Assistant Director of Bands MUEN/MUSI/MUAP)

Blinn College
September 24, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
Working type:N/A
Ref info:N/A
Posting Details

VEVRRA Federal Contractor – Priority referral protected veterans requested.

Position Information

Requisition Number 2023057F

Position Title Assistant Director of Bands MUEN/MUSI/MUAP) Salary Range Per faculty salary schedule DBM Rating n/a Job Type Full Time Job Category Faculty Anticipated Start Date 01/08/2024 Campus Brenham Application Deadline Extended Open Deadline FLSA Status Exempt Security Sensitive? Yes Work Hours 40 duty hours per week, including a minimum of 35 on-campus hours, with hourly summer work as needed and approved by the Dean of Arts, Kinesiology, and Agriculture

Position Summary Information


To serve as Assistant Director of Bands and teach other applied music and music lecture courses as assigned based on needs of the department.

Essential Duties

• Serve as Assistant Director of Bands, which will include class assignments for Marching Band and Concert Band during appropriate semesters. Other teaching assignments will include courses in applied and lecture-based music as per department need.

• Recruit students through a variety of methods to aide program growth, including evenings/weekends and with travel across the state of Texas.

Work in conjunction with Director of Bands on all logistical aspects related to the Instrumental Music Program, keeping constant and open lines of communication.

Instruction and Classroom Management • Maintain access to students through office hours and electronic communication. • Prepare, maintain and utilize an accurate course syllabus and assessments for each course using guidelines established by the institution. • Utilize a variety of instructional delivery methods, classroom media and educational resources. • Maintain student participation and attendance in class. • Conduct classes and final exams punctually and in accordance with the prescribed meeting schedule.

Student Success • Advise or refer students to available academic support, advising, and counseling services. Maintain a positive and professional relationship with students.

Assessment Duties • Hold sole responsibility to assess students' performances through a range of formative and summative assessments and provide constructive feedback in a timely manner. • Assist in the development, distribution and collection of assessments for courses and program objectives.

Professional Development and Service • Exhibit a commitment to lifelong learning through participation in professional development opportunities and effective teaching methodologies. • Actively engage in collegial activities in a professional manner across the department, college, and communities such as departmental meetings, committees, and Blinn College partner collaborations.

Institutional Responsibilities • Submit timely college reports and forms to the appropriate divisions. • Comply with all college policies and procedures. • Exhibit effective communication skills, both written and oral. • Attend college orientations, required institutional meetings, and trainings.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Master's degree with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in music from an accredited institution

2. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the other instructors, staff, administration, and students

3. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of band pedagogy literature and methods, both in execution as well as current practices and trends

4. Ability to run effective and safe rehearsals/lessons.

5. Recruitment and program development experience

Preferred Experience and Training

1. Experience in conducting bands at any primary or secondary grade level (K-12).

2. 2-year and/or 4-year college music instruction experience strongly preferred.

3. Experience at all levels of private music instruction on candidate's primary instrument(s)

4. Distance education teaching experience, including fully-online and hybrid courses.

Physical Requirements

Ability to walk, light lifting (under 15 lbs.), moderate carrying (15-44 lbs.), repeated bending, reaching above shoulder, standing, sitting, climbing stairs, operating motor vehicle, seeing, hearing (without aid), writing, reading, extreme temperature tolerance.

Required Degree, License or Certifications

Master's degree with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in music from an accredited institution. Must submit official transcripts.

Special Notes To Applicants

Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Applicants should submit: 1. Letter of interest 2. Current resume 3. Transcripts of all post-secondary academic work 4. A list of three professional references with contact information (including email and phone number). 5. Candidates will need to submit video samples of large ensemble conducting. The preferred method is furnishing links to UnListed YouTube videos utilizing the Portfolio/Work Sample area of this application. 6. Finalists will be required to do a live interview on the Brenham Campus of Blinn College, which will include, but may not be limited to, a sample of private music instruction, a music theory teaching sample, conducting an ensemble rehearsal, and interviews/interaction with both college faculty and students. Blinn College does not reimburse any costs associated with travel for interviews.

Additional Request: It is imperative that a PDF of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts be attached to this application. Unofficial transcripts will suffice for the purpose of this application. Candidate selected will be required to present official transcript at the time of hiring. Thank you

This is a 10 month, benefits eligible position. Blinn College pays 100% of health insurance for full time employees, 50% for dependents, and two times your annual salary in life insurance benefits. Optional coverage's can begin on your first active duty date. If you would like to review insurance benefits in advance, you can access the New Employee Benefits Guide online, https:// www. Leave time includes 16 hours personal each year and 8 hours sick each month of contract. Paid leave for college designated holiday's, spring break, thanksgiving and Christmas break (approx. 25 days per year)


The College assigns appropriately credentialed faculty members in support of educational quality and the mission of the College, in keeping with Board policy DBA LOCAL-X (Employment Requirements and Restrictions – Credentials and Records: Credentials). College policy is consistent with sound educational practice and SACSCOC guidelines. Primary consideration is given to the highest degree earned in the discipline. Furthermore, Blinn College's Faculty Credentialing Guidelines table specifies recommended credentials for each rubric within the college's course inventory. https:// www.

Quick Link https: //

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you legally eligible for employment in the U.S.?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have a masters degree with 18 graduate hours in the teaching field?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Please describe your teaching experience including courses taught and modality (online-face-to-face, hybrid).
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • What experience do you have in recruiting students?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please discuss your professional development (performances, conferences attended, etc.) that relate to the current position.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Tell us about your conflict resolution skills and provide us with a real life example.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • What is your teaching philosophy?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please tell us about your career goals and how teaching fits within it.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
  • Advertisement (specify in next question below)
  • Blinn Website
  • Blinn Employee
  • Internet Site (specify in next question below)
  • Indeed
  • Higher Ed Jobs
  • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
  • TACC - Texas Association of Community Colleges
  • Other (specify in next question below)
  • If in the previous question you selected "Advertisement", "Internet Site", or "Other", please specify how you heard about this employment opportunity.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • If selected for the position, I am aware and accept the responsibility to present to the Division Dean original, official documents of all my educational work prior to receiving a class assignment.
  • Yes
  • No
  • Please choose all that apply below. If you answer yes to any below, please upload a copy of your DD214 or DD1300 in the optional documents section. For definition of claiming veteran's employment preference please see the following website:https:// www.
  • Yes, I am a veteran
  • Yes, I am a veteran's surviving spouse who has not remarried
  • Yes, I am an orphan of a veteran who was killed while on active duty.
  • Yes, I am claiming veteran's employment preference.
  • No, to all the above
  • To be eligible for employment in the U.S. and at Blinn College, will you now or in the future require Blinn College to commence ("sponsor") an immigration case in order to employ you (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration case)? This is sometimes called "sponsorship" for an employment-based visa status.
  • Yes, I will now or in the future need H-1B visa sponsorship
  • No, I will not need sponsorship now or in the future for an H-1B visa
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Portfolio/Work Sample
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Graduate Transcript 1
  • Optional Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Graduate Transcript 2
  • Unofficial Undergraduate Transcript
  • Unofficial Other Transcripts 1
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Other Document 1
  • Other Document 2
  • Unofficial Other Transcripts 2
  • Unofficial Other Transcripts 3
  • DD214 (required for Veteran's or Veteran's preference)
  • DD1300 (required for orphan's or surviving spouse)
  • From this employer

    Recent blogs

    Recent news