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Assistant Director of Bands, Lecturer II of Music

University of New Mexico
New Mexico, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Apr 19, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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RESPONSIBILITIES/POSITION SUMMARY: The University of New Mexico is seeking an Assistant Director of Bands Full-time, at the rank of Lecturer II.   The successful candidate must work collaboratively with the Director and Associate Director of Bands in the administration and teaching of a Division I band program. Duties include: Instructing the Spirit Marching Band, direct the men’s basketball band (Soundpack), assist with the organization of the women’s basketball band. Collaborate with athletics, working towards providing athletic band services over winter and spring break when possible and at special university/athletic events when possible.

 Participate in all phases of planning, programming, and design for the UNM athletic band program. Assist with the Zia Marching Fiesta. Teach other courses such as marching band methods, jazz band II, music appreciation, or music theory, depending on qualifications. Effectively recruit undergraduate students, develop strong relationships with UNM Athletics, school music programs, regional directors, alumni, and private instructors.

RANK & SALARY Lecturer II - This is a full time, renewable, 10-month appointment, with benefits. Salary is negoiatble based on experience.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (1)  Masters Degree in conducting, music education, jazz studies, or closely related music field; all degree requirements must be completed by July 25, 2022.  (2) A minimum of two (2) years of high school and/or university level teaching experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: (1) demonstrated expertise instructing and organizing collegiate marching bands (2) experience leading collegiate basketball bands (3) experience teaching jazz ensemble,  (4) ability to write drill (5) ability to create musical arrangements (6) fluency on relevant professional software (Finale, Pyware, Sibelius, etc..) (7) a successful history teaching at the secondary level (8) commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success including working with broadly diverse communities.

APPLICATIONS:  All materials must be submitted electronically and include:   

  • Letter of application
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of 5 professional references
  • Video links to examples of drill and/or musical arrangements written by the candidate in the past five (5) years
  • Video links to marching band performances written and directed by the candidate in the past five (5) years (15 minutes maximum)
  • Concert band and/or Jazz Band performances and rehearsals, directed by the candidate in the past five (5) years (20 minutes maximum)
  • Diversity Statement articulating the candidate’s commitment to supporting a broadly diverse educational community


Only complete applications will be considered.  

 To apply, please visit and search for req19888

 DEADLINE: Complete applications must include all materials as described in the section titled “Applications” above. Applications received by May 12th 2022 will receive best consideration. Position open until filled.

 For further inquiries, please contact: Renu Prinja, 505-277-8923

Located in Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico and one of the fastest growing in the Southwest, UNM is a Carnegie Very High Research University and a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution. UNM is the largest and most comprehensive of the state's institutions of higher education. Founded in 1889, UNM serves a diverse student population of nearly 35,000 on five campuses (approximately 25,000 at its Albuquerque main campus).

The UNM Department of Music, one of six units in the College of Fine Arts, has 300 music majors and is accredited by NASM. Degrees offered include: the Bachelor of Music in performance, string pedagogy, theory and composition, and jazz studies; the Bachelor of Arts in Music; Bachelor of Music Education; and the Master of Arts in performance, woodwinds, string pedagogy, musicology, theory and composition, conducting, collaborative piano, and music education. There are sixty-one full-time and part-time music faculty members.


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