Visiting Assistant Professor of Bands

Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 15, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


Missouri Southern State University seeks applicants for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Bands in the Department of Music for a one-year appointment starting the fall of 2021. The Visiting Assistant Professor of Bands will direct the University’s Lion Pride Marching Band in the fall (Concert Band in the spring) and the Symphonic Wind Ensemble (fall and spring) in rehearsals, performances, and other related activities. The Visiting Assistant Professor of Bands will oversee the Department of Music’s band program, including recruitment, instrument/uniform inventory, and personnel. In addition to these responsibilities, the successful candidate will continue the tradition of engaging current and potential donors in cooperation with the Missouri Southern Foundation. The Visiting Assistant Professor of Bands, in conjunction with the Music Department’s instrumental faculty, will also maintain collegial relationships with local high school band directors, the University’s Athletic Department, volunteers, other academic units, alumni, and community members.


Although a terminal degree in music (DMA or PhD) is preferred, a master’s degree in music (MME, MM) is required. Academic credentials will include an emphasis in conducting and/or music education, with a specific interest in candidates who have demonstrated success in leading marching bands and concert bands/wind ensembles at the secondary level. Proven experience and success as an administrator of band programs, including budget, travel, etc. is a must.

Applicants should provide a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduates transcripts, as well as the names and contact information of three professional references. Submit documents by visiting . Official transcripts are required 45 days after contract is issued. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon a background check.


MSSU Department of Music is an exciting community of approximately 40 music majors and over 200 music participants, 7 full-time music faculty and 5 adjunct music faculty. The Music department offers degrees in Music Performance, Music Theatre, Music Education and several music-related certificates. The Department of Music presents more than 50 recitals and concerts each year. Graduates of the department have careers as public-school music teachers, professional performers, and university professors. The Missouri Southern Department of Music is also accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.


MSSU’s vibrant campus creates an engaging learning environment for students and provides Southern faculty and staff rewarding career and benefit opportunities. We offer a collaborative and diverse workplace with an emphasis on fostering a global perspective with opportunities for advancement. Joining the MSSU Pride provides a variety of opportunities for you to attain your career goals, a place where your contributions are valued, and – perhaps most importantly – the ability to make a difference in the lives of our students. MSSU is an EOE employer with a strong institutional commitment to achievement of excellence and diversity among faculty and staff. MSSU is an E-verify participating employer. Visit our website to learn more about the advantages of employment at MSSU.

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