To Apply: Materials are only being accepted via Interfolio. Required documents to be uploaded are, letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of professional and teaching activity, and a list of at least five current references with contact information. To apply, please visit Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/65441. Please ensure you upload documents to the position for which you are applying and not to your personal Interfolio account.
Recordings may be requested following receipt of materials.
Materials will be accepted until position is filled.
Duties: Serve as director of the UM percussion program*; teach applied private instruction at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels in orchestral percussion, multi-percussion, marimba, and world percussion traditions, according to the candidate's expertise; teach additional courses in the percussion program such as percussion literature and pedagogy and percussion ensemble; mentor and advise percussion students; other departmental needs as required. The appointee will be expected to: demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence and innovation; recruit and retain students of high caliber; maintain a visible national and international profile as a performer and teacher. The appointee will also be expected to: participate in faculty governance; attend faculty meetings; serve on faculty and University committees as appropriate. It is desirable that the appointee perform on campus in solo and chamber music repertory with faculty colleagues.
*The director of percussion provides administrative leadership to the percussion program, including but not limited to assigning instruction to supplemental faculty and/or graduate student instructors, coordinate advising for all percussion students, and collaborating closely with other departments, including conducting, to ensure appropriate percussion participation in large ensemble performances.
Rank: Open; tenure or tenure-track
Required: Graduate degree in percussion performance or equivalent professional experience; sustained and distinguished professional record as a performer of multi-percussion repertory, chamber music and orchestral performance; commitment to nurturing a broad range of students of diverse identities and experiences,as demonstrated through pedagogy, service, and activities; demonstrated expertise and experience in teaching by having presented master classes, maintained private studios, and/or served as a faculty member at institution(s) of higher learning; evidence of the ability to recruit and maintain a successful percussion studio.
Preferred: Specializations in world percussion, commercial/popular music, new music, and/or other disciplines. DMA degree.
Review of materials will begin on September 15, 2019. Position will be open until filled.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 175241
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