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Assistant/Associate Professor of Music

$52,000 – $52,000 yearly

Ball State University

Last Updated: 1/15/23

Job Description

The School of Music invites nominations and applications for a tenure-line Assistant Professor of Music (Orchestra) beginning August of 2023 to direct the Ball State Symphony Orchestra (BSSO) and manage all additional aspects of the orchestra program.

Our dynamic faculty function as collaborative, innovative, inclusive, and adaptive members of the College of Fine Arts community, both within and beyond the home unit, serving as quality teachers, productive in creative and/or scholarly work, engaged in public service activities, and contributing to the Ball State and Muncie communities and beyond. Additionally, lifelong learning at Ball State University extends educational engagement beyond the classroom and includes learning for professional development, personal enrichment, or other goals throughout one’s lifetime. Faculty will be expected to participate in the department’s, college’s, and university’s lifelong learning opportunities when available and may be assigned teaching responsibility in this area as part of their overall responsibilities.

Teaching assignments include the direction of the Ball State Symphony Orchestra, the management of the orchestra program, instructing courses in undergraduate instrumental conducting, recruitment activities, leading the graduate orchestral conducting program, and courses as assigned, based on the needs of the school and the expertise of the candidate.

Graduate teaching assignments may also be assigned based on the needs of the school and the expertise of the candidate.

At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

Position Function: Teaching assignments include the direction of the Ball State Symphony Orchestra, the management of the orchestra program, instructing courses in undergraduate instrumental conducting, recruitment activities, leading the graduate orchestral conducting program, and courses as assigned, based on the needs of the school and the expertise of the candidate.

Graduate teaching assignments may also be assigned based on the needs of the school and the expertise of the candidate.

Minimum Qualifications: Masters Degree in Music.

Employer will consider sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: Terminal Degree in Music (DMA, DA, or Ph. D.)

Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/35099.

Required in the Applicant Documents section of this application:

  1. Cover letter of application
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Under “Portfolio” please provide a document containing a video link of conducting performance and rehearsal
  4. An inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500.

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 1/16/2023. The pay range for this position starts at $52,000.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit: https://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/HumanResources/Jobs/Benefits-and-Community/Faculty

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.



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Muncie, Indiana, United States
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball Sta...