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The School of Music and Dance is seeking a tenure-track faculty member at the assistant professor level for a Fall 2017 appointment. The position requires the candidate to design, teach, supervise, recruit, and manage all aspects of the orchestral program. Teaching responsibilities will include conducting all orchestral and string ensembles, undergraduate and graduate conducting, orchestral literature, and other teaching duties that match the candidate’s qualifications, background, and interest. In addition to teaching, the candidate will provide leadership throughout the conducting program, aid in development of curriculum and assessment procedures, and coordinate the training and supervision of graduate orchestral students. The Director of Orchestral Studies is expected to provide leadership in recruiting outstanding students to the music program and to maintain active and collaborative relationships with the public school, community college, and university orchestra programs throughout the state of California and beyond. The candidate will also contribute to collaborative relationships across the School of Music and Dance. Active and sustained involvement in professional growth beyond the university is required to obtain tenure and promotion, as is excellence in teaching and participation in faculty governance.

Review of applications will begin on September 14, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Master of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting is required. Doctorate preferred or professional equivalency in the conducting and university orchestral field considered. Applicants should apply via Interfolio at:

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