Assistant Professor of Music, Orchestral Conducting (UMBC, Department of Music)
The Department of Music at UMBC seeks an Assistant Professor (full-time, tenure track) in Orchestral Conducting, to begin August 2022. This individual will be responsible for the direction of the UMBC Symphony Orchestra with additional teaching, recruiting, advising, and service responsibilities assigned based on candidate interests and departmental needs. The successful applicant will be an experienced conductor, with additional teaching skills/experiences that will broaden our curricular offerings. A secondary area of research or creative activity is welcome. Applicants who demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by way of teaching, performing, publishing, or volunteer experiences are urged to submit an application. Salary is competitive. Master’s degree is required.
Applicants should upload the following materials: a cover letter; a current CV; a detailed statement of conducting qualifications and teaching interests and preparedness, including in areas beyond conducting if applicable; dated links for up to 3 video excerpts (totaling no more than 30 minutes of material) demonstrating conducting skills in a variety of styles (please include a video example of a rehearsal if possible); and, current contact information for three references. Additionally, all candidates must submit a separate statement addressing their capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to engage students from diverse backgrounds; candidates are encouraged to provide specific examples. The applicant should include in this statement their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. For best consideration, please submit all application materials by October 19, 2021 via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/92996). Applications will be accepted until filled. For questions, please contact search committee chair Brian Kaufman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located in the heart of the culturally rich Baltimore-Washington corridor, the Department of Music is a growing diverse and supportive community enrolling 160 undergraduate majors. Housed in the University’s striking new Performing Arts and Humanities Building, the music wing includes a 350-seat performance space with superior acoustics, 9-foot Steinway grand pianos, and fully equipped recording and keyboard labs. All tenure-track faculty maintain robust careers in performance, conducting, or composing on the regional and national level, with many having a research focus in contemporary art-music and some with creative activities that include music as a vehicle for civic engagement and social justice. In addition to its undergraduate degrees, the Department offers a post-baccalaureate Certificate in American Contemporary Music. See www.music.umbc.edu for more details. UMBC, an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, is especially proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity and are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are members of groups that historically have been underrepresented in the professoriate. We encourage applications from women, minority group members, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.