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Director of Bands with Rank of Assistant Professor of Music

Austin College
Sherman, Texas
Posted Date
May 31, 2023

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

The Austin College Department of Music invites applications for the position of Director of Bands with rank of Assistant Professor of Music. This is a continuing, non-tenure track position. The position will begin August 2023. Austin College has a diverse student body and is committed to the same in the hiring process. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.


Essential Functions:

  • Serve as Director for the Austin College Wind Symphony and the AC ‘Roo Band (pep band). Teach applied lessons to majors, minors, and non-majors in the area of the applicant’s instrumental specialty. Fulfill classroom teaching expectations associated with an appointment as an assistant professor in music, including courses in music education, conducting and other classes that fit the successful applicant’s qualifications. Maintain an active level of professional engagement. Participate in departmental recruiting activities, especially those required to build and maintain an active instrumental music program. This will include building professional relationships with high school band directors in our region. Establish and maintain other small instrumental ensembles as expertise, load, and student interest allows, possibly including chamber music and jazz ensembles.


Position Qualifications

  • Doctorate or ABD preferred. Master’s degree in music required with an emphasis in music education, and/or instrumental music and conducting. A minimum of two years conducting experience at the college level or a minimum of five years directing at the high school level is required.

Austin College is a leading national independent liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. Founded in 1849, it is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original charter and name. Recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, pre-professional training, and leadership studies, the College seeks to provide an academically challenging and lively community of students and teachers who are committed to intellectual growth through individual and collaborative endeavors. Austin College is one of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives.

Candidates should include the following: letter of application, CV, copies of graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, a diversity and inclusion statement (which must indicate how candidates would address diversity in their teaching, scholarship, and/or service), and a list of references. Please combine materials into one PDF document and email to

Consideration will be made on a rolling basis, starting June 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Austin College is an Equal Opportunity Employer which serves a diverse student body and is committed to the same in the hiring process. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

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