Interim Director of Orchestral Studies and Violin, Visiting Lecturer in Music

Job description

The Music Department seeks a full-time Interim Director of Orchestral Studies & Visiting Lecturer in Music.  This is a one-year sabbatical replacement starting July 1, 2018.  The position entails conducting the Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra, studio violin teaching and chamber music. The orchestra is a 50-member ensemble comprising primarily of students, but also including faculty, staff and community members.

A Master’s degree is required, doctorate preferred.  College and/or professional experience is desired.  Commitment to liberal arts education, the ability to contribute to the wider educational aims of the Department and the capacity to reflect the College commitment to diversity through repertory choices are essential. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate competence in working with students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Review of completed digital dossiers will begin on March 30, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.  Please do not send hard copy material.

Applications are online only at Please submit application with 1) curriculum vitae including a repertoire list; 2) letter of intent; 3) video samples of orchestral performances from the perspective of the ensemble, an orchestral rehearsal, solo violin performance and a sample lesson; and 4) teaching statement, including evidence of commitment to mentoring a diverse student body. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. We recommend early submission because electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically (and letters of reference accepted) only after the completed application has been submitted. Recommendations should address the candidate’s conducting, violin playing, teaching and organizational skills. 

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty.  Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color.  Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. 

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members.  Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.  In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.




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Posted: 3/14/2018
Application Due: 5/13/2018
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