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Assistant/Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands

Mercer University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Other Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Title

Assistant/Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands




School of Music

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Work Location

Macon, GA

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Mercer University is searching for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands in the Townsend School of Music. This is a 9-month, tenure track appointment. Rank will be determined based on the credentials of the final candidate selected. Primary responsibilities include conducting the Wind Ensemble and other chamber ensembles as well as overseeing the band programs of the university. The candidate will be expected to recruit, retain, and advise students for the Townsend School of Music. Additionally, the candidate will teach supporting music education courses, teach applied studio lessons and academic classes as assigned; all are contingent upon the candidate's qualifications and departmental needs. Academic duties will include instrumental conducting as well as supervision of music education majors. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the life of the department and university through service activities, advising students, completing scholarly or creative work in the field, and serving the broader community. The candidate will be an ambassador for the academic program in pursuit of spirit and excellence and will be expected to work collegially and collaboratively with the Townsend School of Music as a performer and educator.


A minimum of a doctoral degree in a music-related discipline from an accredited college/university is required, although ABD candidates will be considered at a lower rank. Additionally, candidates must have a minimum of three years of collegiate and secondary level teaching experience sufficient to supervise student teachers in the state of Georgia.

The successful candidate should have evidence of successful college-level studio and/or classroom teaching; conducting abilities of the highest artistic standard, excellent pedagogical skills and innovative vision; and have demonstrated abilities in recruiting and retaining students.

Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, References

Please include a link to your video performance in the supplemental questions.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested candidates will need to complete a brief online application and attached a cover letter, current curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information for three references. You must upload/submit at least one video that demonstrates conducting skills with a current ensemble. Please include the link in the supplemental question section of the application.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the posting closes on December 15, 2021.

Inquires or questions about the position can be directed to:

Dr. Richard Kosowski
Townsend School of Music
Mercer University
1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA 31207

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Per President Biden's Executive Order, federal contractors and their employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Since Mercer is a federal contractor, all Mercer University and MERC employees are required to be fully vaccinated no later than December 8, 2021 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved by the University. New hires after December 8, 2021, will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption before their first day of employment.


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