Clinical Assistant Professor Bands

Purdue University
Indiana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 19, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

Position: Clinical Assistant Professor of Bands

Non tenure track, 10 month appointment. Initial appointment is 3 years.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. You will be eligible for health benefits, retirement and life insurance. Purdue University benefit package is summarized at:

Duties: Clinical Assistant Professor of Bands will have shared responsibilities for coordination of instruction in the Concert Band area, which is part of Purdue Bands and Orchestras in the College of Liberal Arts. This includes:

  • Planning concert band/chamber music programs, selecting appropriate repertoire, coaching various small ensembles, directing concert bands and departmental/university required record keeping.
  • Serve as primary conductor for up to three of the seven concert bands and assist with the Purdue Wind Ensemble.
  • Assist in coordination of concert band concerts and performances.
  • Assist the Director of Operations with the coordination of auditions for concert bands, marching band and orchestra winds.
  • Additionally the candidate will teach one section of a course in the division of Design, Art and Performance.
  • Play a significant role in student recruitment and alumni outreach in cooperation with departmental public relations director.
  • Additional departmental duties may be assigned by the Director of Bands as deemed necessary.

Qualifications: Candidates for the position will possess solid concert band conducting background, with teaching experience in the area of instrumental music. Minimum requirement is a Master's Degree with at least one degree in music education.  .  Degree must be completed at time of appointment.  Knowledge and background of concert band and chamber music pedagogy is critical.  Solid performance ability on a wind or percussion instrument as well as evidence of strong organizational skills is expected

Program: Purdue Bands and Orchestras has been providing curricular ensemble opportunities to the students of Purdue University for over 130 years.  With no music majors at Purdue our 1200+ students span almost every discipline, spreading the optimistic spirit of Purdue Bands and Orchestras across campus. As an internationally recognized department, Purdue Bands and Orchestras serves as a cultural leader for the University, community, and the state of Indiana. From world-renowned performances by over 30 different ensembles, including the Purdue "All-American" Marching Band, Purdue Bands and Orchestras is considered the "Heartbeat of the University" and encourages a lifelong journey with music.

Procedure: Purdue University's Bands and Orchestras Department is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Send letter of application, resume, contacts of three references (name, phone, and email) official transcripts.

Job posting can be found at:

Any questions can be directed to Janet Baker,

Recordings and additional materials will be requested at a later date.

Application: Preferential deadline is March 5, 2021, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Affirmative Action: Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.



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