Lecturer in Music Position Announcement

Lecturer in Music Position Announcement

Date posted: 2013-04-02 12:41:31

The Department of the Arts in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY invites applications, expressions of interest, and nominations for the position of full-time Lecturer in Music. The Lecturer in Music will conduct the Rensselaer Orchestra, develop and coordinate programs in chamber and choral music, and teach courses in musicianship.  The position commences in August, 2013.

The successful candidate will hold a terminal degree or foreign degree equivalent in a field in music and possess an emerging national reputation as a musician and conductor.  Special consideration will be given to candidates who have demonstrated competence in orchestral and choral conducting with an interest in music technology, improvisation, telematic performance, performance art, or interactive art.

The Department of the Arts features an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to the visual and musical arts with a focus on the use of experimental techniques and methodologies in artistic conception, creation, and performance. The department offers innovative and highly ranked degree programs that lead to the BS, MFA, and PhD degrees in the Electronic Arts with intentions to develop a BS in Media Engineering and a BFA in Music & Media. In addition to providing these robust programs, the department contributes to interdisciplinary degree programs in Electronic Media Arts & Communication and Games and Simulation Arts & Sciences.

Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the nation’s oldest technological university. With approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students from across the country and around the world, the university offers more than 145 programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Rensselaer is located in Troy, NY, the heart of the "Tech Valley" region of the Hudson River Valley. The university’s Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) offers scholars, artists, and students opportunities for creative interdisciplinary research in the arts, performance technologies, science, and engineering through its performance and residency programs.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline for applications is May 6, 2013.  Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for five (5) professional references to:

Dean’s Office, School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
Search: Music Lecturer,  Arts Department
Attn: Kimberley Osburn
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180

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