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School of Music: One Year Appointment Lecturer I School of Music: OYA: Director of Athletic Bands

Employer
University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 22, 2024

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


School of Music: One Year Appointment Lecturer I - School of Music: OYA: Director of Athletic Bands

Job Class Code: 00050
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: PTFRGV0809
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position: 1 year
Tenure Status: Non 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 a Director of Athletic Bands one year appointment non-tenure track position. This Lecturer I position is a continuing appointment position renewable upon successful periodic performance evaluations and budget availability.

The School of Music at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley invites applications for a full-time Director of Athletic Bands at the position of Lecturer I (non-tenure track) to join a collaborative team of faculty, staff, and students within our School of Music and band program to start Fall 2024. 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 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 outreach, and professional development. Successful candidates will be strong recruiters capable of broadening participation among members of under-represented groups; 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. 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 the Fall 2025)
  • Plan and lead 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 an 11-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 visits, 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.

    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 include a Bachelor of Music with Teacher Certification, a Bachelor of Music in Performance, and Master's Degrees in Music Education, Performance, Ethnomusicology, and Conducting.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Earned master’s degree in a relevant field of music by the August 1, 2024.

    Documented experience and accomplishments with collegiate athletic bands.

    The ability to contribute through teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.

    Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
    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 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 Qualification:


    Salary: A nine-month based salary commensurate with Qualifications and Experience and an additional summer stipend to be determined for student workshops/recruitment.
    License or Certification Required?: No
    Number of Vacancies: 1
    Desired Start Date: 09/01/2024

    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.


    Open Date: 06/03/2024

    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. Complete all sections on the application. If you are applying for the first time please complete all biographical information including address, email and phone. You may update this at any time by selecting to edit your profile in the application. Security sensitive; All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). CBCs will be conducted for all candidates invited for an on-campus interview.

    All applicant must apply on line: careers.utrgv.edu Upload the following documents:
    1.Curriculum Vitae
    2.List of 3 References
    3.Letter of Interest
    4.Unofficial Transcripts (graduate and undergraduate - Once hired, official transcript is required).
    5.Other Documents-Link to Current Recordings.

    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/43111 jeid-b359cdbd0574dd45b1293f1ec1fffae0

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