Assistant Professor (Director of Orchestral Activities)
The School of Music & Dance seeks a dynamic full-time, tenure track Director of Orchestral Activities beginning August 2019, committed to working in a collaborative and student-centered environment.
The successful applicant will conduct and administer the Eastern Michigan University Symphony Orchestra program, supervise student teachers as needed, and advocate effectively for the School within and outside the university, both regionally and nationally. Additional commitments include recruiting high-caliber students, participating in outreach and service, and maintaining an active agenda of scholarly and creative activity. Other responsibilities could include teaching orchestral/string methods, conducting, and occasional graduate courses, according to the strengths of the applicant and needs of the School.
Teach contractual load of undergraduate and graduate courses as assigned by the department or school.
Assign and submit grades in accordance with established University schedules.
Keep posted office hours during the week which are scheduled at times most beneficial to students.
Provide academic advising to students, if applicable.
Serve on search committees for hiring of new faculty members, departmental committees and other service committees across the university.
Participate in activities such as student registration, orientation, convocations and commencements.
Attend and participate in scheduled departmental meetings and functions.
Provide other support service to the department, college and/or university, if applicable.
Engage in pursuits that enable them to remain current in their respective disciplines.
Engage in pursuits that help to further organize and contribute to growth of the body of knowledge in their respective disciplines, and/or to explore interdisciplinary implications.
Perform related Departmental duties as required.
This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between EMU and the EMU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.
Doctorate or equivalent preferred.
Candidates must have an established record of success in orchestral conducting and teaching. A minimum of five years of teaching experience at the high school and/or university level is required.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and three letters of reference along with the names and contact information of three additional references.
Review of applications will begin November 26, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.
ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE ATTACHED WHEN FIRST SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION ONLINE. THEY CANNOT BE REVISED OR ADDED ONCE THE APPLICATION HAS BEEN SUBMITTED.
At a later date, short-listed candidates may be asked to present copies of official transcripts. Any documents sent later, such as these transcripts, should be sent to: [email protected]
For more information contact Daniel Foster, the Search Committee Chair, at
[email protected] or 734-487-0293.
More information about the university may be found at www.emich.edu, and about the School of Music and Dance at www.emich.edu/musicdance.
Eastern Michigan University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.