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DIRECTOR OF ORCHESTRAL STUDIES

Requisition # 73789

Position Basics


Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:Music

Salary


Salary:Commensurate

Position Details


Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The School of Music in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position as Director of Orchestral Studies at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.



The School of Music seeks a motivated and collaborative individual who promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion through engagement with prospective students, current students, faculty, and the broader community.



The successful candidate will have an innovative vision and approach for leading a major collegiate orchestral program in the 21st century. The individual will have a distinguished record as a conductor. Primary responsibilities include conducting the University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra; overseeing and administering the entire Orchestra Program; teaching graduate courses in orchestral conducting and orchestral literature; advising and mentoring DMA and MA students in orchestral conducting; supervising teaching assistants. Additional responsibilities may include conducting or overseeing a chamber orchestra and pit orchestras for stage productions, as well as planning outreach programs to engage with area high school students and their conductors.



Required Documents for application:



• Complete vitae



• Letter of interest



• Three letters of recommendation (contact information will be entered in the online application)



• Links to unedited videos comprising at least 20 minutes of conducting a performance AND at least 20 minutes of leading a rehearsal



• Samples of a few recent concert programs (link or scanned documents uploaded to online application)



Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and continue until filled.  



The School of Music and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.



The University of Iowa has a historic commitment to the arts. The School of Music enrolls approximately 450 majors and has a full-time faculty of 55. The Voxman Music Building, opened in the fall of 2016, is a state-of-the art facility near the heart of the campus in downtown Iowa City. The Iowa City/Coralville area has a population of about 75,000 and is a cultural center with a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Its public schools, libraries, and health care facilities are rated as outstanding.  

Education Requirement:

Doctorate in Music



 

Required Qualifications:

Demonstrated excellence in conducting and teaching conducting at the college/university level for at least 3 years



Demonstrated record of creative programming 



Demonstrated success in recruitment and effective program development



Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Desirable Qualifications:

Demonstrated record of innovation in leading an orchestra program



Community engagement and experience working with youth and/or community orchestras


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Supporting Attachments
 Number of References:  3
 Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.   

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.


Contact Information


Contact:Kellie A Kucera - kellie-kucera@uiowa.edu
Clas-Clas Administration
Voxman Music Building
93 East Burlington Street
1400 M VOX
Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 319-335-1606
Department URL: https://music.uiowa.edu/



The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.

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