Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor of Music/Director of Orchestral Activities

University of North Alabama
February 06, 2023
Offerd Salary:Salary Range Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F0601058

Position Title Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor of Music/Director of Orchestral Activities Department Music FLSA Exempt General Description

The University of North Alabama is accepting applications for the position of tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Music/Director of Orchestral Activities. This position will be a tenure-track faculty position. This position will be responsible for serving as artistic director and conductor of the Shoals Symphony at UNA and the University Orchestra. Salary for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin on February 6, 2023 and continue until the position has been filled.

Essential Job Duties

The successful candidate will be expected to teach in related areas such as: applied strings, string ensemble, literature and pedagogy, instrumental conducting, and string methods; develop and maintain an agenda of research, scholarship, and/or creative activities relevant in the field; foster diversity and inclusion among students; serve on departmental and university committees; advise students; recruit string students; and work in collaboration with the Shoals Symphony Orchestra personnel and Board in the administration of the orchestra and in support of the university orchestras.

Additional Duties Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Minimum Qualifications

A doctorate in music or music education is required. ABD candidates close to completion of a doctorate may be considered for the position, but at the rank of Lecturer. Specialization in cello and/or double bass is preferred. Evidence of successful professional-level conducting experience, success in recruitment of string players, interest and skill in a variety of appropriate orchestral repertoire, and a strong commitment to undergraduate string teaching are also required.

Applicants must upload a cover letter; resume/CV; reference list with contact information for at least three professional/academic references; a creative portfolio containing 2-3 links to current rehearsals, applied teaching, and performances; and a one-page diversity statement at the time of application. Details regarding the diversity statement may be found here. Applicants are also encouraged to upload additional links to an applied lesson teaching demonstration.

Official transcripts for the highest degree attained are required of the successful candidate, but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. If any of your graduate hours in the relevant teaching discipline are taken from a degree(s) that is not your highest attained, an official transcript of that degree(s) must also be submitted. Electronic copies, if available, of unofficial transcripts may be attached under the attachment headings of Unofficial Transcript 1, Unofficial Transcript 2, etc. Electronic copies of unofficial/official transcripts may also be requested to be sent to [email protected]. If electronic copies of transcripts are unavailable, hard copies must be sent to: Human Resources, One Harrison Plaza, UNA Box 5043, Florence, AL, 35632 or brought to 601 Cramer Way, Room 226. Official transcripts must be sent directly to HR from the issuing school via email or postal mail to be considered official. Transcripts with a designation of “Issued to Student”, or with the student name listed as the recipient will not be considered official. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate prior to the start date of the appointment, but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. If you attended UNA, please click hereto fill out an online, electronic transcript request form. Your transcripts will be delivered to HR and we will upload them to your application packet at no charge to you. For questions, please email [email protected] or call 256-765-4291.

Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations Essential Physical Requirements Environmental Working Conditions Special Vision Requirements Salary Range Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Is the position Full-Time or Part-Time? Full-Time Duration of Appointment/Assignment EEO Statement

UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed. UNA is a smoke-free campus.

Position Type Faculty Posting Date 01/12/2023 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes

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  • Where did you learn of this posting?
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  • Do you have a doctoral degree in music or music education?
  • No
  • Yes
  • No, but I have ABD status
  • Do you have a specialization in cello and/or double bass?
  • No, neither.
  • Yes, in cello.
  • Yes, in double bass.
  • Do you have successful, professional-level conducting experience?
  • No
  • Yes
  • Do you have successful experience in the recruitment of string players?
  • No
  • Yes
  • Do you have a strong commitment to undergraduate string teaching?
  • No
  • Yes
  • Do you have interest and skills in a variety of appropriate orchestral repertoire?
  • No
  • Yes
  • Documents Needed To Apply

    Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Other Document 1
  • Reference List
  • Diversity Statement
  • Optional Documents

  • Unofficial Transcript 1
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Letter of Reference 1
  • Letter of Reference 2
  • Letter of Reference 3
  • Unofficial Transcript 2
  • Unofficial Transcript 3
  • Unofficial Transcript 4
  • Other Document 2
  • Other Document 3
  • Official Transcript 1 (for HR use only)
  • Official Transcript 2 (for HR use only)
  • Official Transcript 3 (for HR use only)
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