Instructor 9 Mo

Jonesboro, AR
Sep 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Proposed Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience

Closing: 11/1/17

Type of Employment: Faculty

Employment Status: Full time (29-40 Hrs)

Location: ASU-Jonesboro

Position Summary:

The Director of Athletic Bands/Assistant Director of Bands will serve as administrator and director of all A-State Athletic Bands including the Sound of The Natural State Marching Band, the A-State Men’s and Women’s Basketball Bands, and the A-State Volleyball Band.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Director of Athletic Bands/Assistant Director of Bands will be the primary liaison with the A-State Athletic Department.

In collaboration with the Director of Bands and Associate Director of Bands, the Director of Athletic Bands/Assistant Director of Bands will provide support for undergraduate and graduate students within the instrumental music program and assist with the administration of all band activities including student recruitment and outreach. Additional duties will be assigned based on the strengths of the selected applicant and needs of the department.

These duties may include conducting the Concert Band, teaching marching band techniques, and supervising student teachers. Additionally, the applicant will participate fully in the responsibilities of faculty membership (student recruiting and retention, student advisement, curriculum development, service activities).


Doctorate and Collegiate/University level teaching experience preferred.

General Days/Hours:



Located in Jonesboro, AR, a progressive city of 70,000 residents, A-State maintains a reputation for high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs as well as a strong commitment to the community and region.

The university has a growing enrollment of more than 14,000 students with teams that compete in NCAA Division I athletics as a member of the Sun Belt Athletic Conference.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To be guaranteed consideration, the following materials should be submitted by November 1, 2017: a cover letter addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae, single-page description of philosophy for directing a university marching band, and names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of five professional references.

Candidates must also upload a PDF which contains web links (YouTube, Dropbox, etc.) to videos of live performances of drill written by the applicant. In addition, candidates should also upload PDF files of drill charts that they have written for marching ensembles.

The committee welcomes supplementary materials which may include musical arrangements for athletic bands, audio files of athletic band arrangements or performances, or athletic band syllabi/handbooks. Transcripts will be requested by the search committee after initial screening of applicants.

Applications for this position (Position #F00654) must be received online at Please review instructions for new users on the home page and select the Director of Athletic Bands/Assistant Director of Bands position.

For additional background information or questions please contact:

Dr. Timothy Oliver
Director of Bands and Chair
Director of Athletic Bands/Assistant Director of Bands Search Committee
A-State Department of Music
P.O. Box 779
State University, AR 72467

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master’s Degree in Music or related field.

Secondary school teaching experience is required.

Other required qualifications include working collaboratively with public school band programs and demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups associated with a major university band program including students, faculty, university administration, athletic department staff, alumni, and community members. A strong commitment to and evidence of successful student recruitment is essential.

Arkansas State University is a public, multi-campus higher education system with enrollment in excess of 22,000 students. Approximately 14,000 students attend the Jonesboro campus where the student body is diverse. The campus has a renewed focus on international student recruitment and capital campaign development. Jonesboro has a population of approximately 67,000 and is located 70 miles northwest of Memphis (

EEO Statement: It is the policy of Arkansas State University to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons; to prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, age, disability, genetic information, national origin, status as a veteran or other status protected by law; and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive continuing program of affirmative action.