Position Title Assistant Professor-Director of Orchestral Activities
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Provide Rank Assistant Professor
Position Number 064481
Department School Of Music - 270000
Earned Doctorate Required. Candidates who are ABD will be considered and all
requirements for the degree must be completed by September 15, 2022.
Successful candidates will have pre-college or college-level conducting and
music teaching experience beyond the graduate teaching assistant level.
Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)
Description of the Department or Unit
HAYES SCHOOL OF MUSIC: The Hayes School of Music consists of 410 music
students and 50 full-time faculty and offers undergraduate degrees in music
education, music therapy, music industry studies and music performance with
concentrations in instrumental or vocal performance, music theory/composition
and sacred music. Graduate degrees are offered in music therapy and music
performance (with concentrations in instrumental or vocal performance, music
theory/composition, conducting, and a graduate certificate in music theory
The Hayes School of Music prepares young musicians for professional lives as
performers, composers, music educators, music therapists, conductors,
scholars, and music industry professionals, ensuring the next generation of
musical leadership for the state, region, and nation.
The Hayes School of Music is generously supported by the Hayes Endowment for
Musical Excellence. Appalachian State University is an accredited member of
the National Association of Schools of Music. Additional information is
located at www. music.appstate.edu
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Teaching load to include: Appalachian Symphony Orchestra, Opera Orchestra,
Orchestral Conducting, conducting lessons with graduate students, courses
related to orchestral students in the music education degree program including
String Orchestral Techniques and Literature, and supervision of student
teachers and practicum students. Administrative duties include: Coordination
of orchestral activities with applied music faculty, coordination of
orchestral activities with the instrumental and choral ensembles, oversight
and management of orchestral area budget and resources (including
instrumental inventory and ensemble library), and representing the Orchestral
Area on the Dean's Advisory Council. Additional Activities: Participation in
Hayes School of Music entrance auditions, recruiting to support the Orchestral
Activities, and supporting and informing public school string programs.
The orchestral activities area at the Hayes School of Music is a vital
resource to both the School and the community. We seek a dynamic conductor who
values the programming of diverse repertoire, including that of historically
The Hayes School of Music maintains a closely-knit community of engaged
learners (faculty, staff, and students), who seek to provide a mutually
supportive environment to nurture musicians pursuing professions in music
education, performance, music therapy, and music industry studies at the
undergraduate and master's level.
Type of Position Full Time Position
Appointment Type 1.0
Number Of Months Per Year 9
Physical Demands of Position
Typical physical demands of professional position as an orchestra conductor
and director of orchestral activities at the university.
Description of University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains,
prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand
and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all.
The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion
that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge,
to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace
diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North
Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-
to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
Posting Date 11/12/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Evaluation of Applications Begins 12/06/2021
Proposed Date of Hire 08/01/2022
Suggested Salary Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with
qualifications and experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should submit in PDF format: a curriculum vitae, a letter of
interest addressing the essential duties and responsibilities outlined in the
job description, a diversity statement addressing the candidates' demonstrated
commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (including programming), and
five (5) references with contact information (email and phone) at this
Upon selection as a semifinalist: Applicants will be asked to send a PDF with
links to video recordings of both orchestral performances and rehearsal
sessions from earlier in the concert cycle where the conductor demonstrates
their rehearsal and teaching techniques (not a dress rehearsal run-through).
These should include footage from the orchestra members' visual perspective
(camera facing the conductor), should total no more than 15 to 30 minutes
each, and must have taken place within the past five years. Please do not
submit this information until requested.
Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available
Disability Accommodation Information
Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application
process by contacting Maranda Maxey, ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational
programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions
of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex,
gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability,
veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.
Director of Human Resources/EEO Officer
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
Director of Title IX Compliance/Title IX Coordinator
Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
ADA/504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources Director
Office of Disability Resources
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Boone, NC 28608
Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian
We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and
inclusive excellence both locally and globally.
We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and
inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community,
including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus
community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase
learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work
collectively to achieve a just experience for all.
We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable
environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their
culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed
to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an
expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of
the university community.
Background Check Statement
Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the
University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
Eligibility for Employment
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be
required before the hiring process can be completed.
Search Chair Name Dr. Stephen M. Hopkins
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Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
List of References with Contact Information