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Assistant Professor of Music:

Orchestra Conductor/Director of Strings Studies

Opening Date: Review of applications will begin immediately.
Closing Date: Continues until the position is closed or filled.
Department: Music
Position Type/Benefits:

FT/Full Benefits Package

The Florida Southern College Department of Music seeks a well-qualified professional to provide musical and artistic leadership for its orchestra program.  This is a full-time, tenure-track-eligible position, beginning in August 2014.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Duties include selecting repertoire, planning and conducting rehearsals and performances, yearly collaborations with the choral and opera programs, coordination of department string studies, recruitment and retention of students, studio teaching, and establishing strong connections with high school orchestra programs on local, state, and regional levels.
NASM-accredited, the Department of Music offers the Bachelor of Music in Performance, the Bachelor of Music Education, the Bachelor of Arts in Music, and the Bachelor of Science in Music with a Concentration in Music Management.  The department currently has approximately 100 music majors, nine full-time music faculty members, and twenty adjunct faculty members.

Education, Work Experience and Requirements

An earned terminal degree is preferred, although candidates holding a Master’s degree with significant professional experience will also receive due consideration.
The ideal candidate should have experience directing a collegiate orchestra program, demonstrating excellence in teaching, conducting, and performing, as well as monitoring and developing string technique among players with a variety of backgrounds.  Expertise in studio teaching in an applied strings area is essential. 

To Apply:

To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of your teaching philosophy, and a list of at least five professional references:

Dr. Brad Hollingshead, Dean
School of Arts & Sciences, Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL  33801-5698

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

Electronic applications in MSWord or .pdf format are preferred and may be sent to AFore@flsouthern.edu

To Apply

Unless other contact information is provided within the job posting, please follow the application instructions below.

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a completed Employment Application and Disclosure form.  All items must be received before an application for employment will be processed.

Electronic documents can be sent to:

OR mail to:
Florida Southern College
Attn: Human Resources
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801

OR fax:

To apply, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen or have legal authorization to work in the United States. The type of legal work authorization must be indicated on the employment application when the applicant is not a U.S. citizen and qualifies for U.S. employment.

Download the Employment Application and Disclosure form here  


Please note: The completed Florida Southern College Application for Employment and Disclosure forms must be received before the College will process your application materials.

Typed data cannot be saved on the application form. Once complete, the form must be printed and mailed, faxed or e-mailed to the location provided. Applicants may also visit the Business Affairs Office in the Raulerson Building to complete the application Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive United Methodist-affiliated college. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 50 undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio; is a national leader in engaged learning; and boasts 27 NCAA Division II national championships. It is ranked the #1 Best Regional College in Florida and #4 in the region by U.S. News & World Report. It is included in The Princeton Review’s “377 Best Colleges” guide, The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2012, and Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Top Colleges” guide. The College is committed to the development of the whole student through vibrant student life programs that prepare graduates to make positive, consequential contributions to society. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is home to the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. Recently ranked for the second consecutive year as the #1 “Most Beautiful Campus” in America by The Princeton Review, listed as one of the nation’s top “Ten College Campuses with the Best Architecture” by Architectural Digest, and recently designated as a National Historic Landmark, FSC is an internationally-recognized place of beauty and excellence and is conveniently located within an hour’s drive of both Orlando and Tampa, Florida.