University of Michigan faculty position

University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance Department of Organ

Is accepting applications for a faculty position available in September 2014

The rank is tenure track assistant or associate professor, commensurate with education and experience. Duties include providing studio instruction in organ performance to undergraduate, master’s-level, and doctoral students, teaching classes in organ literature, and recruiting outstanding students. Other teaching duties may include church music, improvisation, and conducting.  In addition, the successful candidate is expected to maintain national and international visibility as a performer, teacher, and clinician, while meeting faculty service responsibilities at the School. 

Requirements include a record as an artist and teacher, or (for assistant professors) promise of same; a thorough knowledge of organ repertoire and its history, and of improvisation pedagogy.  Expertise in church music strongly desirable.  Potential to thrive in a cross-disciplinary environment.  Doctorate preferred, M.M. or equivalent experience required.

Application must include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae including evidence of performance and teaching activity, and a list of at least five references with contact information.  Do not send recordings or other supporting materials at this time.  Applications should be received by February 1, 2014 to ensure full consideration.

Apply directly to the School of Music, Theatre & Dance either via email to jsmigels@umich.edu or mail materials to: Chair, Department of Organ Search Committee, c/o Julie Smigielski, University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, 1100 Baits Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109-2085. The University of Michigan is an EO/A Employer and conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. 

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