Orchestral Conducting – Kent State University Kent, Ohio

 

Basic Function
OPPORTUNITY FOR A KENT STATE UNIVERSITY ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ORCHESTRAL CONDUCTING.

TENURE-TRACK – 9 MONTHS

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
CONDUCT AND ADMINISTER ALL ACTIVITIES OF THE ORCHESTRA PROGRAM.
TEACH UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE CONDUCTING AND OTHER AREAS BASED ON THE CANDIDATE’S EXPERTISE AND THE NEEDS OF THE PROGRAM.
COLLABORATE WITH ENSEMBLE CONDUCTORS AND OTHER SCHOOL OF MUSIC FACULTY.
RECRUIT STUDENTS FOR THE PROGRAM AND PURSUE ENSEMBLE OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES.
SERVE AS OFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE KENT STATE UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA SOCIETY, A COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION THAT RAISES FUNDS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MEMBERS OF THE KENT STATE UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA.
OTHER DUTIES INCLUDE ADVISING AND MENTORING STUDENTS, AND PERFORMING OTHER UNIVERSITY AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE, AS APPROPRIATE. MAINTAIN AND CONTINUE TO DEVELOP A NATIONAL REPUTATION AS AN ORCHESTRAL CONDUCTOR AND PEDAGOGUE.

Minimum Qualifications
GRADUATE DEGREE IN CONDUCTING REQUIRED. DOCTORATE OR EQUIVALENT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE PREFERRED.
STRONG COMMITMENT TO TEACHING AND TO THE EDUCATIONAL ASPECTS OF THE ORCHESTRAL EXPERIENCE.
DEMONSTRATED ABILITY TO DIRECT AN ORCHESTRAL PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY LEVEL. ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS REQUIRED FOR OVERSEEING THE ADMINISTRATION OF AN ORCHESTRAL PROGRAM.
PROVEN SUCCESS AS AN ORCHESTRAL CONDUCTOR IN A WIDE RANGE OF REPERTOIRE.
EXPERIENCE TEACHING CONDUCTING AT THE UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE LEVELS PREFERRED.
DEMONSTRATED SUCCESS IN RECRUITMENT PREFERRED.

Additional Information
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We are an equal opportunity employer and 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.

For official job descriptions, visit www.kent.edu/hr.

Kent State University will become a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco use will not be permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit www.kent.edu/smoke-free< http://www.kent.edu/smoke-free>.

Special Instructions Summary
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING:

1. A LETTER OF APPLICATION THAT DESCRIBES APPLICANT’S EXPERIENCE AND STRENGTHS IN MEETING REQUIRED SKILLS AND DUTIES

2. CURRENT CURRICULUM VITAE

3. A LIST OF FIVE REFERENCES WITH CONTACT INFORMATION

4. REPERTOIRE LIST WORKS CONDUCTED IN PERFORMANCE AND/OR FOR RECORDINGS, AND OPTIONALLY, WORKS PREPARED AND REHEARSED, BUT NOT PERFORMED

5. ONLINE LINKS TO FOUR CONDUCTING VIDEOS AS FOLLOWS:
a. TWO REHEARSAL VIDEOS APPROXIMATELY 30 MINUTES IN LENGTH b. TWO VIDEOS OF PIECES BEING CONDUCTED IN PERFORMANCES

PLEASE DO NOT SEND VIDEO OR AUDIO RECORDINGS, PROGRAMS, LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION, OR OTHER SUPPORTING MATERIAL AT THIS TIME.

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS MAY BE REQUESTED AT A LATER DATE.

Review of materials will continue until position is filled. To apply for this position and to see the full job description, please visit https: jobs.kent.edu.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Frank Wiley, fwiley@kent.edu, Chair of the Orchestra Director Search Committee.

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