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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Music (Orchestral Conducting)

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Indiana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music seeks candidates for a tenure-track or tenured position in the Department of Orchestral Conducting. The successful candidate will have a national/international reputation and demonstrated ability as a conductor in both the symphonic and operatic repertoire, and will be able to attract highly talented graduate orchestral conducting students to the school and prepare them for careers in a wide variety of settings. The Jacobs School presents a minimum of five fully-staged opera productions, one musical, three ballets, and over twenty orchestra concerts annually, with a full-time faculty of two orchestra conductors plus guests.  

Responsibilities will include conducting concerts with the Jacobs School orchestras and operas in the IU Opera and Ballet Theater; teaching graduate courses in conducting, symphonic/operatic literature, and other related courses; and supervising graduate student associate instructors who conduct the All-Campus Orchestra, coordinate the Conductor’s Lab Orchestra, and serve as assistant conductors for every orchestral performance. Participation in department meetings, recruitment, auditions, doctoral advisory committees, and other departmental activities is required; service on Jacobs School committees is expected.  

Qualifications: Conductor with a growing (for junior applicants) or established (for senior applicants) national/international reputation, broad professional experience, and demonstrated ability as a conductor of the operatic and symphonic repertoire, with extensive knowledge of the literature. Ability to work successfully with advanced university-level conductors, instrumentalists, and singers required. Master’s degree in music or related field required; comparable professional experience will also be considered. 

Salary and Rank: This is an open rank search and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

Application: Apply online at

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. 

Special Instructions: A complete application consists of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, titles, and email addresses for each of three professional references. Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through their programming, recordings, teaching, mentoring, and/or community engagement. An email message with instructions about uploading letter of reference will be sent automatically to each of your reference providers immediately after you submit your completed application. Please do not send other materials until requested to do so. If you need help completing your application, please contact Cecilia Bass, Assistant to the Executive Associate Dean, (812) 855-5541 

Deadline: Screening will begin on November 30, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.  

For Best Consideration Date: November 30, 2021

Expected Start Date: August 1, 2022 

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