Employment

Director of Orchestras

Department of Music

Position: Director of Orchestras

Date of Appointment: August 20, 2014

Rank and Salary: Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Academic Staff, dependent upon the qualifications of the successful candidate.  Salary is competitive, and commensurate with experience.

Qualifications: Earned Doctorate or equivalent professional experience. Doctorate required for tenure-track faculty appointment. Academic staff appointment considered for ABD candidates.  Orchestral conductor with a strong commitment to undergraduate music education; demonstrated excellence in musicianship and rehearsal techniques; well-developed communication skills and organizational abilities; demonstrated effectiveness as a teacher at the college level; ability to work collaboratively in a university environment; strong commitment to recruiting and to meeting the educational needs of an increasingly diverse student population.

Duties: Provide artistic and administrative leadership in the orchestral music program at UW-Whitewater; direct the Whitewater Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra; teach conducting and a core interdisciplinary Arts course; perform additional duties according to the qualifications of the successful candidate and the needs of the Department, which might include applied music instruction and additional music or music education coursework; participate in departmental activities, recruiting and outreach.

Application: To be considered for this position, the candidate must submit a letter of application, together with a list of at least three references, a complete vita, and three current letters of recommendation.  Finalists will be asked to provide additional supporting materials.  Review of completed applications will begin on January 15, 2014.  The position will remain open until filled.  Names of applicants may be disclosed unless applicants request otherwise.

Send to: Please send all materials electronically to: orchsearch14@uww.edu

For more information, contact Prof. Christian Ellenwood, Chair, Orchestra Search Committee, Department of Music, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. 262-472-4664. Music Department phone: 262-472-1310; fax: 262-472-2808
 
Department of Music:
The Department of Music, with over 160 music majors, 75 music minors, and 30 full or part time faculty, is a division of the College of Arts and Communication, and is a fully accredited member of NASM.   The Department offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees with emphases in Music Education, Performance, and History/Theory.

College: The College of Arts and Communication serves a diverse population of students and embraces the principles and practices of Inclusive Excellence that are reflected in the University of Wisconsin System’s commitment to diversity and educational opportunity. We actively seek candidates who possess the interest and ability to work with students from diverse socio-economic, educational, and ethnic backgrounds.

University: The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a comprehensive university in the well-respected University of Wisconsin system.  Established in 1868, the University has approximately 12,000 students enrolled in 50 undergraduate and 11 graduate degree programs.  We are committed to the development of the individual, the growth of personal and professional integrity and respect for diversity and global perspectives.  Our core values include:  Commitment to the pursuit of knowledge and understanding; Development of the Individual; Personal and Professional Integrity; Commitment to Serve; Commitment to develop a sense of community, respect for diversity, and global perspectives.  We strive to create and maintain a positive and inviting environment for multicultural students, students with disabilities, and nontraditional students.  See http://www.uww.edu for more information.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and all veterans.  Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise.  Names of finalist will be released.  UW-Whitewater conducts criminal background checks as a contingency to employment.  A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.