Assistant Professor - Music - Director of Orchestra
Location: Fredonia, New York
Salary: $50,000 - $54,000
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: 157031
The School of Music at the State University of New York at Fredonia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestras. The successful candidate will bring a spirit of innovation and collaboration in the leadership of a robust orchestral program. With primarily undergraduate students, the program includes full symphonic programs, fully staged opera productions, chamber orchestra, as well as partnerships with a variety of local and regional professional organizations. The successful applicant will also teach undergraduate and graduate conducting courses. The appointment begins Fall 2023.
The Fredonia School of Music is a thriving program with approximately 600 undergraduate and graduate students. The curriculum prepares students for careers in music performance, musical theater, music education, sound recording, composition, jazz, and music therapy. This position offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Visa sponsorship is available for this position.
Rewards & Benefits
Competitive compensation plus comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental, and vision insurance and retirement plan options including a fixed pension plan or a 401(A) with generous employer contributions;
Paid leave provisions including sick and holiday leave; impressive educational benefits including tuition-free study plus supplemental tuition aid;
A rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of their personal life, including professional development programs and services, employee EAP and wellness programs, discounted membership to the on-campus fitness center, and access to the Campus and Community Child Care Center.
Reporting to the Dean of the School of Music, the successful candidate will:
Contribute to curriculum development and refinement. A visionary spirit and enthusiasm for collaboration is highly desired;
Serve the School of Music in the preparation and conducting of symphonic programs, opera, classroom instruction of conducting, and leadership of the orchestral program;
Be active as a recruiter for the School of Music;
Active conducting presence at the local, national, and international level;
Additional areas of teaching and service may be determined depending on School needs and the candidates' individual interests, qualifications, and expertise;
Be aware of, understand, and follow all university policies;
Provide service to the department, college, university, and profession.
This is a full-time, tenure track position beginning Fall 2023.
Visa sponsorship is available for this position.
Master of Music Degree
Professional and/or collegiate orchestral conducting experience.
DMA in Conducting or equivalent professional experience;
Opera conducting experience;
Demonstrated success at teaching undergraduate and graduate conducting;
Strong organizational and collaborative skills;
Demonstrated commitment to community engagement;
Demonstrated vision of the role and potential of the modern day orchestra, including experience in a broad range of diverse repertoire including (new works, world music etc);
Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and constituents in support of campus and department mission;
Demonstrated commitment to the university, division, and profession.
The State University of New York at Fredonia is one of the crown jewels in the 64-campus State University of New York system. Founded in 1826, Fredonia is a highly ranked comprehensive, selective, public, residential, liberal arts university that enrolls approximately 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 80+ majors and 50+ minors. Fredonia is consistently ranked as a top public university for academics, value, and social mobility. Fredonia is known for its strong academic programs, professional, award-winning faculty, a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere, and a strong focus on student success.
The 256-acre campus, known for beautiful green spaces and attractive architecture, is located one mile from the shore of Lake Erie in beautiful Western New York with ready access to fishing, swimming, and lakefront attractions. Fredonia is centrally located between several large metropolitan areas. It is one hour south of Buffalo and Niagara Falls, 45 minutes north of Erie, PA, and just 2 ½ hours from Pittsburgh, Cleveland, or Toronto.
Fredonia is a safe village community with beautiful Victorian homes situated in the heart of Western New York wine country. The location affords res...idents all four authentic weather seasons; warm and sunshine-filled, yet comfortable spring and summer, vibrant colors across rolling hills with the changing leaves of autumn, and the picturesque landscapes and accompanying outdoor activities of winter.
SUNY provides a competitive salary and benefits package.
Fredonia's faculty and staff focus on ensuring that all students will achieve the Institutional Learning Goals:
-SKILLED Develop Intellectual and Applied Skills, Literacies and Knowledge
-CONNECTED Engage Community and Diversity: Local Stewardship, Global Citizenship
-CREATIVE Demonstrate Scholarship, Artistry, and Innovation
-RESPONSIBLE Activate Sustainability, Ethics, Leadership, and Professionalism.