Lecturer in Bands, Limited-Term

Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 24, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Posting Number F0895P Working Title Lecturer in Bands, Limited-Term Department Franklin-School of Music About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/ ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music (https://music.uga.edu/) is among the leading schools of music in the region and nationally. It includes comprehensive programs, with degrees at the undergraduate level through the masters and doctorate. A celebrated faculty, outstanding facilities, and talented students build a supportive and rich environment for artistic and scholarly growth. Graduates from our programs have been internationally successful in their chosen fields.

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

College/Unit/Department website https://www.music.uga.edu Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Minorities & Females Advertised Salary Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2021 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 05/24/2021 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Application materials should include a CV, Cover Letter, an unofficial transcript of the highest degree earned, contact information for three references, and a portfolio with link(s) to 15 minutes of video consisting of performance and rehearsal footage. Applications must be submitted in UGAJobs (https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/198836), and those received by June 25, 2021, will receive full consideration. Additional materials, including letters of recommendation, will be requested of finalists. Questions about the application process can be directed at Edith Hollander (somadmin@uga.edu or 706-542-2701); questions about the position can be directed at Dr. James Naigus (naigus@uga.edu).

Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

Position Details

Classification Title Lecturer FLSA Faculty Rank Lecturer Contract Type None (position not eligible for annual contract) Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree in a disciplinary area related to the position’s responsibilities

Position Summary

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia ( UGA ) seeks an experienced artist teacher for a limited-term appointment as lecturer and associate director of bands wherein they will conduct the Wind Symphony, teach conducting and/or related courses, and contribute broadly to a large, comprehensive university band program. This is a full-time (9-month), benefits-eligible, non-tenure-track appointment expected to conclude after one academic year. Start Date: August 1, 2021.

• Serve as conductor/instructor and artistic director of one of the three auditioned wind bands, with potential for additional conducting opportunities.
• Engage in outreach and recruitment activities on campus and throughout the region.
• Teach courses in conducting.
• Teach courses in wind ensemble literature and pedagogy.
• Mentor graduate and undergraduate students as appropriate.
• Collaborate with other band faculty in administration of the band area including its middle school (December) and high school (January) outreach events.
• Other duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements

• A terminal degree in conducting (e.g., DMA ). Candidates with a master’s degree in conducting may be considered with documentation of exceptional professional expertise and accomplishment. Candidates without a terminal degree must be approved by the university for an exception before hire.
• Prior teaching experience: 1) Minimum of one year of university teaching in conducting, and/or 2) Minimum of 2 years’ experience teaching bands at the secondary level.
• Currently legally eligible to work in the United States.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

• Evident commitment to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism
• Expertise and ability to teach in additional areas.
• Demonstrated excellence in performance.
• Record of creativity in concert programming and/or performance projects.
• Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with administration, faculty, staff, students, and other community members.
• Other qualities such as curiosity, flexibility, and empathy that add value to a dynamic music institution, contribute to the preparation of students for 21st-century careers, and enable the candidate’s leadership of relevant artistic projects in a community known for its music and arts culture.

Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a responsibility of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? Yes Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) No Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Teach band curriculum, conduct student ensembles, support Band Festivals and other events, other duties as assigned.

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Portfolio
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
  5. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents

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