Position Title Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands
Department 220610-Music Department
Pay Rate Per faculty salary model
Position Number 998366
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 email@example.com 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.
Professional Faculty Hours
Bargaining Unit No
Work Location Warrensburg Campus
Posting Date 10/06/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
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 UCMmusic.com and UCMBands.com.
Education & Formal Training Doctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study
Other Education & Formal Training
Doctorate in music or related field required. ABD will be considered.
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
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
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().