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Assistant Professor / Director of Orchestral Activities

Apply now Job no: 494116
Work type: Regular full time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Faculty - College of Performing Arts

Assistant Professor / Director of Orchestral Activities

The Rowan University Department of Music announces a tenure track, Director of Orchestral Activities position to begin September 1, 2020. The successful candidate will join a department that serves approximately 20 full time professors, 90 adjunct professors, and 400 music majors who are committed to providing collaborative performance opportunities and inclusive programming.

The Director of Orchestral Activities will demonstrate conducting abilities at the highest artistic standard; a successful track record as an orchestra director (preferably with college music majors); a comprehensive knowledge of standard and contemporary orchestral and opera repertoire; and proven rehearsal techniques and excellent pedagogical skills. In addition, the Director of Orchestral Activities will provide a vision for the future of Rowan University’s orchestral program, serve as a leader in recruiting outstanding students, and maintain active and collaborative relationships with public schools in the region.

The successful candidate should possess administrative skills, show promise for significant scholarly/creative achievement and have an ongoing commitment to advancing the profession, both as a teacher and guest conductor outside of Rowan University. In addition to conducting the University Orchestra, teaching duties may include courses that match the candidate's qualifications, background, and interests, such as undergraduate and graduate conducting. A master’s degree in music is required; doctorate or equivalent experience is preferred.

For consideration please submit a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references (phone and email), and links to videos of both orchestral rehearsal and performance (10 – 15 minutes of each, with the camera in the back of the ensemble facing the conductor). Review of candidates will begin on November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.


General Information:

The Department of Music enrollment has approximately 400 students and has a faculty of 20 full-time and 90 adjunct teachers. Degrees offered include undergraduate and graduate degrees in performance, music education, composition, jazz studies, music therapy and Bachelor of Arts. The department’s atmosphere reflects the invigorating environment at Rowan University which is a vibrant, comprehensive state institution with a present enrollment of 19,000 students. The university is located in a suburban, residential setting in southern New Jersey and is less than 20 miles from Philadelphia and 100 miles from New York City.

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