The School of Music seeks an experienced orchestral conductor and educator to serve as the Interim Director of Orchestral Studies for the 2019-2020 academic year (August 2019-May 2020). The successful candidate will have a distinguished record of accomplishment in music conducting and/or performance, with a profile that qualifies for appointment at the rank of Visiting Professor. Primary responsibilities include conducting the University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra (UISO) and Chamber Orchestra (UICO); overseeing the All-University String Orchestra (AUSO); teaching graduate courses in orchestral conducting and orchestral literature; advising and mentoring DMA and MA students in orchestral conducting; administering the orchestral program; and supervising teaching assistants. In addition, the Interim Director of Orchestral Studies will be responsible for selecting music and preparing the orchestra for all concerts, including those scheduled during the search period for a new Director of Orchestral Studies in Spring 2019. Additional responsibilities may include conducting or overseeing a graduate conductor for stage productions. This is a nine-month, non-renewable position.
Appointment: begins August 21, 2019
Salary: commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Review of applications will begin January 15, 2018 and continue until filled.
The School of Music and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
The University of Iowa has a historic commitment to the arts. The School of Music enrolls approximately 450 majors and has a full-time faculty of 50. The Voxman Music Building, opened in the fall of 2016, is a state-of-the art facility near the heart of the campus in downtown Iowa City. The Iowa City/Coralville area has a population of about 75,000 and is a cultural center with a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Its public schools, libraries, and health care facilities are rated as outstanding.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.