Visiting Professor - Director of Bands (One-Year)

The University of Texas Permian Basin
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jul 14, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
The University of Texas Permian Basin seeks applicants for a One-Year Visiting ProfessorDirector of Bands.  An innovative, enthusiastic, and dynamic leader is sought to inspire and build a culture of musical excellence.  Responsibilities will include directing concerts, marching band, and teaching courses in areas of expertise such as Music Theory, Appreciation, Secondary Methods, or Instrumental pedagogy courses. Mode of instruction could include face-­to-face, online, and blended delivery. Studio teaching is possible if desired.    Preference is given to candidates with success in the administration and organization of a marching band program, including the recruitment and retention of quality students, the ability to work effectively with other institutional units (such as Athletics and Development), and a record of establishing and maintaining positive relationships with public school music educators.  Preference is given to candidates with an exceptional record of high-quality teaching.   UT Permian Basin has over 6,500 students and is located in the heart of the nation’s largest domestic oil and gas production region. Bands of the region are among some of the strongest public school band programs in the nation, many of whom have won national honors. UTPB confers the Bachelor of Music degree with EC-12 music certification in Texas. An NASM member, Conn-Selmer School, and an All-Steinway School located in a new $90 million performing arts center, the Music Program is a highly visible entity throughout the region.   CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
1. Employment is subject to an introductory period to monitor employee performance. If hired, the prospective employee must present documentation within three (3) days of hire date to establish their identity and employment eligibility as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

2. The University of Texas Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

3. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

4. EOE, including disability/vets.

5. UTPB participates in e-Verify.

The University offers an excellent compensation package which includes a broad range of employee benefits including free health insurance (employee only) as well as a generous retirement program. We invite you to learn more at   APPLICATION DOCUMENTS: 1.  Cover letter addressing qualifications 
2. Vitae
3.  Video Links to evidence of musical/teaching excellence (front view of conductor preferred but not required) (15 minutes total video)
4.  Three current letters of recommendation
5.  Contact information for three additional references able to speak to the applicant’s qualifications.
6.  1000-word statement of teaching philosophy 
In order to receive full consideration for this position, please complete our online application and attach your supporting documentation/information by clicking on this link:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.   Successful video interview, demonstration of online teaching (candidate’s choice of topics), and/or performance ability will be required. 

Start Date – Immediately!!!    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
1.  MA in Music Education or Conducting. 2.  Three (3) years of teaching experience in secondary instrumental music.  3.  Evidence of aptitude/potential for successful teaching at the collegiate level. 4.  Evidence of excellence in performance and pedagogy.   PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1.  Completed terminal degree in Music Education or Conducting (at least one degree in music education). 2.  Three (3) + years of teaching experience in secondary instrumental music. 3.  Collegiate teaching experience. 4.  Record of Creative and Scholarly activity consistent with progress toward tenure. 5.  A distinguished record of highly successful recruiting and retention for the secondary or collegiate band programs. 6.  Evidence of collaboration and collegiality. 7.  Evidence of excellence in teaching, performance, and pedagogy. 8.  Evidence of accomplishment writing marching/pep band arrangements and drill.