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School of Music: Assistant/Associate Professor (TT/Tenured) Director of Athletic Bands

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University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Location
Texas, United States
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Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 29, 2022

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School of Music: Assistant/Associate Professor (TT/Tenured) - Director of Athletic Bands

Job Class Code: 10031
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV1453
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
FTE: 1.0

Scope of Job:
We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's diverse student body as an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with tenure at the UTRGV School of Music beginning Fall 2023.
The School of Music at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley invites applications for a full-time Director of Athletic Bands at the level of an assistant professor or associate professor to join a collaborative team of faculty, staff, and students within our School of Music and band program. This is a nine-month position during the academic year, with an expectation of an additional two months of employment during the summer.In their role as Director of Athletic Bands, the successful candidate will be responsible for directing the Vaquero Marching Band and administrating all UTRGV Athletic Bands, including the volleyball and basketball pep bands, while maintaining close collaboration with UTRGV Athletics. The successful candidate will collaborate with the Director of Bands and the School of Music, conducting the Symphonic Winds on the Brownsville campus (during the Spring semesters) and teaching additional courses based on the candidate's strengths and department needs. The successful candidate will also be expected to recruit undergraduate and graduate students, and cultivate positive relationships with faculty, university administration, and band alumni as service to a develop a collaborative environment.The successful candidate will engage in research and creative activity through high-quality performances, publications, guest conducting appearances, conference presentations, intramural and extramural competitions, and national recognition through awards. In the area of teaching, the successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and mentoring of students in research, outreach, and professional development. Successful candidates will be strong recruiters capable of broadening participation among members of under-represented groups; will demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; will integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and will provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.The position is offered at either the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, and there are different minimum and preferred qualifications for each rank listed below. Include the rank sought in your letter of interest. Candidates seeking the rank of Associate Professor with tenure must already have tenure at a comparable institution of higher education or be eligible to meet the Associate Professor for the School of Music and university tenure policy. UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley, including but not exclusive to UTRGV campuses in Brownsville and Edinburg. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Serve as Director of Athletic Bands.
  • Create a marching band in collaboration with the Director of Bands (to be fully active by Fall 2025)
  • Plan and lead the instruction of movement and music rehearsals, guiding students through proficient use of the Ultimate Drill Book or comparable technology.
  • Direct the Symphonic Winds on the Brownsville campus (Spring Semesters).
  • Direct and support a robust student leadership cohort in the organization of student data, alumni engagement, equipment and logistics coordination, and fundraising, by meeting regularly with student leaders across the instructional and organizational arms of the Athletic Band Program.
  • Provide administrative leadership to the Athletic Band Program by delegating administrative tasks over a 10-month calendar focused on student recruiting, hiring of instructional support staff, creative show development, selecting musical repertoire, coordinating early housing arrival, and developing performance schedules.
  • Work directly with UTRGV Athletics, Marketing, and Operations to coordinate game-day logistics, stadium access, and event planning as it relates to alumni and prospective student programs. Develop and engage in systematic recruitment activities that include but are not limited to off-campus high school visitations, on-campus clinics, and workshops for area high school directors and students and conducting at honors and all-state festivals.
  • Work directly with university offices (Centers for Students with Disabilities, Community Standards, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Dean of Students) to advance initiatives around diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.
    About UTRGV:It is UTRGV's Vision “To be one of the nation's leaders in higher education, its premier Hispanic-serving institution, and a highly engaged bilingual university, with exceptional educational, research, and creative opportunities that serve as catalysts for transformation in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond.” As such, UTRGV is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff that can contribute to an enriching learning environment that strives for more equitable outcomes for student success. UTRGV is a distributed campus, one university spanning four counties and multiple locations. Our purpose is to be a university for the entire Rio Grande Valley and beyond. Over 91% of the students enrolled at UTRGV identify as Hispanic, making UTRGV one of the top 3 universities with the highest percentage of Hispanic students. For additional information, please visit our website.

