Assistant or Associate Professor of Music and Program Director of Orchestral Studies.
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The University of Central Florida (UCF) School of Performing Arts is seeking a 9-month assistant professor (tenure-earning) or associate professor (with tenure) in music and an internal university title of program director of orchestral activities, to lead UCF's School of Performing Arts orchestral studies program. Instructional duties to include directing the university orchestras, teach string music education courses and other courses according to the ability of the applicant and needs of the department. Ongoing research and university service is an expectation of all tenured and tenure-earning faculty. Collaboration with faculty, staff, and students in both Music and Theater Departments in addition to student recruitment is expected. The anticipated start date is August 2023.
The University of Central Florida is a major metropolitan research university, that promotes a diverse and inclusive environment and is home to a growing student population of over 70,000 students. Located in Orlando, it is the center of a growing, diverse community of nearly two million people. The Department of Music, within the School of Performing Arts, offers B.A., B.M., BME, and M.A. degrees. For more information about the Department of Music, please visit our website at http://music.cah.ucf.edu.
For assistant professor: An earned master's degree in music from an accredited institution, at least five years of professional experience leading an orchestra and teaching string music education. Evidence of excellent musicianship, exhibiting quality and significant professional activity that demonstrates a clear capacity for academic advancement commensurate with a tenure-earning position. The ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, university administration, and the community.
For associate professor: An earned master's degree in music from an accredited institution, at least five years of professional experience leading an orchestra and teaching string music education. Evidence of superb musicianship, exhibiting quality and significant professional activity that demonstrates a clear capacity commensurate with a tenured position. The ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, university administration, and the community. In addition, evidence of successful national experience in orchestral conducting and the following at the collegiate level: directing an orchestral program; demonstrated extensive leadership and administrative acumen; successful string recruiting. Currently holding rank of associate professor or higher at an accredited institution.
For either rank: A string performer with an earned doctoral degree in music from an accredited institution; evidence of successful national experience in orchestral conducting and the following at the collegiate level: directing an orchestral program and at least five years teaching string music education; successful string recruiting. Strong leadership and administrative acumen, evidence of successful recruitment of students and the ability to proactively engage with public school music educators and a demonstrated history of engagement with public school strings programs. Experience working with diverse orchestral genres including opera and musical theatre.
Additional Application Materials Required
The university requires that all candidates apply online at www.ucf.edu/jobs. In addition to the online application, candidates should also include:
1) Letter of application that includes a personal teaching statement.
2) Current curriculum vitae.
3) Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) statement, including description of prior, current, and planned contributions to DEI.
4) Three letters of reference (sent under separate cover).
5) Names and contact information for three additional current professional references.
In addition to the online application materials, submit 3 representative recording links of recent performances as well as a video recording conducting an orchestra performance and rehearsal to be submitted as either YouTube or Vimeo links.
The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts (and, as applicable, U.S. degree equivalency evaluations) documenting the conferral of their qualifying academic credentials.
NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit documents at a later date.
The application deadline is 11/10/2022. Please direct any questions regarding the search to Jeff Rupert, Chair, Director of Orchestras Search, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program.
- Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays.
- Retirement savings options.
- Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando area attractions.
- Education assistance.
- Flexible work environment.
And more...For more benefits information, go to 'Prospective Employees' on the UCF Human Resources website (https://hr.ucf.edu/)
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The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.
Additional Requirements related to Research Positions
Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.
The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.
DepartmentCollege of Arts and Humanities (CAH) - Performing Arts
Type of AppointmentRegular
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The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.