Serve as music director, administrator and conductor of choral ensembles at the Conservatory, leading this program to great visibility on all levels; serving as an active component of recruitment throughout the Conservatory; develop musicianship and artistry in others through professional engagements like summer festivals, all-state festivals, guest conductorships at peer institutions and professional engagements at a national/international level; maintain a national/international profile as a conductor and/or scholar; provide vision for the choral program and for collaboration, both within and outside of the university; teach choral conducting and literature and train a successful studio of graduate-level conductors; contribute to the performance, academic, and service environments characteristic of a Conservatory within a university; enrich the cultural environment of the Kansas City metropolitan community; participate actively in the intellectual life of the Conservatory and university by serving on graduate and faculty committees, as well as engaging in other Conservatory activities; other duties as assigned, based on the candidate's strengths and the needs of the institution.
Demonstrated successful and innovative experience as a choral conductor, preferably in a university setting; significant professional experience and reputation at the national/international level as a conductor and/or scholar; demonstrated ability to attract quality undergraduate and graduate students; strong commitment to teaching and mentorship; doctoral degree in conducting, or equivalent professional experience.
Full Time/Part Time
This is a full time, tenure track, tenure eligible, benefit eligible position with a appointment date of September 1, 2020.
Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Review of application materials will begin November 3, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
APPLICATION MATERIALS TO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE : Application form, application letter, curriculum vitae (including educational background, previous academic appointments, and artistic credentials). See position posting at UMKC Human Resources website at http://info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/academic-positions/. Use search keyword "choral"
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