Adjunct Instructor - Music Director and Conductor of the College Orchestra
The College of New Jersey in New Jersey
|Deadline||Open until filled|
|Date Posted||May 21, 2014|
The Department of Music at The College of New Jersey invites applications for Music Director and Conductor of the College Orchestra (part-time/adjunct) starting in the Fall 2014 semester. Duties include directing an undergraduate student orchestra (populated by music majors and non-majors) in regular rehearsals, sectionals, and concerts, as well as expanding and maintaining the ensemble by auditioning students, close collaboration with music faculty colleagues, on-campus recruitment, and outreach into local and regional communities.
Depending on departmental needs and candidate's expertise, additional duties may include teaching a conducting or Liberal Learning course in music; participation in recruitment events, music major entrance auditions, and area juries; coordination of the Department's string area; collaborating with Lyric Theater productions.
A per-semester contract is renewable. Salary will be commensurate with candidate's qualifications and experience.
1. DMA (completed or ABD) in orchestra conducting or equivalent professional conducting experience;
2. Three years of successful orchestra leadership at the college, community, and/or regional levels;
3. Excellent oral, written, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, creative, and dedicated educator with a strong commitment to teaching excellence, who fosters a stimulating learning environment and engages collaboratively with colleagues and the community. S/he will have a proven record or strong potential as a well-rounded conductor with visibility on local, regional, and national levels, and be able to channel this experience into sustaining a vital orchestra rooted in an academic setting.
Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective public institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the undergraduate residential experience and offers targeted graduate programs. The College's seven schools - The Arts and Communication; Business; Humanities and Social Sciences; Education; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering - offer degrees to nearly 6,800 students. The College's distinguished faculty of 348 full-time members provides a 13 to 1 student to faculty ratio, and eighty-five percent of classes have enrollments of 30 or fewer. TCNJ's picturesque campus is located on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing, approximately five miles from New Jersey's state capital of Trenton, and 60 minutes from both Philadelphia and New York City. A 95 percent freshman to sophomore retention rate and a six-year graduation rate of 86 percent speak to the quality of the TCNJ experience. For the 19th consecutive year, TCNJ was rated the No. 1 public in the category "Best Regional Universities (North)"; in U.S. News & World Report. It is ranked as one of the 75 "Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of American Colleges and is considered a "Best Buy" in higher education by both Barron's and Kiplinger's Personal Finance. In 2006 TCNJ was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally.
Application deadline: until filled
Starting date: August 26, 2014
Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of five references (with email addresses/phone numbers) electronically in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Adjunct Orchestra Director/"applicant's last name." Only complete, electronic submissions will be considered. Please do not send any other supporting materials until requested. Semifinalists will be contacted at a later time and may be asked to submit additional materials such as links to performance and rehearsal videos, scanned sample programs, teaching evaluations, and/or sample syllabi. A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries to: Dr. Wayne Heisler, Department of Music, The College of New Jersey, email@example.com.
To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.
Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.