Assistant Professor of Music (Director of Orchestral Studies)

Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 11, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Title Assistant Professor of Music (Director of Orchestral Studies) Requisition 202100028F Rank Assistant Professor FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary

Highly competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

Position Category Position Type Full-Time Tenure Track College College of Arts & Media Department School of Music Open Date 03/11/2021 Quicklink
Contact Name Dr. Matthew McInturf Title

Director of Orchestral Studies Search Committee, Chair
Sam Houston State University
Box 2208
Huntsville, TX 77341-2208

Contact Phone 936-294-1361 Contact Email
Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

Serve as the Director of Orchestral Studies; conduct the SHSU Symphony Orchestra, and String Chamber Orchestra; teach conducting at the undergraduate and graduate levels; teach other courses appropriate to the individual’s background/experience and School of Music needs; establish positive relationships with public school orchestra programs; assist in recruiting string majors; actively collaborate with artist string faculty.

Educational Requirements for the Position

Master’s degree with significant professional experience required, doctorate preferred.

Experience Required for the Position

Artist conductor with a strong commitment to education; experience teaching at both the secondary and university highly desirable.

Other Requirements for the Position

All School of Music faculty members are expected to maintain a record of performances, service, and creative productivity that indicates continuing growth of national and international visibility. The applicant must work collegially with others and be committed to undergraduate education. The successful candidate will be a highly enthusiastic teacher and recruiter who will continue to develop an outstanding orchestral and strings program. In addition to departmental needs, the candidate will serve as a liaison to the Huntsville Youth Orchestra.

Special Instructions Summary

Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, three current letters of recommendation, official transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, list of at least 5 references, and up to five conducting video samples demonstrating both rehearsal and concert situations to Please upload the conducting samples to a video-sharing website and links (password protected if you so choose). Each sample should be uploaded separately and include an identification of the rehearsed/performed repertoire as well as the ensemble and your relation to it. Other supporting materials may be requested at a later date.

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you learn about this position?
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  2. If your response to the question above was 'Other' please indicate from what source.

    (Open Ended Question)

Candidate Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Transcripts
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Media Presentation
  6. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3

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