Director of Orchestral Activities – University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas

Position Overview
The University of Kansas, School of Music, invites applicants to apply for a 9-month (Academic Year), tenure/tenure-track position beginning in the fall of 2018. This position will be responsible for the artistic, administrative, and visionary leadership of the University orchestra program; conduct the KU Symphony Orchestra, including opera productions; teach conducting, including graduate students; supervise/mentor orchestra teaching assistants and student workers; work individually and collaboratively in student recruitment, including building and maintaining productive relationships with public school and area youth orchestra programs; produce a record of creative work that indicates continuing growth, and national/international visibility; work cooperatively in support of the School of Music and the University, including service on graduate and faculty committees; participate actively in the cultural and intellectual life of the School and the University.

The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the School of Music including a diversity of scholarly approaches, and four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see Women, minorities, and candidates who will contribute to the climate of diversity in the School of Music, including diversity of scholarly artistic approaches are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate for the position must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.

Job Description
40% – Teaching: Teach undergraduate and graduate related courses; work to build and maintain a strong flute studio; work individually and cooperatively in recruiting music performance and music education students

40% – Research: Conduct research/creative activity in area(s) of expertise; maintain a record of creative productivity that indicates continuing growth of national and international visibility; supervise teaching assistants and graduate research

20% – Service: Advise undergraduate and graduate students; serve on graduate committees; other duties as applicable.

Required Qualifications
Doctoral degree in music, or master’s degree in music with equivalent professional experience.
Demonstrated success leading an orchestral program/organization.
Success in teaching and recruiting at the collegiate or professional level as demonstrated by application materials.

Additional Candidate Instruction
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information (e-mail and telephone) for 3 references who can be contacted for letters of recommendation, a 1-2 page statement discussing personal teaching philosophy within a comprehensive university school of music, including objectives and the means of achieving those objectives, and internet links to video recordings of recent live performances demonstrating the performance capabilities of the applicant. Other materials upon request only.

Review of applications begins on 10/17/2017 and continues as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date.

Contact Information to Applicants
Terri Morris

Advertised Salary Range: Commensurate with education and experience.

Application Review Begins: 17-Oct-2017

Anticipated Start Date: 18-Aug-2018

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information and retaliation in the University’s programs and activities. Access to information regarding equal opportunity and diversity worksite posters is available at or you may contact 785-864-4946 or for alternate access options. Any inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access,, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.


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