50605 Associate or Full Professor and Director of Orchestral Studies (Music)
Division of Music
Location: Dallas, TX
Open Date: Sep 30, 2022
The Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University seeks an artist conductor-pedagogue to serve as Director of Orchestral Studies, beginning August 2023. The selected candidate will hold the Martha Raley Peak Endowed Centennial Chair in Music. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience.
Southern Methodist University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
Provide artistic and administrative leadership of orchestra program; conduct Meadows Symphony Orchestra; recruit and mentor graduate students; participate in activities of the Division of Music in a robust liberal arts university; maintain a national/international profile as a conductor; collaborate with Division of Music faculty and staff members. Additional duties as assigned, which may include advising, teaching conducting, and coaching chamber music. The Director of Orchestral Studies is encouraged to produce innovative programs of eclectic musics with varying ensemble sizes and presentations.
The Division of Music
The Division of Music within the Meadows School of the Arts enjoys a longtime relationship with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Most instrumental faculty are principal players in the DSO. The Meadows School of the Arts takes full advantage of the opportunities in the culturally rich Dallas metroplex with annual performances at the Meyerson Center or Winspear Opera House. Southern Methodist University produces exceptional student concerts and hosts international guest artists and ensembles, including on-going residencies from the winning ensemble of the Banff International String Quartet Competition.
The Division of Music is a professional, comprehensive educational institution devoted to the advancement of music performance and scholarship, to the preparation of the next generation of music professionals, and to service in the artistic life of our community, our nation, and the world. Visit us at https://www.smu.edu/Meadows/AreasOfStudy/Music.
SMU is an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community of teachers and scholars that values diverse research and creative agendas. SMU offers excellent benefits including full same-sex domestic partner benefits. More information about SMU is available at http://www.smu.edu. Our beautifully shaded campus of Georgian-Revival-inspired architecture is situated in Dallas, a culturally rich arts and global business center (see http://www.dallaschamber.org).
REQUIRED: Master of Music degree or equivalent professional experience; established national/international reputation as an orchestra conductor and teacher; fluency with a wide range of repertoire, including new music, global genres, and the Western canon.
PREFERRED: Proven record of successful teaching in a school or conservatory of music within a university setting.
To apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/114686
1) letter of application; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) names/contact information of three references; 4) a document including hyperlinks/URLs of recent live performances and rehearsals using Interfolio at the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/114686. To ensure full consideration for the position the application must be received by November 18, 2022, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.
Southern Methodist University (SMU) will not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, education activity, or admissions on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU's commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX1 Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, including the prohibition of sex discrimination under Title IX. The Executive Director/Title IX Coordinator may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may also be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.
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