • Demonstrable experience conducting professional orchestras at national and/or international level
  • A terminal degree, preferably a DMA in Orchestral Conducting, is required for this position
  • Evidence of excellence in college, or university-level teaching


Responsibilities include conducting the FIU Symphony Orchestra, teaching Symphonic Literature, and undergraduate & graduate conducting courses.  As Director of the FIU Symphony Orchestra, he/she will also act as a liaison to their counterparts in the community and region, recruiting local, national, and international undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate is expected to be an active and effective recruiter for the String and Wind Studies programs, the graduate Orchestral Conducting program, and be dedicated to the growth of the FIU Symphony Orchestra. The successful candidate will also maintain a regional and national profile within the profession and engage in scholarly, creative activity, and research. The salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.


Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 512679 at facultycareers.fiu.edu and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and documentation of teaching and performance activity in pdf files.  Candidates may also be asked to submit recordings of rehearsals/performances at a later date.  Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references, who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, completed applications and required materials should be received by December 12, 2016.  Review will continue until position is filled.

How To Apply

Prospective Employee

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Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal Background Check

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of  their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

About FIU

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums:Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.

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Equal Opportunity Programs

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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