Detailed Job Description
The faculty member will conduct the UVU Symphony Orchestra and maintain a professional career as a conductor. Additional teaching assignments may include Orchestra Literature and Methods, practicum courses, private instruction, or other areas depending on candidate's expertise and needs of the department. Further, the faculty member will advise undergraduate students, participate in auditions, actively recruit students, serve on committees, and perform other appropriate university and professional service. A focus on student success is essential and includes motivating students to excel as performers, scholars and teachers, and assisting students with professional career placement or graduate studies. Other activities may include visits to secondary schools, attending professional conferences, offering workshops, and adjudicating competitions and festivals.
A master degree or equivalent from an accredited college, university, or conservatory, and experience in instrumental conducting is required. A doctoral degree or equivalent from an accredited college, university, or conservatory, with teaching experience in higher education is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
-Knowledge of the principles and methodology of instrumental conducting
-Proven skills as an accomplished teacher/performer/conductor
-Skills in recruiting, interviewing and placement of students
-Ability to engage students in learning and performing opportunities on campus and in the community
-Skills in assisting counselors wand other department heads in maintaining an effective program
Ability to develop effective business and educational partnerships at the campus, local, state, and national levels
-Ability to communicate (written and oral) with a wide variety of students, faculty, and others
-Ability to supervise others, including students and employees
Special Instructions to Applicants
All applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, and five current references. After first screening, applicants are required to provide transcripts, three current letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (if available), a CD or DVD of a performance from within the past five years, and a DVD teaching demonstration.
- To be considered an applicant for employment you must apply online through the UVU.Jobs website.
- To receive full consideration for post-secondary education, please submit copies of transcripts or diploma of highest degree earned. Transcripts do not have to be official copies.
- To be considered in the first screening, the online application and required application documents (see below) must be submitted by the screening or closing date.
- Our system can only accept supplemental documents (such as cover letters or transcripts) in PDF or Word format. The file size of documents must be less than 2MB. It is strongly recommended that you take documents that are not in an electronic form and scan them into a separate black and white PDF file so you can attach them electronically to the online application. You can get help with this at a local copy center if needed.
- Application materials become the property of UVU.
- Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the results of a background check, which includes a credentials check, an employment check, and criminal records check. A criminal conviction is not necessarily a bar to employment.
- For questions contact Human Resources at HREmployment@uvu.edu.