Job description

JOB NO.: 96344-FA

Work Type: Faculty-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Instructional, Library, Museum, Arts

Employment Class: Faculty

Position Vacancy ID: 96344-FA

Working Title: Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 19, 2019

Term: N/A

Advertised Salary:

ACADEMIC (9 months)

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Master's degree in music required. A doctoral degree preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

1. Five years of successful professional experience in orchestral conducting.
2. Demonstrated teaching experience at the college level.
3. Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, with the demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and creatively with a diverse faculty and students.
4. Demonstrated success in cross-disciplinary collaborations such as chamber music, new music, early music, non-Western musics, opera coaching, or composition.
5. An emerging national and international profile as an orchestral conductor.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The Mead Witter School of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track conducting faculty and Director of Orchestral Activities position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2019. The Director of Orchestral Activities will provide guidance in area(s) of scholarly and artistic expertise within the conducting area including the opera productions, and demonstrate leadership in the recruitment activities of the School of Music. The faculty seek a highly motivated, engaged, and creative individual with a well-articulated agenda for an undergraduate and graduate conducting program, conducting expertise, and potential leadership in the field. This individual will join colleagues at the Mead Witter School of Music who value collaboration, innovation, equity, diversity, and inclusion in their shared work of preparing musicians for careers of all kinds. The successful candidate will be a superb musician with exceptional interpersonal skills.

The candidate's principal responsibilities will be to:

-conduct the UW-Madison Symphony Orchestra and opera productions, including selecting educative and innovative repertoire, overseeing orchestra auditions and concerto competition, teach orchestral conducting at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and educate and mentor successful graduate-level conductors, and serve on graduate degree committees.

-establish a national and international profile as a conductor and scholar through creative research activity.

-provide leadership and service within the School, College, and University.

Additional Information:

The Mead Witter School of Music, located within the College of Letters & Science, serves over 300 majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels, offering the B.A., B.S., B.M., M.A., M.M., D.M.A., and Ph.D. degrees; it also serves hundreds of non-majors through multiple ensembles and course offerings. Along with the university at large, the Mead Witter School of Music is committed to a diverse, collegial, and inclusive community for faculty, staff, and students, offering educational, scholarly, and performance opportunities, and embodying through its teaching and research the aims of the Wisconsin Idea. The School seeks candidates who identify with groups currently underrepresented within Schools of Music and academe at large. In April 2019, the Hamel Music Center, a state-of-the-art facility, designed as a gateway for arts on campus, will open its doors to the campus and general public. This new space will contain a large concert hall, a recital hall, lobby, and a large rehearsal space for use by students, faculty, and staff, contributing to the School's on-going engagement with audiences on and off campus.


Benjamin Schultz-Burkel
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 7, 2018. Electronic submission of materials is required. Applicants must apply via the on-line application system at (PVL 96344). Please click on the "APPLY NOW" button to start an application. Applicants will be asked to upload the following 3 items: 1) a letter of application that clearly articulate areas of creative research expertise, teaching and professional experience, and other areas of teaching and scholarly interest, 2) a CV, and 3) a list of links to at least 15 minutes each of recent rehearsal and performance video recordings via YouTube, Vimeo, or other online platform shown from the perspective of the players. In addition, you will be asked to provide the name and contact information for 3 professional references. References will be contacted directly to provide a confidential letter of recommendation via the on-line application system. DO NOT SEND OTHER MATERIALS UNTIL REQUESTED TO DO SO.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Underrepresented groups, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Nov 1 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Dec 7 2018 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 11/2/2018
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