Director of the Carleton Symphony Band and Instructor or Lecturer in Music

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Department: Music
Position Type: Faculty - Non-Tenure Track
Categories: Faculty - Music

The Department of Music at Carleton College invites applications for an Instructor or Lecturer to serve as Director of the Carleton Symphony Band beginning September 1, 2023. The position also includes the role of area coordinator for winds, brass and percussion. This is a 0.75-time continuing appointment with an initial two-year term followed by longer-term renewals upon successful reviews.

We seek a dynamic teacher and performer with an understanding of, and commitment to, music performance in an undergraduate liberal arts setting. Candidates should possess excellent communication and organizational skills and a vision for the future of wind ensembles at Carleton. A Master of Music is required; a doctorate (DMA) is preferred. The successful candidate will direct the Carleton Symphony Band, which meets three times per week during each of Carleton’s three 10-week academic terms. Additional opportunities and requirements may include teaching private lessons, coaching chamber music and teaching a related classroom course.

Instructors and lecturers at Carleton are continuing members of the faculty and central to the life of their respective departments and programs and of the College as a whole. Compensation includes full faculty benefits, including professional development support. For more detailed information on benefits, consult:

To apply, please visit the Carleton College website at and submit an online application by January 23, 2023, including a letter of application, your C.V., contact information for three letters of reference (whom we will contact to solicit letters after an initial round of reviewing applications), a teaching statement that includes comments on working with a diverse student body in a liberal arts setting, and a link to approximately 45 minutes of video of representative rehearsals and performances directing a wind-oriented ensemble.

Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college with a student body of approximately 2,000. Located in the thriving two-college town of Northfield, Minnesota, it is forty-five miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, in easy reach of a vibrant metropolitan area that is home to three million people and rich cultural resources.

Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities.

Carleton is committed to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body.

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