Capital University
  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • Full Time

Capital University offers a rich benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, family education benefits, short-term and long-term disability, life and critical illness insurance and free parking.

The Conservatory of Music at Capital University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty member as Director of Wind Ensembles. The successful candidate will have significant experience and a documented record of success as a conductor and teacher at the collegiate and/or high school level. Success with student recruitment and retention is expected. Salary depending on the candidate's experience and qualifications. This is a 9-month contract beginning in Fall 2023.

Major responsibilities: The successful candidate should be prepared to lead the Symphonic Winds (Capital's premier instrumental ensemble), Wind Symphony, coordinate the Band Festival, teach undergraduate courses in instrumental conducting and instrumental pedagogy, and maintain a visible recruiting profile. Additional responsibilities may include (but are not limited to) teaching courses identified as departmental needs or other areas within the candidate's area of expertise. The successful candidate will also maintain an active profile of service and artistic activity, provide academic advisement to students, participate on committees, and provide service to the university and profession. An extra stipend is available to direct the Columbus Youth Symphonic Band one night per week, to teach in the summer Masters of Music in Music Education program, to coordinate the Complete Band Director Workshop, and to direct the Winds and Percussion middle school camp.

Qualifications: Doctorate in Music or Master's in Music with equivalent and relevant professional experience. Demonstrated pedagogical success in educational settings, including understanding of methods and practices of effective ensemble training and the ability to work within a highly collaborative learning environment is expected. Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively and in a collegial, professional manner with students, faculty and staff; demonstrated commitment and ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff.

Application Process: Interested candidates should submit the following: 1) a cover letter which addresses the qualifications for the position and states how your teaching, scholarship, and service will support the university mission: Capital University transforms lives by empowering an inclusive community of learners through engaging academic, co-curricular, and professional experiences, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a separate statement, maximum 500 words, outlining how you would support Capital's goal of increasing the diversity of the Capital community and curriculum, 4) name, title, email address, and phone number for a minimum of three references, 5) unofficial graduate transcripts, 6) links to video performances of high school and/or collegiate ensembles with the candidate conducting.

Please upload all documents listed above to the drop box, when asked to upload resume on application.

Applications must be completed by October 15th to guarantee full consideration.

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Capital University calls Columbus, Ohio, home. As the 16th largest city in the nation, Ohio's capital and most populated city, Columbus is rich in cultural diversity and the arts, the center of the state's political activity, and home to several Fortune 500 companies. Columbus ranks in Money magazine's picks of the ten best big cities.

Capital University requires all employees in all positions to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before the first day of employment. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of having the full COVID-19 vaccination OR file and be granted approval for a valid religious or medical exemption. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Capital University's HR Department after you receive an offer of employment. Capital University does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of an offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws requiring reasonable accommodation.

Capital University is committed to increasing the diversity of the Capital community and curriculum. This commitment includes Capital's dedication to the development of faculty and staff who are committed to inclusive practices in teaching, learning, working and all other campus and community interactions. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.

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Capital University is an equal opportunity employer, and supports a diverse and inclusive campus community. Capital University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, sex, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by the law.

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