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Associate Director of Bands/ Assistant/Associate Professor of Music

Alcorn State University
Lorman, Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 9, 2023

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Job Title
Associate Director of Bands/ Assistant/Associate Professor of Music

FLSA Status

Posted Salary Range
Commensurate with experience.

Employment Status
Full Time

School of Arts & Sciences

Job Summary

Assist the Director of Bands with the organization, direction, and management of the Alcorn State University Band program regarding Athletic and Academic Ensembles. Perform duties as a faculty member of the Fine Arts Department as designated by the Chair to University level teaching credentials and skills.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Experience and a record of success in all areas College Marching Band and Concert Ensembles
  • A record of successful secondary school teaching, recruitment, and retention
  • Evidence of commitment to working collegially and collaboratively while demonstrating advanced skills in excellent leadership and communication skills.
Essential Job Functions
  • Demonstrate ability to perform on principal instrument (woodwind and brass)
  • Demonstrate ability to teach instrumental pedagogy/methods courses
  • Demonstrate ability to teach Music Technology
  • Demonstrate ability to arrange for Marching Band
  • Demonstrate ability to create Patterns of Motion Drill Design (Moffit)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Casavant Drill Design (A.R. Casavant)
  • Demonstrate ability to operate PY Ware Drill Design Software
  • Demonstrate ability to operate Finale, or Sibelius Music Software
  • Demonstrate ability to Conduct large and small ensembles
  • Demonstrate ability to model large and small music ensembles rehearsal techniques
  • Ability to teach music technology: ProTools, Ableton Live, Applied Woodwind instruments and other class assignments as they relate to the needs of Music Program and the Fine Arts Department
  • Participate in faculty led lectures, recitals, workshops, and recruitment
  • Other related duties as assigned
  • Master’s degree in Music Education, Music Performance or related music field from a NASM accredited degree program; Doctorate in Music Conducting, Music Technology or Music Education Preferred.
  • Teaching on a collegiate level preferred.
Licensing and Certifications

Teaching license preferred but not required.

EEO / ADA Statement

Physical Requirements

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas

Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds

Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds

Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds

Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds


Extended Work Hours

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Open Until Filled

EEO Statement

Alcorn State University

Equal Employment Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination
Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

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Excellent Benefits Package

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Letter of Recommendation (Professional)
  6. Letter of Recommendation (Personal)
  7. Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Personal)
Optional Documents
  1. Multi Media


 Alcorn State University

A great educational choice, Alcorn State University in Mississippi is a place of purpose, history, and discovery, and the nation's oldest, land-grant HBCU

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