Assistant Band Director, and Assistant Professor of Music

Marian University
Indiana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 08, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Performing Arts at Marian University-Indianapolis seeks qualified, dynamic, and outgoing applicants for the position of a non-tenure track Assistant Band Director and Instructor/Assistant Professor of Music in the Music Program. This position will promote Marian University’s Catholic mission and identity by assisting in all facets of the band program, including the marching band and leading the men’s and women’s basketball band; assisting with the wind ensemble in the spring semester; teach in areas of need which may include marching band techniques, music education courses, supervision of student teachers; and assist the Director of Bands in all aspects of a comprehensive collegiate band program. Other duties may be assigned to meet program and departmental needs according to candidate’s areas of strength. Candidates who are able to teach applied lessons are encouraged to apply. 

The successful candidate will build a rapport with local high school directors, recruit students to the program, and administer community outreach. The ideal candidate will hold a PhD, DMA, or DA (MM at a minimum) in music or music education and have public school band directing experience.

Marian University is a Catholic, comprehensive, regional institution of higher education dedicated to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts traditions and offers a multitude of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. Marian University has been experiencing significant growth over the last decade and is expanding its academic offerings. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of Marian University.
  • A completed Ph.D., DA, or DMA in music or music education preferred. Must have MM in music or music education degree by date of hire.
  • Prior teaching experience at the high school and/or college level required
  • Evidence of capacity for effective teaching in higher education.
  • Potential for ongoing research, publication, and activity in professional associations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated, collaborative, and able to work independently with colleagues throughout the university and in the community.
  • The ability to create new ideas and build a program. The successful candidate will not be afraid to try new things and work closely with local high school programs.

Founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, Marian University is the only Catholic university in Indianapolis and central Indiana. In 2019, Marian is serving more than 2,400 undergraduate and 1,160 graduate students earning degrees in the arts, business, education, engineering, math, medicine, nursing, ministry, and the natural and physical sciences. The university’s high-impact, experiential curriculum is designed to provide hands-on, collaborative learning opportunities for students from 45 states and 23 nations. Marian climbed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Midwest rankings, being named the #3 Most Innovative Regional University, #5 Best Value University, and #28 Best Regional University. Marian University opened its College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013, making it the first new school of medicine in the state of Indiana in 110 years. Marian’s national champion varsity athletic programs include the 2012 and 2015 NAIA Football National Championship, the 2016 and 2017 NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship, 2019 NAIA Volleyball National Championship, and more than 40 USA Cycling national championships.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a letter of application, a current CV, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a sample of scholarly work. All applications should be submitted through

Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.