Job Description

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Posting Numberreq10363
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeOpen Rank
Hiring DepartmentMusic (459A)
Academic LocationCollege of Fine Arts
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

The University of New Mexico, College of Fine Arts, Department of Music

Position: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor - Director of Orchestral Activities

Responsibilities: Provide administration of the Orchestral Area including budget management, scheduling of concerts and venues, and organization of recruitment activities. Conduct the UNM Symphony Orchestra. Recruit and instruct MM orchestral conducting students, teach graduate and undergraduate conducting. Teach other courses as assigned by the Department Chair. Work with the Department Chair to oversee orchestral ensembles that meet the needs of students. The successful candidate will establish an active schedule of recruitment and interaction with the string music education community and work collaboratively with faculty in the following areas: applied instrumental instruction, choral, opera, music education, and conducting.

Rank & Salary: Assistant or Associate Professor. This is a full-time probationary position leading to a tenure decision. Salary commensurate with experience rank

Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate in music with all degree requirements completed by August 2020. Five years of orchestral conducting experience. Two years of university orchestral conducting experience as a graduate assistant level or above.

Preferred Qualifications: Artist level conductor. University orchestral conducting experience as a faculty member. Demonstrated success with university recruitment. Effective communication skills. Demonstrates commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with underrepresented communities.

Application InstructionsAll materials for applications must be submitted electronically. Applications must include: (1) Signed letter of application that addresses listed qualifications, (2) Detailed curriculum vita, including a list of courses or subject areas previously taught or within the candidate's ability to teach, (3) Names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of 3-5 professional references, (4) Unofficial transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work, (official transcripts will be required of the candidate hired for the position);(5) Repertoire list of orchestral works conducted, (6) Three programs (as a PDF file) of full concerts conducted by the applicant, (7) Teaching statement (750 words maximum) that includes strategies for recruiting and retaining quality students, (8) Statement on diversity (750 words maximum) which demonstrates how the candidate will mentor/advise underrepresented populations and what role will be played to enrich the campus culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion; and (9) Links to a recent (within the last five years) 20-30 minute digital video of applicant conducting an orchestral rehearsal and a 20-30 minute digital audio or video recording of recent performance/s conducted by applicant along with supporting programs. Finalists will be asked to participate in a phone or Skype interview. Interviewees will be invited to the University of New Mexico to interview and audition for the search committee and administration. Components of interview may include conducting the UNM Symphony Orchestra, conducting a high school orchestra and teaching conducting students. For further inquiries to the Orchestral Search Committee, please contact: Renu Prinja,, 505-277-8923

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 11/4/2019. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


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