Assistant Professor, Tenure Track - Director of Concert Bands

Newark, DE
Apr 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Delaware

University of Delaware: College of Arts & Sciences: Department of Music
Location: Newark, DE
Closes: Dec 1, 2016

The Department of Music at the University of Delaware seeks a dynamic and accomplished wind conductor to maintain and expand the national/international reputation of the UD Wind Ensemble and wind studies area as a whole. The successful candidate will support the creative and entrepreneurial spirit of the Department of Music and will join a department of over sixty professional faculty representing the highest levels of professional performance and academic quality, including current and past members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, top Broadway pit orchestras, the Czech Philharmonic, as well as initiatives that seek to generate new connections in diverse global environments, such as recent collaborations with Jewish and Arab youth in the Middle East. The appointee is expected to demonstrate leadership and innovation as a conductor and pedagogue. Primary duties for this position comprise overseeing all university concert bands, leadership and management of a comprehensive wind studies program to include recruitment, teaching of graduate conducting students, teaching of undergraduate conducting, and wind literature courses. Other duties may include teaching courses in instrumental music education, supervision of instrumental student teachers, and/or performance studies courses. The successful candidate will foster positive relationships with music colleagues and area and regional band programs.

The University of Delaware is a private, state-assisted research university, enrolling approximately 22,000 students. The city of Newark, with a population of approximately 30,000 is located in northeastern Delaware, fourteen miles southwest of Wilmington, the principal city of the state. Students and faculty have easy access to cultural events in Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

THE DEPARTMENT: In the Department of Music, performers, educators, scholars, and creators of music collaborate to achieve the highest levels of artistry while engaging local, regional, and global communities. The UD Music Department is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. We offer the Bachelor of Music degrees in Applied Music, Music Education, Music History and Literature, Music Theory, and Composition; the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music and Music Management; and Master of Music degrees in Performance, Composition, Conducting, and Teaching. The Department comprises 61 full and part-time faculty and enrolls approximately 300 undergraduate majors, minors, and graduate students.

DEADLINE: All materials must be submitted by December 1, 2016.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: 1 September 2017

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Learn more about the Department of Music by visiting Direct any inquiries about the position to Professor Heidi I. Sarver at

Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware is one of the nation's oldest institutions of higher education and combines tradition and innovation. Please visit our website at The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minority group members and women.


A Doctoral degree (DMA in Wind Band Conducting preferred) is required for appointment at the Assistant Professor rank. Equivalent professional experience or ABD with imminent completion will be considered for appointment at the Instructor rank. A broad knowledge of all aspects of wind literature is expected, along with a successful record of instrumental conducting at the college level, demonstrated experience to provide significant artistic leadership in the wind area, ability to establish a national or international reputation and engage in significant creative activity. Demonstration of success in recruiting at the college level is required. High School band directing experience is especially desirable.

Application Instructions

A complete application will include a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Please also submit one rehearsal video (30 minutes of a single piece) and one concert performance (c. 45 minutes).

It is preferable to submit recordings by including links on the candidate CV. Digital files may also be submitted through the UD Drop Box ( addressed to Instructions can be found at Materials will not be returned.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

The University of Delaware does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in its employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to:

Susan L. Groff, Ed. D.,
Director, Institutional Equity & Title IX Coordinator
305 Hullihen Hall, Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-3666

For complaints related to Section 504of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, please contact:

Anne L. Jannarone, M.Ed., Ed.S.
Director, Office of Disability Support Services
Alison Hall, Suite 130
ewark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4643

OR contact the U.S. Department of Education - Office for Civil Rights.

The Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act ("DDEA") prohibits discrimination against an applicant or employee based on pregnancy, childbirth, lactation or related conditions. If you believe that you have been subject to pregnancy discrimination or retaliation, please inform a manager as soon as reasonably possible. The University of Delaware is committed to providing a workplace free from discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and will take prompt action to investigate and remedy the situation, as necessary.

The DDEA also provides for reasonable accommodations of known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions, provided that the accommodation does not impose an undue hardship on the university. An employee need not be disabled to request such an accommodation. If you have a known limitation related to pregnancy that impacts your ability to satisfactorily perform the essential duties of your job, please inform your supervisor so that we can promptly begin the process of identifying a reasonable accommodation. Employees are encouraged to request a reasonable accommodation as soon as the need arises and prior to any performance issues. Employees will not be retaliated against for requesting or using a reasonable accommodation.


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