Assistant Professor, Director of Bands

Wisconsin, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 20, 2020
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The successful candidate will conduct Symphonic Band and Chamber Winds; teach Secondary Instrumental Methods and Literature, Conducting, Marching Techniques, Woodwind or Brass Techniques, Applied Lessons on primary instrument, and other courses as assigned by the chair and based on candidate interests and qualifications; cooperate with music education faculty in supervising secondary instrumental student teachers; actively participate in student recruitment; establish and maintain good working relationships with area high schools, communities and alumni; oversee wind instrument inventory and upkeep; serve as academic advisor; serve on university committees; and perform other departmental duties as assigned by the chair.  In addition, the candidate will develop and maintain visibility in the state, region, and nation as a conductor and clinician, and will be expected to adjudicate, and participate in state and national music organizations.


  • Earned doctorate degree in instrumental conducting or related field by August 20, 2021  
  • At least one degree in education/education field by August 20, 2021
  • Minimum three years experience as a band director in a public secondary school
  • Demonstrated record of success in instrumental ensemble conducting (secondary, post-secondary, community, professional)
  • Experience in teaching applied instrumental music (either woodwind or brass)
  • Active engagement in professional practice with prekindergarten through grade 12 schools, professional organizations, or other education-related endeavors at the local, state, or national level
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with people from different cultural backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity

Please do not submit recordings at this time. Recordings of conducting performance, ensemble rehearsal, and solo instrumental performance will be requested at a later date.

  • Prior university-level teaching
  • Commitment to and demonstrated success in student recruitment and retention
  • Experience with and commitment to use of alternative delivery formats
  • Preparation to teach in a secondary and related area such as music technology, music appreciation, world music, or core music courses