Director of Orchestral Activities: Texas State University San Marcos

Position Title Director of Orchestral Activities
Job Posting Number 20180089FAC
Job Location San Marcos
Department School of Music
Position Description The School of Music at Texas State University invites applicants for a faculty position at the rank of assistant professor or associate professor.

Responsibilities include: Direct Texas State Symphony Orchestra and oversee or conduct the University Orchestra. Actively recruit well-qualified instrumentalists. Direct orchestral ensembles for special events and opera productions. Teach conducting at graduate and undergraduate levels as assigned. Teach other courses as assigned depending on strengths of the candidate. Participate in professional activities as a conductor/performer and/or music scholar. Regularly participate in faculty meetings, committees, and other service activities.

Required Qualifications Master of Music.
Record of accomplishment as an orchestral conductor.
Experience in university-level ensemble teaching.
Successful experience in opera conducting.

Appointment at the Associate Professor rank also requires a minimum of 5 years tenure-track teaching experience.

To be eligible for hire at the associate professor rank, candidate must meet the requirements for that rank as established by the department. The successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank and title based on university and department established standards.

Preferred Qualifications Doctorate in music or equivalent professional experience.
National and/or international exposure as a professional conductor.
Application Procedures Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, To ensure full consideration, please submit the following by February 16, 2018:
1) a letter of application,
2) curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references,
3) unofficial transcript of the highest degree,
4) in lieu of a document, a URL with a 20- minute video of applicant rehearsing an orchestra from the players’ perspective.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.

Proposed Start Date Fall 2018
Open Date
Review Date 02/16/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Legal Notices Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcripts
  4. URL – Video File

Optional Documents

  1. Letter of Recommendation #1
  2. Letter of Recommendation #2
  3. Letter of Recommendation #3
  4. Media File
  5. DD 214/DD1300
  6. Veteran’s Preference

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