Director of Athletic Bands/Associate Director o...

The University of Texas at El Paso

United States

May 29, 2022


Director of Athletic Bands/Associate Director of Bands-Visiting Professor

Category: Liberal Arts Department: Music Locations: El Paso, TX Posted: Apr 15, 2022 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: Full-time Position ID: 145415


About The University of Texas at El Paso:

Set against the backdrop of the Franklin Mountains in the Chihuahuan Desert, The University of Texas at El Paso is located at the heart of the U.S. - Mexico border region in one of the largest bi-national communities in the world. El Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of more than 800,000 people, which offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. It has been repeatedly named among the safest large cities in the United States. El Paso enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually, and residents engage in outdoor activities year-round. The City of El Paso lies adjacent to the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it an ideal location for academic programs and research on topics of national interest, including bilingual education/language acquisition, border security and immigration, environmental sustainability and infrastructure, health disparities, and international trade and commerce.

El Paso's active arts and culture community features the state's longest running symphony orchestra, a nationally recognized chamber music festival, art galleries, history museums, and a full schedule of seasonal festivals and events. UTEP contributes substantially to El Paso's arts and entertainment scene with an award-winning dinner theater, music and dance productions, contemporary and student art galleries, and a natural history museum. The University of Texas at El Paso is a Carnegie R1 and Community Engaged research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region that is increasing access to excellent higher education. UTEP enrolls nearly 25,000 students - 83% of whom are Hispanic and half of whom are the first generation in their families to attend college. At UTEP, students have access to 168 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs at the only open-access, top tier research university in America. Located in the second-most educated city in Texas, UTEP is recognized as one of the best research universities in the country for connecting students with the community around them. For more information about UTEP, please visit www.

About the Department: The Department of Music offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in performance, music education, theory and composition, and commercial music. The Department provides performance opportunities for music majors and non-majors through a full complement of traditional large instrumental and vocal ensembles, as well as chamber, mariachi, early music and percussion ensembles. The Fox Fine Arts Music Building houses a 405-seat performance hall, a state-of- the-art digital keyboard lab, music recording studio and computer lab, practice rooms and teaching spaces to accommodate the more than 350 music majors enrolled annually. The broader UTEP campus offers excellent resources for the advancement of research and creative activities, including the 1150- seat Magoffin Auditorium and the university library's C. L. Sonnichsen Special Collections Department. The athletic bands enjoy performing in the 51,500 seat Sun Bowl Stadium and the 12,000 seat Don Haskins Center. For more information about the Department, please visit

Job Description:

The Department of Music at The University of Texas at El Paso invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of Athletic Bands/Associate Director of Bands. This is a 100%- time, 10 month position at the rank of Visiting Professor, non-tenure track.

Job responsibilities include assisting the Director of Bands with the teaching and administration of a comprehensive university band program. The candidate will be responsible for directing the University of Texas at El Paso Marching Band, Pep Band, and Symphonic Band. Additional teaching responsibilities will be assigned according to the interests and qualifications of the applicant and the needs of the Department. Additionally, they will contribute to the department's recruitment and retention goals and engage in collegial participation in departmental, college, and university activities and governance.


Master's degree required/doctorate preferred. The successful candidate will have documented experience and a record of success in the areas of college marching band and concert bands or equivalent experience, and successful secondary school recruitment, retention, and teaching experience. Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills are also essential.

Additional Information:

Hiring decisions are subject to final budget approval.

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. We seek to attract faculty and staff who share our commitment.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee's or prospective employee's right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972. Inquiries-including the filing of a Formal Complaint or reporting an incident-about the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, who can be reached by phone at (915) 747-8358, by email at, or by mail at 500 W. University Ave., El Paso, TX, Kelly Hall, Room 312.

For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities, please contact UTEP's Equal Opportunity Office at

Application Instructions:

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Complete contact information for three current professional references
  • In a Word document, please provide the following links:

  • video recordings representing performance of candidate conducting in various styles (10-15 minutes)

  • video recordings representing performance of a marching band where the candidate has been responsible for show development and rehearsal
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Additional materials, including recordings and external letters of evaluation, may be requested at a future date. For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Andrew Hunter, Search Committee Chair for Associate Director of Bands at