Columbia, MO
Mar 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description

The University of Missouri School of Music seeks a full-time Assistant Teaching Professor and Director of Athletic Bands for the 2017-18 academic year. This is a full time, 12-month, annually renewable position. Responsibilities include directing the 300+ member Marching Mizzou and pep bands, conducting a concert ensemble, teaching marching band techniques, participating in the supervision of graduate students, developing and maintaining close working relationships with the wind and percussion faculty and area school band directors, providing service to the University and the profession, and assisting with special events (Band Day, Homecoming Parade, Champion of Champions Marching Contest, All-Juniors Honor Band), and performing other duties as assigned by the Director of the School of Music.


Required qualifications include a demonstrable passion for teaching and developing leaders, as directly related to directing a large and successful athletic bands program; advanced skills in contemporary marching band techniques, including drill design and music arranging; successful teaching, organizational, and administrative skills; and a commitment to diversity. Doctoral Degree preferred. Master’s Degree required. Successful secondary school band teaching experience required. Successful higher education band conducting and athletic band teaching experience preferred. The successful candidate will be an outstanding conductor and musician, with excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and administrative skills.

Application Materials

Please apply using the on-line application. Merge your CV with a detailed cover letter and a list of names and contact information for three references. Upload that document in the Resume/CV section of the application. No other materials should be submitted at this time.

Applicants may contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Brian Silvey at with any questions about the job duties.

Contact Human Resource Services ( for any questions about the application process.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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