The School of Music and Dance is seeking highly qualified applicants for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Conducting / Director of Bands position to begin September 16, 2019.
Responsibilities for this full-time, tenure-track position will be to serve as music director and conductor of the University of Oregon Wind Ensemble as well as handle administrative responsibility for all UO bands (e.g., Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Campus Band, Athletic Bands), the summer conducting symposium, and summer band/orchestra campus; additional duties will include teaching of graduate and undergraduate conducting and leading the master’s-level wind conducting program; establishing and maintaining active working relationships with state and regional instrumental teachers and high school band directors. Additional duties will depend on qualifications and interests of the applicant and the needs of the school. The person in this position will need to maintain a program of appropriate research/creative activity, serve on committees, and perform other appropriate university service.
Doctorate in music required; however, extensive experience conducting collegiate wind bands plus a Master’s degree may substitute for a doctorate in music in some circumstances.
• Demonstrated record of ongoing activity in professional organizations
• A record of commitment to university, school, and community collaborations
• Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in music education
In addition, we seek candidates with the following Professional Competencies:
• Ability to organize, manage, and communicate effectively with a diverse faculty and student body
• Effective interpersonal skills
• Desire and high potential for recruiting, building, and maintaining an outstanding program
• Demonstrated potential to contribute effectively to a faculty team dedicated to creating a positive, dynamic, and inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population
Internal Number: 522276
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