University of Georgia — Limited Term Lecturer & Associate Director of Bands, Hugh Hodgson School of Music

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia (UGA) seeks an experienced artist teacher for a limited-term appointment as lecturer and associate director of bands wherein they will conduct the Wind Symphony, teach conducting and/or related courses, and contribute broadly to a large, comprehensive university band program. This is a full-time (9-month), benefits-eligible, non-tenure- track appointment expected to conclude after one academic year.

Start Date: August 1, 2021. 

Responsibilities 

  • Serve as conductor/instructor and artistic director of one of the three auditioned wind bands, with potential for additional conducting opportunities.
  • Engage in outreach and recruitment activities on campus and throughout the region.
  • Teach courses in conducting.
  • Teach courses in wind ensemble literature and pedagogy.
  • Mentor graduate and undergraduate students as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with other band faculty in administration of the band area including its middle school (December) and high school (January) outreach events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A terminal degree in conducting (e.g., DMA). Candidates with a master’s degree in conducting
    may be considered with documentation of exceptional professional expertise and accomplishment. Candidates without a terminal degree must be approved by the university for an exception before hire.
  • Evident commitment to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism
  • Prior teaching experience: 1) Minimum of one year of university teaching in conducting, and/or
    2) Minimum two years’ experience teaching bands at the secondary level.
  • Expertise and ability to teach in additional areas.
  • Demonstrated excellence in performance.
  • Record of creativity in concert programming and/or performance projects.
  • Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with administration, faculty, staff, students, and other
    community members.
  • Other qualities such as curiosity, flexibility, and empathy that add value to a dynamic music
    institution, contribute to the preparation of students for 21st-century careers, and enable the candidate’s leadership of relevant artistic projects in a community known for its music and arts culture.
  • Currently legally eligible to work in the United States.

To apply:
Application materials should include a CV, Cover Letter, an unofficial transcript of the highest degree earned, and link(s) to 15 minutes of video consisting of performance and rehearsal footage. Application documents must be uploaded to the UGAJobs link (https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/198836) with search committee reviews beginning June 25, 2021.To ensure full consideration, please apply by June 25. Additional materials, including reference letters, will be requested of finalists. Questions about the application process can be directed at Edith Hollander (somadmin@uga.edu or 706-542-2701); questions about the position can be directed at Dr. James Naigus (naigus@uga.edu). Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests. 

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music (https://music.uga.edu/) is among the leading schools of music in the region and nationally. It includes comprehensive programs, with degrees at the undergraduate level through the masters and doctorate. A celebrated faculty, outstanding facilities, and talented students build a supportive and rich environment for artistic and scholarly growth. Graduates from our programs have been internationally successful in their chosen fields. 

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

The University of Georgia (https://www.uga.edu/), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University ‘s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. 

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