    Department/College Background:
    The UTRGV School of Music is located on the Brownsville and Edinburg campuses and prepares students to succeed as teachers, performers, and scholars by studying diverse musical styles, genres, and traditions; conducting research; and collaborating with each other as well as with local, national, and global communities. Through extensive community engagement, service learning, and exceptional performance opportunities, we expand the understanding of music and enrich the cultural life in our local society and beyond. The School of Music has over 400 students and over 50 faculty members. Degrees offered to include a Bachelor of Music with Teacher Certification, a Bachelor of Music in Performance, and Master Degrees in Music Education, Performance, Ethnomusicology and Conducting.


    Minimum Qualifications:
    Minimum Qualifications: Assistant Professor level hire:
    Earned doctorate in a relevant field of music by the start date of the appointment. ABD Candidates must earn their terminal degree before August 1, 2023.
    Documented experience and accomplishments with collegiate athletic bands.
    The ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.
    Minimum Qualifications for Associate Professor level hire:

    Earned doctorate in a relevant field of music by the start date of the appointment.
    Extensive documented experience and accomplishments with Division I collegiate marching and athletic bands.
    The ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.
    Demonstrated success in college-level teaching.

    Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:


    Preferred Qualification:
    Preferred Qualifications
    Assistant Professor level:

    Experience with directing and supporting student leaders across the instructional and organizational arms of an Athletic Band Program.
    Experience with providing year-round administrative leadership to an athletic band program that includes student recruiting, hiring of instructional support staff, creative show development, selecting musical repertoire, coordinating early housing arrival, and developing performance schedules.
    Experience with creating drill designs, and/or musical arrangements.
    Experience as a collaborator with athletic, marketing, and operation departments to coordinate game-day logistics,
    stadium/fieldhouse access, and event planning.
    Experience in working directly with university offices to advance initiatives around diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.
    Experience with developing and implementing systematic recruitment activities that include but are not limited to off-campus high school visitations, on-campus clinics, and workshops for area high school directors and students, and conducting at honors and all-state festivals.
    Demonstrated success in wind band conducting.
    Preferred Qualifications

    Associate level hire:

    Currently, be at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure at a comparable institution or higher education, or be eligible to meet the Associate Professor for the School of Music and university tenure policy.
    National awards and recognition within the marching arts disciplines.
    Extensive experience as a marching arts adjudicator and clinician at the national level.
    Experience with directing and supporting student leaders across the instructional and organizational arms of an Athletic Band Program.
    Experience with providing year-round administrative leadership to an athletic band program that includes student recruiting, hiring of instructional support staff, creative show development, selecting musical repertoire, coordinating early housing arrival, and developing performance schedules.
    Experience with creating drill designs, and/or musical arrangements.
    Experience as a collaborator with athletic, marketing, and operation departments to coordinate game-day logistics, stadium/fieldhouse access, and event planning.
    Experience in working directly with university offices to advance initiatives around diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.
    Experience with developing and implementing systematic recruitment activities that include but are not limited to off-campus high school visitations, on-campus clinics and workshops for area high school directors and students, and conducting at honors and all-state festivals.
    Demonstrated success in wind band conducting.

    Salary: A nine-month based salary commensurate with Qualifications and Experience and an additional summer stipend.
    License or Certification Required?: No
    Number of Vacancies: 1
    Desired Start Date: 09/01/2023

    EEO Statement:
    EEO Statement
    It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.
    Diversity Statement
    UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

    Open Date: 11/29/2022

    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: *Date of Birth *Social Security Number *Gender *Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

    To apply for this job posting visit: careers.utrgv.edu

    UTRGV online APPLICATION
    Required Documents: 1. Curriculum Vitae2. List of 3 References: The names telephone numbers and email addresses of three current professional references3. Letter of Interest4. Unofficial Transcripts5. Other Document: A PDF with Links to rehearsal and performance videos of both marching and concert bands



    Additional Information:
    UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may
    require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is
    performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive
    and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code
    §51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of
    Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least
    135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement
    Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week
    and at least 135 days in length.

    Please Note:
    Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to
    demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based
    test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of
    English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the
    International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications will not be considered. All positions are subject to budget approval.

    To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/36860 jeid-a90dad1a17a5cd499622dca11affa211
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