Assistant Professor - Music

Wilmington, North Carolina
Feb 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title Assistant Professor - Music Department Music - 32111 Vacancy Number 16F-099 Position Number 5514 Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus Summary of Position

Full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor. Seeking a dynamic professional with music education experience to direct the UNCW Symphonic Band, teach conducting, as well as other courses appropriate to the appointee’s qualifications and departmental needs. The successful candidate will be able to work effectively with faculty colleagues and will be able to inspire students to reach their creative potential. Other departmental responsibilities include student advising and committee assignments, as well as overseeing recruitment efforts in the winds and percussion areas. Additional duties may include: teaching in an applied area (classical/jazz trumpet preferred, but other instrumental specialties will also be considered), performing with a faculty chamber ensemble, developing a chamber winds ensemble, directing the UNCW Pep Band, and coordinating the annual UNCW Honor Band Festival.

Minimum Requirements

Demonstrated success in working with diverse populations as a wind band conductor and educator, as well as effectiveness as a program builder and recruiter. Doctoral degree in conducting or music education preferred, but candidates with a Master’s degree and commensurate experience in wind band conducting will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous teaching experience and leadership of a band program at the college level, with high school experience, is desirable. Preference will be given to a wind conducting/music education specialist who is also able to contribute to the department as a performer and applied teacher.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Music is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and fostering an inclusive teaching and learning environment through its diverse curricula, as well as the artistic endeavors of students and faculty. In addition, the Department of Music is dedicated to nurturing excellence in performance, teaching and scholarship by guiding and preparing students through a comprehensive curriculum that provides a strong foundation for an array of opportunities in the music profession, as well as for graduate study in a range of music specialties. The Department of Music offers two undergraduate curricula, the Bachelor of Arts in Music with options in Performance, Jazz Studies, Music Technology and General Studies, and the Bachelor of Music in Music Education.

College/School Information

At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with over 15,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions

By March 24, 2017, please submit a cover letter, CV, names and phone numbers of three current references, an unofficial copy of your graduate transcript, and live video recordings of recent concert band conducting and solo/chamber performances via YouTube links in a Word document or PDF uploaded to document Other A (and/or a DVD sent to Dr. Steven Errante at the Department of Music, 601 College Rd., Wilmington, NC 28403-5975. Audio files of solo/chamber performances will be accepted. Finalists invited to campus will conduct the UNCW Symphonic Band, work with student conductors, teach an applied lesson, and perform a short solo recital.

Position Type Permanent Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions   Job Posting Date 02/24/2017 Priority Consideration Date 03/24/2017 Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to Dr. Steven Errante, Chair Search Committee

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