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RESPONSIBILITIES: Studio teaching of oboe and related activities including chamber music coaching, recital preparation, recruiting, reed-making instruction, and performing with faculty chamber ensembles. Successful candidates will be expected to teach in Lawrence’s flagship Freshman Studies program, and take on other teaching responsibilities depending upon candidate’s interests, qualifications, and studio load. These responsibilities could include courses in Music Education, Pedagogy, Entrepreneurship, Theory, or other areas of study. Additional responsibilities include service related activities associated with a tenure-track position including student advising, participation in committee assignments, and other forms of institutional service.

QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated excellence in oboe teaching and performance in a wide range of styles from baroque to new music. Must be able to bring our students to the highest levels of artistic and musical mastery in a nurturing, student-centered environment. We are looking for a forward-thinking, collaborative colleague. A background in community engagement and outreach is desirable, as is a knowledge of advanced playing techniques, world music styles, or improvisation. An active, engaged performer is preferred; appropriate terminal degree or equivalent experience. A record of successful collegiate teaching and recruiting is desirable. Although this is a Conservatory position, strong support of the ideals and goals of a broad liberal arts education is a must.


Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. All candidates are encouraged to address the ways in which they could contribute to Lawrence’s institutional mission and commitment to diversity in their letter of application. We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence by: (1) further diversifying the faculty and/or (2) demonstrating experience with successful diversity-related initiatives, creative activity, or research; and (3) showing interest in developing inclusive pedagogy to address the needs of a diverse student body. See for more information about Lawrence and the surrounding community. All candidates are encouraged to describe in their letter of application the ways in which they could contribute to Lawrence’s institutional mission and commitment to diversity.

RANK AND SALARY: Tenure-track. Rank and Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATIONS: Should include cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, copies of representative recital, concert programs, recordings of recent live performances, academic transcripts, letters from three references, and any additional material that demonstrates your qualifications for the position. We would like all documents submitted digitally as either Word documents or PDF files, and all video and audio files submitted as links to external sites. Applicants are limited to five document uploads, please consolidate as needed to submit all required documents. Letters of recommendation can be sent to

CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC: Serving approximately 350 music majors, the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, founded in 1874, is a distinguished undergraduate program offering preparation for professional careers in music within the intellectual environment of a liberal arts college. The Conservatory has an enviable reputation for producing outstanding musician-scholars, and our robust double degree program attracts fine musicians who have strong interests in a multitude of academic areas. Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and the diversity of viewpoints and approaches that the faculty represents. We are seeking applicants who will thrive in this stimulating musical and academic environment.

Consideration of candidates will begin October 30th, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Applications should be submitted though Lawrence’s online application system:

Any additional questions can be directed to:

Committee Chair: Erin Lesser, Professor of Flute

Brian Pertl, Dean, Lawrence Conservatory of Music

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