Assistant Professor of Music-Director of Orchestra (Faculty)

Georgia College & State University
Georgia, United States
Competitive Salary
Dec 09, 2020
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Assistant Professor of Music-Director of Orchestra (Faculty)

Home Department: Music

Employment Type: Tenure Track Faculty

Appointment: Faculty (10-month)

Primary Function:

The Department of Music at Georgia College, a fully accredited member of NASM, seeks a dynamic person to lead and continue to build an orchestra program at one of the nation's top public liberal arts universities. We seek a highly motivated individual who is committed to teaching, music education, research, and engaged learning within the context of a strong liberal arts environment devoted to diversity, global engagement, and the free exchange of ideas. Diversifying our curriculum geographically, temporally, and thematically is a high priority, so evidence of comparative and cross-cultural scholarship is particularly welcome. In keeping with the University's mission, we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity. For more information about Georgia College, please visit

Georgia College & State University is a member institution of the University System of Georgia and is the state’s designated public liberal arts university. A member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Georgia College enrolls approximately 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is prominently cited for educational excellence in a number of leading publications. The university’s beautiful and historic campus is located in Milledgeville, which was the mid-nineteenth century capital of Georgia and is very near the geographic center of the state. The Department of Music is positioned within the College of Arts and Sciences, which is the largest of the University’s four colleges. Approximately 195 full-time faculty teach 3,000 students in thirteen departments, with majors encompassing the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, sciences and mathematics, fine and performing arts, and select professional programs.

Georgia College is known for combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public universities. The university’s main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship. We value reason, respect and responsibility.

Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission and are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship and service. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.

Georgia College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and multi-ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment.

Primary Purpose:

  • Instruct academic courses and support the department, college and university goals by supporting the academic environment for the students at the University.
  • Teaching/directing orchestra (string and full) and string chamber groupings
  • Continue to build a string/orchestra program
  • Teach applied strings and string methods
  • Other teaching duties assigned according to experience and expertise

Key Functions: Faculty - Teaching/Instructing, Faculty - Professional Development, Faculty - Service to Institution, Faculty - Public Service

Job duties performed for the above function:

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Regular courses meetings and instruction
  • Publications (editing, citations)
  • Presentations at professional meetings
  • Current work in circulation or in progress
  • Grants received or applied for
  • Membership and participation in professional organizations

Service to the Institution

  • Committee memberships and offices
  • Programs directed and advised
  • Participation in special programs or projects

Public Service

  • Consulting work
  • Provide continuing education service, instruction, or program development for department, school, college, or university
  • Membership and participation in community organizations

Minimum Requirements:

Terminal Degree in conducting, string performance (ABD may be considered if degree is completed and conferred within the first year of employment) or music education. Conducting experience.

Must meet SCACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1

( (faculty credentials))