Orchestra Director/Music History – University of Toledo Toledo, Ohio


The Department of Music seeks a dynamic faculty member with a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, with excellent teaching and recruiting skills, to serve as Assistant Professor of Orchestral Studies and Music History. This is a tenure-track position beginning Fall 2017. 


Earned doctorate in music preferred. ABD considered.

Successful teaching and recruiting experience demonstrated at both the high school and college/university level preferred.

Minimum 3 years teaching experience.


Conduct, coordinate, and administer the UT Symphony Orchestra.

Teach undergraduate courses in Music History and Conducting; potential to effectively teach graduate level courses will be a consideration.

Develop, coordinate and manage symphony/instrumental recruiting events.

Regional recruiting of qualified students.

Develop and sustain strong relationships with the local, regional and national orchestra community, through school visits, workshop presentations, and guest conducting.

Function as an instrumental area division member, including adjudication of prospective student auditions and current student applied juries.

In addition to Teaching and Service to the Department/College/University, the candidate is expected to maintain a professional profile through active work such as: guest conduct/adjudicate orchestral workshops, festivals, honors events; professional conference presentations and/or publications of scholarly work.


Nine-month appointment. Compensated summer teaching possible. Starting Date: August 2017 

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Music is located on the university’s main campus. It employs an excellent faculty of sixteen full-time and approximately eighteen part-time members. Degrees offered include the B.M. in Performance, B.M. in Jazz Performance, B.E. in Music Education, B.A. in Music, M.M. in Performance, and M.M. in Music Education. Seven music minor program concentrations are also offered. Music majors/minors are approximately 100 in number. The department plays a vital role in the civic, cultural, and commercial life of the community. 

THE UNIVERSITY, COMMUNITY AND AREA: Founded in 1872, the university is located on an award-winning 255-acre main campus in one of Toledo’s most desirable neighborhoods. The university is comprehensive and offers the bachelors through doctorate degrees. It has a current enrollment of over 20,000 students. The greater Toledo area is racially and ethnically diverse with a rich cultural life including the renowned Toledo Museum of Art, the Toledo Symphony, Toledo Opera, Toledo Jazz Society, an active jazz and club scene, an excellent zoo, a metropolitan park system, and a science museum. Its location provides residents with excellent recreational opportunities on Lake Erie, and easy access to cities throughout the Midwest. 

Situated in the heart of the Midwest, Toledo, Ohio is a convergence of highways, railways and waterways that have long made Toledo a transportation hub. Located at the intersection of I-75 and I-80/90, the two busiest highways in the country, Toledo is where things get built. Smart things like solar panels and biotech. Iconic things like Jeep® brand SUVs and Libbey glass; home to several corporate entities – Owens Corning, Owens Illinois, Dana Corporation, Jeep and First Solar. Strengths in bioscience, agribusiness, transportation and logistics, result in a thriving arts and cultural scene with diverse career opportunities and growth for our region. 

The University prides itself in providing access throughout the life span to a quality liberal education for undergraduates and an appropriate array of professional and graduate programs especially relevant to metropolitan areas. The University conducts research and community service that support a high quality educational environment and reflect issues important to the region. 


Reviews will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For best chance of consideration, submit complete application by April 7, 2017.

A completed digital dossier will include: a) letter of application; b) a curriculum vita; c) repertoire list (with dates) of conducted works; d) three current letters of recommendation (one letter must be from a conductor). These items must be uploaded through the online job application form.

Materials that must be submitted by mail include: a) one audio CD of works conducted; d) one DVD which includes one 10-15 minute rehearsal segment and at least one performance of a recent work you have conducted. In addition, video of traditional classroom teaching may be submitted. Audio/Video recordings may be submitted as links via email (youtube or dropbox). Application materials will not be returned.

Transcripts will be requested after the initial review.

Submit digital dossier materials through the online application site: 


Submit mailed dossier materials to: Chair – Orchestra Search Committee, The University of Toledo – Dept of Music, 2801 W. Bancroft Str., Toledo, Ohio, 43606.


About this entry