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DIRECTOR OF ORCHESTRAL STUDIES

Requisition # 74020

Position Basics


Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Thursday, October 15th, 2020
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 to begin in Fall 2021.



The School of Music seeks a motivated and collaborative individual who is committed to moving and cultivating the Orchestral Program into a clear position of embracing equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging (EDIB) through programming, engagement with prospective students, current students, faculty, staff, and the broader community. 



The successful candidate will have a distinguished record as a conductor and an innovative vision and approach for leading a major collegiate orchestral program in the 21st century. The candidate will also work with faculty to prepare young musicians and student conductors for careers in an ever-changing musical, cultural and social landscape.  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. Further responsibilities will include serving on departmental, collegiate, and professional committees, as well as planning outreach programs to engage with area high school students and their conductors. Additional duties may be assigned in accordance with areas of expertise and in consultation with the Director of the School of Music.



Required Documents for application:




  • Complete vitae

  • Letter of interest

  • EDIB Statement

  •  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

  • Ten concert programs spanning at least the past five years (link or scanned documents uploaded to online application)



Review of applications will begin November 16, 2020 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:

Master's degree in Music, in hand by the start date.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated excellence in conducting at the professional and/or college/university level for at least five years

  • Demonstrated record of creative programming

  • Demonstrated commitment to EDIB

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Music or equivalent professional experience

  • Evidence of innovation in leading an orchestra program

  • Demonstrated experience teaching and advising graduate (MA & DMA) orchestral conducting students

  • Demonstrated community engagement and experience working with youth and/or community orchestras

  • For consideration at the Associate Professor rank the candidate must have a demonstrated and sustained record of effective teaching, scholarship and professional activity that would merit appointment as Associate Professor

  • Evidence of creative activity and research as demonstrated through both performances and presentations/publications

  • Demonstrated success in recruitment and effective program development


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Supporting Attachments
EDIB statement
Links to unedited videos
Concert programs or link
 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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