Director Orchestral Activities – Augsburg College Minneapolis, Minnesota


Augsburg College offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to approximately 4,000 students of diverse backgrounds. With a student/faculty ratio of 15:1, the college focuses on close personal interaction with faculty and experiential education opportunities on campus and in the community. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings. See more information about Augsburg below.

Job Description:

The Department of Music at Augsburg College invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Music with primary responsibility for orchestra. Additional teaching in small ensembles, music, human development and learning, and other areas of interest/expertise. The department seeks a creative and visionary individual who will advance music’s curricular alignment with college-wide priorities of social justice, urban education, diversity, and inclusion. In accord with the recently released College Music Society report, Transforming Music Study from its Foundations, the department seeks a person who is professionally and personally committed to the core values of creativity, diversity, and integration.

Augsburg’s music department is primarily undergraduate, with majors and concentrations in music therapy, music education, performance, and music business. It offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Science degrees. There are currently about 100 undergraduate majors. The department offers a master’s degree in music therapy.


The successful candidate will possess a background in orchestral teaching and conducting, knowledge of instrumental techniques and methods, repertoire knowledge to engage students representing a range of abilities and achievement levels, and creative teaching strategies with diverse school and community populations. Master’s degree required; doctorate or ABD preferred. Because of the connection with music, human development, and learning, experience teaching in school and/or community contexts is very desirable.

Additional Information:

Among the distinctive features of the College are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, and a strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional studies across all programs.The College’s commitment to the local neighborhood and the world is enhanced through the work of four signature centers: the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Global Education, the Sabo Center for Citizenship and Learning, and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. At both undergraduate and graduate levels, students actively engage in international travel and intercultural experiences that broaden their view of the world and deepen their engagement in it.

Augsburg’s main campus is located in the vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, one of the most diverse areas in the Twin Cities. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and one of the city’s largest medical complexes are adjacent to Augsburg; the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners Theatre district are just a few blocks away. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a vibrant branch campus in Rochester, the fastest growing city in Minnesota and headquarters of the Mayo Health System. In addition to these locations, Augsburg owns and operates international sites in Mexico, Guatemala, and Namibia.

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, go online at and upload a cover letter, CV, and official transcripts. As part of the online application process, you will be required to provide the names of three professional references. If your application advances in this search, you will be notified prior to Augsburg contacting your references. Application review will begin March 31; position open until filled. Further information is available at Candidates are requested not to send supplementary materials until/unless invited to do so.

Augsburg College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in an academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate these competencies.


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