Instructor, Department of Bands

Louisiana State University
Louisiana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 28, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description: The LSU School of Music seeks candidates for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position in the Department of Bands. This position will be appointed on a yearly basis. The position is involved in all aspects of the Band Department, and the duties include serving as the Assistant Director of the Golden Band from Tigerland, leading the Bengal Brass pep-band, teaching conducting, and guest conducting the concert ensembles. Additional duties include administering various aspects of the full department, working with graduate students, and other responsibilities within the School of Music.

LSU’s College of Music and Dramatic Arts is a performing arts community that prepares performers, composers, teachers, and scholars for productive lives after college. In a setting that prioritizes engagement, acceptance, personalization, collaboration, and inspiration, we foster passion for the arts, the creation of new works, and connection with community, heightening our collective ability to communicate with expressive power and purpose. Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College is a national flagship institution with world-class intellectual and creative resources. Located in Baton Rouge, a dynamic state capital situated on the Mississippi River, the University represents the best of Louisiana's vibrant, evocative and diverse culture. Baton Rouge is home to both LSU and Southern University and numerous businesses and industrial facilities, with a metropolitan area population of over 800,000.

The LSU School of Music offers a comprehensive program to nearly 500 music majors. It has 50 full-time faculty, 10 professional staff, and 75 graduate teaching assistants. In addition to the Golden Band from Tigerland and the Turner-Fischer Center for Opera, the School of Music features strong band, orchestra, jazz, vocal, keyboard, and chamber music programs, as well as a robust research component in music education, composition, musicology, and music theory. The School sponsors over 300 recitals, concerts, operas, masterclasses, and lectures each academic year. Degrees offered include the Ph.D. (with concentrations in composition, experimental music and digital media, music education, musicology, and music theory), DMA (concentrations in music performance, collaborative piano, and choral, orchestral, and wind conducting,), MM, BM, BME, and BA (Liberal Arts). LSU also has an innovative and collaborative media arts community; The Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) includes Experimental Music & Digital Media, Digital Media Arts & Engineering, and Digital Arts, offering opportunities to compose for video games, digital animations, and film

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as Assistant Director of Tiger Band
  • Serve as Director of Bengal Brass
  • Teach first semester conducting courses
  • Guest conducting concert ensembles
  • Assist in all recruiting efforts
  • Administrative tasks as assigned
Minimum Qualifications:

Master's in Music or related field

Demonstrated commitment to and excellence in educating a broad range of students of diverse entities and backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications:

D.M.A. in Music or related field

College teaching experience preferred

Special or Physical Qualifications:

Must be able to stand or walk for extended periods of time. Must be able to carry 25 - 30 lbs. unassisted. Flexible schedule is required as band activities span the 12 month calendar year, nights, and weekends.    

Special Instructions:

Review of materials from interested applicants will begin immediately. If interested in the position, please submit the following materials:
Letter of Application
Video of rehearsal and performance (no more than 10 minutes total)
Samples of drill writing or music arranging
Contacts for 3 references

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Tim Love at

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  Additional Position Information: Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more! 

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer: LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management ( 

HCM Contact Information: Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed