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Director of Bands, Associate or Full Professor

University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Associate or Full Professor - This is a full time, tenure track position with benefits
Posted Date
Oct 14, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


College of Fine Arts-Department of Music 


Position: Director of Bands, Associate or Full Professor  

RESPONSIBILITIES/POSITION SUMMARY: The University of New Mexico is seeking a tenure track Director of Bands.  This Associate or Full Professor will conduct the UNM Wind Symphony, teach undergraduate and graduate conducting seminar classes and band repertoire classes, supervise graduate wind conducting recitals, provide leadership for band area faculty and supervise band area administrative staff members. Administrative duties will include budget management, scheduling of concerts and venues, and the organization of and participation in recruitment activities.   This faculty member will teach other courses as appropriate and as based on the expertise of the candidate, and establish an active schedule of recruitment and interaction with band directors and music educators in the metropolitan area, throughout the state, nationally and internationally. This faculty member will recruit excellent graduate conducting students in order to further the growth of the wind area. This faculty member will work collaboratively with faculty in applied instrumental instruction,  music education and conducting to create an inclusive environment. This faculty member will engage actively with the larger arts and music education community in New Mexico.  

Affirmative Action Considerations: The Department of Music is committed to giving members of underrepresented groups serious consideration within the academic parameters of this position.

RANK & SALARY:  Associate or Full Professor - This is a full time, tenure track position with benefits 

APPOINTMENT BEGINS: August 1, 2023  


  1. Doctorate in Music required by August 2023 or equivalent experience as a professional conductor or tenured university professor with a minimum of eight years of experience. Five years of wind ensemble/band conducting experience. Two years university level teaching/conducting experience at the graduate assistant level or above.


1.         Artist level conductor.

2.         Excellence in university level teaching experience.

3.         Vision to create and ability to execute recruiting initiatives.

4.         Strong oral and written communication, organizational and administrative skills

5.         A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well    as working with broadly diverse communities

6.         Continued commitment to scholarship and a vision for future creative work and/or   performance activity.

7.         Experience with mentorship.

8.         Engagement and experience with community-oriented ensembles including but not   limited to public and private school teaching, youth ensemble conducting, summer music festivals and community ensembles.

APPLICATIONS:  Applications must include:

(1)       A signed letter of application that addresses listed qualifications

(2)       A detailed curriculum vita including a list of courses or subject areas previously taught or within the candidate's ability to teach          

(3)       Unofficial transcripts of undergraduate and graduate coursework completed in music

(4)       A repertoire list of works conducted

(5)       A PDF containing three printed programs of full concerts conducted in the last 3-5 years

(6)       A teaching philosophy statement which includes strategies for recruiting and retaining     quality students, and pedagogical methods for conducting students.

(7)       A statement on diversity which demonstrates how the candidate will mentor/advise underrepresented populations and what role will be played to enrich the campus culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Quarter-finalists will also submit the following materials:

(1)       Names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of 3-5 professional references.

(2)       A PDF containing links to recent (within the last five years) 20-30 minute digital video of the applicant             conducting a wind symphony/band rehearsal and a 20-30 minute digital video recording      of recent performance/s conducted by applicant along with supporting programs. 

Semi- finalists will be asked to participate in a phone or video interview

Finalists will interview with the Search Committee, the Chair of the Department of Music, and the Dean of the College of Fine Arts. The finalists will conduct a rehearsal with the UNM Wind Symphony and teach a class in conducting and possibly conduct a high school band. Meetings will also take place with UNM faculty, staff and students.  

Only complete applications will be considered.  

INTERVIEW:  Two or more finalists will be invited to the University of New Mexico to interview and audition for the search committee and administration as well as meet students and faculty. 

 DEADLINE:  For best consideration, submit application materials by November 15, 2022. Complete applications must include all materials as described in the section titled “Applications” above.  

 For further inquiries, please contact Renu Prinja (, (505)277-8923

Located in Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico, The University of New Mexico is a Carnegie R1 Highest Research Activity Institution. UNM’s campus is located along the foothills of the beautiful Sandia Mountains- one hour from Santa Fe, two hours from Taos, and within 10 minutes of the Albuquerque International Sunport.  Albuquerque is an ethnically diverse metropolitan area with a population of close to 1 million residents, offering a variety of cultural experiences as well as numerous outdoor and recreational opportunities.  Learn more about our city here:



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