Assistant Professor of Music (Wind Ensemble Conductor and Coordinator of Large Ensembles)

Location
Washington, D.C.
Posted
Mar 02, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


I. RECRUITMENT PLAN

Posting Number: F001274 Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Music (Wind Ensemble Conductor and Coordinator of Large Ensembles) Rank: Assistant Professor Administrative Title: Wind Ensemble Conductor and Coordinator of Large Ensembles Discipline Humanities Specialty: Contract Type: Renewable Appointment (initial appt period) - Three Years Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2018 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Position Description Summary:

About the institution
Located in the heart of Washington DC, the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is a vibrant educational community dedicated to educating the next generation of cultural leaders through diverse field from Museum Studies to Graphic Design to Photography and beyond.

Part of the George Washington University's Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design offers over 20 undergraduate and graduate degrees and functions as an incubator for artists, designers and scholars and with a wide variety of classes serves to enrich students from across the university. Recognizing that the challenges that society faces are diverse, requiring different modes of thought, the Corcoran provides a platform for engagement that bridges creativity and professional practice with the breadth and depth of the larger liberal arts education.

The Corcoran School embodies and exemplifies what Columbian College has defined as the Engaged Liberal Arts, which strives to link disparate fields and better prepare our graduates for rich, multidimensional careers in the 21st century.

The Music Program at the George Washington University's Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is seeking candidates for a full-time Wind Ensemble Conductor/Coordinator of Large Ensembles position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 2018.

The Music Program is a core player in the Corcoran's commitment to exploring new educational models within the liberal arts environment. The Program welcomes candidates committed to collaborative teaching, innovative approaches to performance, robust scholarship, and cross-disciplinary partnerships.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

The holder of the position will be expected to establish a record of strong performances both within and beyond the university.
The successful candidate's primary duties will include conducting the wind ensemble/symphonic band and providing oversight and direction for the large ensemble curriculum of the Music Program. The position will involve performance at university, departmental and community events, as well as the recruitment of undergraduates. Additional teaching duties may be assigned according to the expertise and interests of the candidate and the needs of the music program.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicant must have experience in one or more of the following: Orchestral, Choral, and/or Jazz conducting/ performance.
Applicant must be committed to the performance of contemporary music, diverse repertoires, and music of cross-disciplinary, electronic, and/or multimedia elements.

A doctorate is required (Ph.D. or DMA) by the date of appointment. University level teaching experience and/or professional-level conducting experience are required.

Advertised Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience. Other Benefits: Other Information: Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit a letter of interest; CV including representative concert programs; a statement addressing your philosophy of the role of critical thinking in teaching music in a university setting; 3 letters of reference; a 10 minute video of the candidate in rehearsal; two unedited videos of contrasting pieces of the candidate conducting in performance. Submit all videos to cmus@gwu.edu, and submit letters of recommendation under separate cover from referrer to Robert Baker, Committee Chair, rbaker@gwu.edu. Review begins on 4/2/2018. Finalists will be invited to make an on-campus presentation to the full faculty of the Corcoran, after which point a committee recommendation will be shared and a vote taken. The results shall be sent to the Director for appointment.
Only complete applications will be considered.

Department Link: https://corcoran.gwu.edu/music Posting Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Quick Link http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/49370
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Will you have a Ph.D. or DMA by the date of appointment?
    • yes
    • no
  2. * Do you have University level teaching experience and/or professional-level conducting experience?
    • yes
    • no
  3. * Do you have experience in one or more of the following: Orchestral, Choral, and/or Jazz conducting/ performance?
    • yes
    • no
  4. * Are you committed to the performance of contemporary music, diverse repertoires, and music of cross-disciplinary, electronic, and/or multimedia elements?
    • yes
    • no




Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching Interest
Optional Documents

    PI101420500

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