Assistant Professor

Ewing, New Jersey
Oct 09, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Music at The College of New Jersey welcomes applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the capacity of Director of Bands; this position will begin in August 2018. Designated an All-Steinway School, TCNJ’s Department of Music is celebrating its centennial in 2018. Majors in Music Education, Bachelor of Arts, and Performance as well as from across TCNJ’s vibrant Liberal Arts campus, are regularly featured in our state-of-the-art performance facilities.

The successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the band program with teaching responsibilities including Wind Ensemble and Instrumental Conducting. Additional teaching may include Concert Band, the Instrumental Practicum, TCNJ’s Freshman Seminar Program and/or a Liberal Arts course related to music depending on the candidate’s experience and expertise as well as departmental needs. This position also includes independent, departmental, and college-wide recruitment responsibilities. Developing and maintaining contacts and sustained relationships with local and regional music educators, including TCNJ’s surrounding communities in Trenton and beyond, is expected. Excellent oral, interpersonal, and writing skills in an academic context are required.

Minimum qualifications:

  • DMA in Conducting (instrumental emphasis); or EdD or terminal degree in music with appropriate artistic expertise and experience. (Candidates with ABD status effective by August 2018 will also be considered.)

  • Extensive experience and accomplishment as a band director at the secondary and college levels (including as a Graduate Assistant directing one’s own ensemble).

  • Teaching experience in college-level conducting classes.

  • Consistent accomplishments in juried artistic/scholarly activities on the national and international levels.

The ideal candidate will foster a high-level performance environment in a diverse Liberal Arts context. They will also possess a clear understanding of current developments in secondary and post- secondary education, and collaborate well in the collegial working environment of the Department and across campus. Examples of desirable artistic/scholarly interests include social justice issues related to music (such as race, class, and gender), interdisciplinary approaches to concert programming, and innovative uses of technology.

Contact Information

Please apply online via our Applicant Tracking System. A complete submission will include: cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), and three current letters of recommendation electronically in PDF format. Applicants, who wish to submit the recommendation letter(s) separately or have them sent directly, please send via email to Only complete, electronic submissions will be considered.  Please do not send further materials (recordings, teaching evaluations, publications) unless requested. A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Dr. Tomoko Kanamaru, Co-Chair of the Search Committee, at Please direct technical questions regarding the Applicant Tracking System to Angie Baczyk, Office of Human Resources at

The College of New Jersey is committed to creating a diverse community that supports all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the TCNJ Campus Community share a responsibility for creating and sustaining a learning environment where difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. The College of New Jersey is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

About TCNJ Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a selective, public primarily undergraduate institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the residential experience for our nearly 6,500 undergraduate students, 30% of whom are self-described as members of groups traditionally underrepresented in academe and STEM. Students benefit from a 13-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 21 students, which has led to TCNJ attaining a first-year to sophomore retention rate of 94% and a graduation rate of 86%. TCNJ has also received national recognition for the adoption and promotion of the teacher-scholar model for our faculty and deep engagement of our undergraduates in research. TCNJ was awarded the inaugural “Campus-wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishment” from the Council of Undergraduate Research in 2016. In part because of TCNJ’s intentional and comprehensive integration of research into our undergraduate curricula and institutional culture, an increasing number of TCNJ graduates have pursued and completed doctoral degrees over the past ten years. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter-an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ’s seven schools-Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Science. TCNJ is located within an hour of New York City and Philadelphia. The College’s campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. For more information, visit         

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