The Department of Music at UMBC seeks a well-qualified Lecturer (Full-time including benefits) with a primary specialization in orchestral conducting beginning August 21, 2021. This position will be responsible for the direction of the UMBC Symphony Orchestra with additional teaching duties to be determined by the interests of the applicant and the needs of the department.
Applicants who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion by way of teaching, performing, publishing, or volunteer experiences are urged to submit an application. Salary is competitive. Master’s degree is required. The successful applicant will be an experienced conductor, with additional teaching skills/experiences that will serve to broaden our curricular offerings. Applicants should send a current CV; a detailed statement of conducting qualifications and teaching interests and preparedness; dated links for up to 3 video excerpts (totaling no more than 30 minutes of material) demonstrating conducting skills in a variety of styles (please include a video example of a rehearsal if possible); and, current contact information for three references. Additionally, all candidates must submit a separate statement addressing their capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to engage students from diverse backgrounds. For best consideration, please submit all application materials by May 1, 2021 via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/85695). Applications will be accepted until filled. For questions, please contact Dr. Lisa Cella, Department Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located in the heart of the Baltimore-Washington corridor, the Department of Music is a growing diverse and supportive community enrolling 160 undergraduate majors. Housed in the University’s striking new Performing Arts and Humanities Building (2014), the music wing includes a 350-seat performance space with superior acoustics, new 9-foot Steinway grand pianos, and fully equipped recording and keyboard labs. All tenure-track faculty maintain robust careers in performance, conducting, or composing on the regional and national level, with many having a research focus in contemporary art-music. In addition to its undergraduate degrees, the Department offers a post-baccalaureate Certificate in American Contemporary Music. See music.umbc.edu for more details.
Screening of Applications Begins:
Review of application materials will begin May 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
UMBC, an honors university serving more than 11,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students, is one of two public universities in Maryland to achieve the “doctoral/research university-extensive” Carnegie classification. Located just outside Baltimore and 45 minutes from Washington, DC, the campus is growing rapidly under dynamic leadership.
Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We will advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds. The successful candidate will join a department with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence, and will be expected to contribute actively to these efforts (https://diversity.umbc.edu/).
Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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About University of Maryland, Baltimore County
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.