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Job description: 

Job description:

The School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks an exceptional instrumental conductor for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level, depending on experience, beginning fall 2020.

This Assistant Professor of Instrumental Conducting position will strengthen the broader vision of the School of Music: To create an environment that enriches and enlivens the role of music in our society. The successful candidate will serve as the conductor of the School of Music’s Wind Symphony, teach undergraduate and graduate conducting courses, mentor graduate conducting students, and collaborate with the conducting faculty to develop new initiatives within and beyond the School of Music that reexamine and reimagine the role of the large instrumental ensemble in the 21st century. Additionally, they will be expected to continuously and assertively advance their creative activity and research portfolio, actively connect with our secondary school, K-12 and collegiate music education colleagues, contribute to the School of Music’s recruiting efforts, and share various administrative duties with the Director of Wind Ensembles. Other responsibilities will include working effectively with faculty colleagues in service to satisfy and advance the mission of the ASU School of Music.

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About ASU:

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

About the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts:

ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the nation, is a vibrant example of the of the New American University philosophy. With more than 5,000 students, more than 400 faculty and faculty associates, 135 degree options and a tradition of top-ranked programs, the Herberger Institute is built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program in the nation. The institute includes the School of Art, School of Arts, Media and Engineering, The Design School, School of Film, Dance and Theatre, School of Music, and the ASU Art Museum. Through recognizing that design and the arts are critical resources for transforming society and solving complex problems, ASU’s Herberger Institute is committed to positioning artists, scholars, designers, and educators at the center of public life.

For more information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit herbergerinstitute.asu.edu.

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About the School of Music:

Located in one of the most expansive metropolitan centers in the United States and situated in the Sonoran desert, the ASU School of Music supports a broad range of inquiry. Programs within the School of Music lead to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music with an optional concentration in Music and Culture; Bachelor of Music (BM) in Music with concentrations in music performance, jazz studies, music theatre, music education, music theory and composition, or music therapy as well as three minors in music performance, music studies, and musical theatre; Master of Arts (MA) in Music with concentrations in ethnomusicology or music history and literature; and Master of Music (MM) in composition, conducting, music education, music performance, performance pedagogy, or music therapy. In addition, the school offers a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in composition, conducting, or performance and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with a concentration in music education or musicology, as well as a graduate certificate in theory pedagogy. With one of the largest comprehensive music programs in a public research university in the United States, the ASU School of Music plays a prominent role within the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and is located on the ASU Tempe campus. For more information on the School of Music, please visit music.asu.edu/.

Required qualifications: 

Required qualifications:

  • DMA in Conducting or PhD in Music Education, or related field (ABD considered);
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching conducting and directing wind bands at the collegiate level;
  • Evidence of creative activity and research as demonstrated through both performances and presentations/publications;
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in creative activity and research, teaching, and service.
Desired qualifications: 

Desired qualifications:

  • National/International recognition in creative activity and research;
  • Experience teaching conducting at the undergraduate and graduate level;
  • Experience administering an instrumental ensemble program;
  • Interdisciplinary creative activity and research within and outside of the arts;
  • Experience teaching in or interacting with secondary school and K-12 music programs;
  • Experience collaborating with athletic bands at the collegiate level.
Instruction to apply: 

Instruction to apply:

Please submit the following materials:

  • Letter of interest detailing creative activity and research, teaching, and service experience;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • A one-page statement addressing the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • A one-page statement addressing the candidate’s teaching philosophy as it pertains to both conducting pedagogy and rehearsing a large ensemble;
  • Names and contact information of three references; 
  • Creative examples:
    • Two, 5-minute unedited rehearsal segments, encompassing contrasting musical and teaching styles;
    • Two unedited performance segments, encompassing contrasting musical styles, and totaling 15–20 minutes;
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All applications must be submitted electronically via https://apply.interfolio.com/67450.

Application deadline: 

Application deadline:

The application deadline is November 21, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

Additional ASU details: 

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. See ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at https://asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html. See ASU’s Title IX policy at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.

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