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Non-Classified Opening

Director of Orchestras and Assistant Professor, Music (3474)

Non-Classified Classification

Idaho State University

Open for Recruitment: October 13, 2017 - November 17, 2017
Announcement # NONCLS074519
Salary Range: DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Pocatello

SPECIAL NOTIFICATION:  This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.

Posting Number: req550
9 Month Full-Time
Faculty Tenure Track
College of Arts and Letters
Pocatello - Main

Primary Purpose

Conductor of the Idaho State Civic Symphony, departmental orchestral activities, and other applied / academic duties as appropriate. Anticipated start date is August, 2018.

Hosting the world-class Stephens Center for the Performing Arts, Idaho State University offers the B.A. & B.S. in Music, the B.M. in Performance, and the B.M.E. & M.Ed. degrees. The department is an accredited institutional member of NASM.

Visit our website at —www.isu.edu/sopa  

Visit the Idaho State-Civic Symphony at www.thesymphony.us

Key Responsibilities

1.  Direct the Idaho State-Civic Symphony, an orchestra comprised of university students, faculty and community members.  The Symphony is part of the ISU Music Department, and is a hybrid organization supported by a community Board of Directors. Act as Artistic Director, arrange for season programming, guest artists, and other related duties.

2.  Work closely with university colleagues, and forge strong community ties. Work effectively and collegially with the Symphony Board, its leadership, and Executive Director (serving as ex-officio on the Board).  

3. Classroom and teaching assignments are contingent upon the candidate’s qualifications and departmental needs. Likelihood of applied studio teaching, and of administrative coordination within the studio and department.

4.  Participate in Departmental, College, and University service; assume a leadership role in recruitment and outreach activities.

5. Pursue an active record of creative scholarship / research.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Doctorate in orchestral conducting.

2. Experience conducting college level and/or community orchestra(s). 

Preferred Qualifications

1. Evidence of successful college studio and/or classroom teaching.

2. The ability to teach varied academic courses such as: conducting, theory, history / musicology, or form & analysis.

3. A background in, and ability to teach, applied music.

4. Demonstrated potential for creative scholarship / research.

Apply online at https://isu.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=550

Please submit the following documents with your application:
Letter of application; Curriculum vitae, which includes web links to applicable performance video and the names and contact information for five (5) professional references; and Unofficial transcripts of all degree work (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate).

PLEASE NOTE, NO ADDITIONAL SUPPORTING MATERIALS AT THIS TIME. Do not send separate MP3 files or hard copies. Such materials, i.e., course syllabi, written references, DVD copy of performances, shall be required ONLY UPON REQUEST FROM THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 17, 2017. However, the position will remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

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Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.