Assistant Professor, Director of Orchestral Activities Sunderman Conservatory

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Department Sunderman Cons. of Music Job Title Assistant Professor, Director of Orchestral Activities Sunderman Conservatory Job Type Tenure-Track position Is Tenure Track Yes Job Summary

The Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor, Director of Orchestral Activities beginning August 2019. The successful candidate will conduct the Gettysburg College Symphony Orchestra and administer all its related activities, as well as teach in one or more related areas of expertise:

The teaching load for this position will be five courses annually (3/2 load), where the administration and conducting of the orchestra counts for two of the five annual courses. Additional responsibilities include student advising; student recruitment and outreach; participation in shared governance and other forms of institutional service.


Candidates must demonstrate excellence in orchestral conducting and teaching, coupled with the skills to foster students’ artistic and technical achievement through ensemble instruction. The successful candidate will demonstrate: potential for developing and maintaining a creative and/or scholarly profile; an understanding of the ideals and goals of an undergraduate liberal arts education; and a strong vision for recruitment and outreach. Doctorate preferred; ABD or equivalent experience considered. A record of successful teaching at the collegiate level and experience working with diverse populations preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae including a representative list of conducted repertoire, and current email and contact information for three professional references. In addition, all candidates must submit at least one link to a video recording showing the candidate from the ensemble’s view (preferably of both rehearsal and performance); up to four links to recordings may be submitted in total. Professional references will be contacted by Gettysburg College to submit letters of recommendation electronically.

Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. James Day [email protected] or Dr. Brent Talbot [email protected], Co- Chairs, Director of Orchestral Activities Search Committee. Review of complete applications will begin November 12, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

EEO Statement

Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

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Posted: 12/28/2018
Application Due: 3/29/2019
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