Director of Instrumental Ensembles

The School of Music at Illinois Wesleyan University invites applications for an Instrumental Conducting position with a 3-year visiting appointment (continuation subject to annual performance reviews, with the potential for renewal), to begin January 1, 2023. IWU is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce, and the School of Music is committed to supporting a culturally and academically diverse professoriate. We encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.


POSITION: Illinois Wesleyan is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts university of approximately 1650 students. The School of Music offers a comprehensive music program and is an accredited institutional member of NASM. The successful applicant will direct the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra, teach courses in conducting and applied lessons in the area of expertise, and contribute to the goals and mission of the School. The successful applicant will actively engage in all recruitment activities of the School of Music. The University and School of Music are committed to the recruitment, inclusion, and success of an increasingly diverse student body. Candidates are urged to highlight any experience or background that may help them contribute to these goals in their application materials.


QUALIFICATIONS AND SALARY: Candidates must have a record of distinguished and active teaching and artistic or scholarly achievement. An earned doctoral degree in Music or commensurate experience is preferred. The successful candidate should demonstrate effective communication skills and the ability to collaborate across the School. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.


PROCEDURE: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Materials received by October 7, 2022 will receive full consideration. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, links to thirty minutes of video (including rehearsal and performance clips), and the names of three references. Candidates should address in their application materials their experience and efforts with inclusive (DEI) practices (either cover letter, teaching statement, or separate statement).


Materials should be sent (email preferred) to:

Dr. Franklin Larey, Director and Professor, Search Committee Chairperson


School of Music

Illinois Wesleyan University

P.O. Box 2900

Bloomington, IL 61702-2900

(309) 556-3015


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