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Assistant Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands

University of Central Missouri
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 6, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Music, Other Arts, Performing Arts, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor Working Title Assistant Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands Department 220610-Music Department Pay Rate Per faculty salary model FTE 1.0 FLSA Exempt Position Number 998366 Classification Faculty Special Instructions to Applicants:
Apply online to position #998366. A completed application will include a cover letter addressing the candidate’s ability to perform the primary job responsibilities and clearly articulate secondary area(s) of expertise; a current curriculum vitae; contact information for at least three references, and unofficial transcripts. In addition, all candidates should submit a brief statement of their philosophy on the role of collegiate athletic bands and their place in university culture.

Three letters of recommendation and official undergraduate and graduate transcripts showing degree completions may be required if selected for an interview. The items will be required if selected for the position.

Additional materials will be requested of candidates who advance in the search and may include video links demonstrating a marching band performance/rehearsal under the candidate’s direction and accompanying drill design. Additional videos/audio recordings/supporting materials highlighting secondary areas will also be expected. Please do not include these materials in your application until requested.

Completed applications received by November 1 will receive priority screening.

Direct all inquiries to:
Dr. Anthony Pursell
Chair, Assistant Director of Bands Search Committee

For information about the on-line application process contact Human Resources at or (660)543-4255.

NOTE : A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We accept applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, gender, or abilities. Minorities, women, disabled, and veterans are encouraged to apply. The Division of Music at UCM strives to foster an inclusive learning community for all who wish to participate in the field of music as educators, performers, technologists, researchers, and listeners. We seek colleagues who will support our commitment to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse audiences in Missouri and beyond. Working hours:
Professional Faculty Hours Bargaining Unit No Work Location Warrensburg Campus Posting Date 10/06/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Position Purpose
The University of Central Missouri’s Division of Music seeks highly qualified candidates to serve as Assistant Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands. This is a full-time 10.5-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position begins July 1, 2022. Salary and rank contingent upon qualifications and experience.

The primary responsibility of the selected candidate will be to lead all facets of the athletic band program including directing the marching band, basketball pep band, organizing the annual Festival of Champions marching competition, and Homecoming/Parade Band events. Applicants must also demonstrate experience and/or strong abilities in a secondary area of need. The Division of Music is interested in considering a wide range of secondary areas that candidates may offer, such as applied studio teaching; performing and teaching in jazz, commercial, and musical practices from around the world; conducting a large concert ensemble (Symphonic Band, approximately 50% music majors); experience with music technology; teaching courses in the undergraduate music education sequence; and areas not listed here.

This position will work in tandem with the Director of Bands in all aspects of a comprehensive collegiate band program to promote the Division of Music and School of Visual and Performing Arts with specific considerations toward recruiting and service to the institution. As with all faculty positions, high-quality teaching, professional growth, and contributions to the profession are expected and well­ supported.

The University of Central Missouri’s Division of Music enjoys ample teaching and rehearsal space and includes a 385-seat recital hall and a 1300-seat concert hall on the Warrensburg campus. Recently-approved renovations to our facilities include a major upgrade to the music technology studios allowing for state-of-the-art recording capabilities and collaborative projects across the School of Visual and Performing Arts and the university at large. Access to our Missouri Innovation Campus (Lee’s Summit, MO) allows for unique outreach and professional opportunities, and the cultural hub of downtown Kansas City is less than one hour away. The marching band enjoys complete access to a full synthetic turf practice field with a high vantage point tower and adequate indoor facilities during periods of inclement weather. A highly positive relationship with Intercollegiate Athletics promotes a thriving university culture for students and faculty alike.

The Division of Music offers the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music (emphases in Performance, Music Technology, Piano Pedagogy, and Jazz-Commercial Music), Bachelor of Music Education, and the Master of Arts degrees (with pathways in Conducting, History and Literature, Performance, Keyboard Pedagogy, Music Technology, and certification in Kodaly). We are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the North Central Association, and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. We share a long and storied history of providing strong music foundations to our graduates. Additionally, faculty are encouraged and supported by the administration in their innovative thinking and collaboration to produce future-focused musicians who will serve and lead the profession upon graduation. With 21 full-time and 12 part-time faculty, including several Artists-in-Residence from the Kansas City Symphony, and approximately 200 music majors, the Division of Music at UCM is the third-largest in Missouri and is the state’s first All-Steinway School. For more information, please visit and Education & Formal Training Doctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study below) Other Education & Formal Training
Doctorate in music or related field required. ABD will be considered. Computer Skills Experience
Candidates will need to demonstrate success in teaching, drill design, and program administration at the collegiate level and/or secondary level(s).

Additionally, to fulfill a full teaching load of 12 hours each semester, candidates will need to demonstrate proficiency in a secondary area appropriate to that specialization. The committee will consider candidates’ expertise in their secondary area alongside the needs of and future vision for the Division. Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge Physical & Environmental Factors: Special Working Conditions: Professional appearance Ability to Keyboard Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Philosophy Statement
  3. Transcripts
  4. Vitae
Optional Documents

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