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Assistant Professor of Music/Director of Athletic Bands, Department of Music, College of Arts and

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 19, 2024

Assistant Professor of Music/Director of Athletic Bands

Department of Music, College of Arts and Sciences

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The Music Department and the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) invite applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Music/Director of Athletic Bands. We seek a collaborative music educator who will assist with all aspects of the UTC band program as Associate Director of Bands and work with our music faculty as an instrumental music education specialist. This is a 9-month (plus summer prep), tenure earning position within the College of Arts and Sciences and Department of Music.

Requirements: Collaborate with the Director of Bands on all musical and administrative aspects of the UTC Band Program; Serve as Director of the Marching Band; conduct Pep Band; conduct the Symphonic Band (second band spring semester only) and serve as associate conductor of the UTC Wind Ensemble . Teach instrumental music education methods courses. Additional teaching assignments based on area of expertise and experience.


  • 3 years teaching experience at the K-12 level
  • Must have at least 1 degree in Music Education (Bachelor’s or Master’s)
  • Master’s degree in Music Education or Conducting
  • DMA in Conducting or PhD in Music Education
  • 5+ years teaching experience at the K-12 level
  • University teaching experience
The ideal candidate will demonstrate success as an instrumental music educator, conductor and teacher who is skilled in the organizational aspects of a university band program.

Employment Date: July 15, 2024

Salary: $60,000.00

To apply, please include the following materials combined in a single PDF.
  • A cover letter describing professional background and qualifications for the position (1-2 pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references, from which UTC will request confidential letters of recommendation
  • Description of teaching experience and teaching philosophy (1 page)
Candidates advancing to the second round will be asked to submit video recordings of marching band and concert band performances and/or rehearsals.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Questions about the position should be directed to Professor Randall Coleman, Director of Bands and Chair of Search Committee at . Applications must be submitted electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Site.

About the Department

The Department of Music at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) has 24 faculty members and over 120 majors pursuing degrees in performance, music education, music therapy and composition. UTC is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The Music Division is housed in the newly renovated (2020) Fine Arts Center and Cadek Hall. The Fine Arts Center is home to the 500-seat Roland Hayes Concert Hall and the UTC Bands rehearsal space and offices.

About the University and City

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second-largest campus in the University of Tennessee System and serves a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has established a reputation for excellence built on a unique blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. Today, UTC brings a passion for excellence in all pursuits and is dedicated to making a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.

At UTC, we welcome and cultivate diverse perspectives and populations—whether shaped by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, intellectual diversity, political beliefs and other life experiences and ideologies—and embrace equity and inclusion.

UTC is a university distinguished by respect for the dignity, uniqueness, and value of every individual. We foster a campus community that is welcoming and inclusive of all. We value diversity in our workplace and learning environments, benefiting from the varied backgrounds and abilities of our campus community. The diversity of our voices and experiences is vital to our pursuit of excellence and fulfillment of our mission.

UTC is in the heart of Tennessee’s fourth-largest city, located in the southeastern part of the state near the border with Georgia and at the junction of four interstate highways. Conveniently situated within just a two-hour drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville and Birmingham, Chattanooga offers the opportunity to live and learn in an exciting and enchanting environment. Dubbed the ‘Scenic City,’ and endowed with incredible vistas and popular area attractions, the city has been recognized nationally for its downtown renaissance and a revitalized riverfront that has become the blueprint for other cities to emulate. Chattanooga achieved the first gig internet capacity in the country, and today has the nation’s fastest internet service with a 100% fiber network that links every residence and business in a 600-square mile area.

The city is home to companies such as Unum, McKee Foods, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United, and Amazon, and a number of tech startups attracted to its blazing fast internet and low cost-of-living. Thousands of visitors are drawn yearly to the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the Bessie Smith Cultural Center—Chattanooga African American Museum, Creative Discovery Museum for Children, Riverbend Festival, and the weekly Nightfall Summer Concert Series held in the heart of downtown. Chattanooga also has a long and rich history interwoven with the Civil Rights movement and Native American heritage. The Trail of Tears National Historic Route runs through the city and is on the traditional territory of Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East).

Whether it’s Chattanooga’s ideal geographical location with comfortable temperatures year-round to suit an active lifestyle, its cultural and culinary diversity, reasonable cost of living, world-class healthcare facilities, reputable educational institutions like UTC, or countless other reasons, it’s no wonder more and more people are choosing to make Chattanooga their home.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status .

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