Assistant Professor (Associate Director of Bands)

Job description

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job_Type: Full Time
Job_Number: 01970
Closing: Continuous
Location: Main Campus
Division: ACA

General Summary

Eastern Michigan University School of Music & Dance seeks qualified candidates for an immediate opening for the position of Associate Director of Bands. The position is a full-time tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Anticipated start date: August 1, 2019.

Founded in 1849 as a small teacher's college, EMU is a major learning and research institution with a distinct mix of comprehensive academic resources and strong community initiatives. We offer nearly 300 undergraduate majors, minors and certificates, plus more than 150 graduate programs to our 19,000 students. The School of Music & Dance plays a significant role in the vibrant cultural life of the campus community, located just 35 miles from Detroit and 8 miles east of Ann Arbor. Our acclaimed artist-teacher faculty are dedicated to helping students combine their passion for the arts with the skills, experiences, and mentorship they need to reach their professional goals.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Conduct the Symphonic Band and Concert Band, direct the EMU Marching Band, teach courses in conducting and instrumental music education, and assist the Director of Bands with recruitment events and the administration of a comprehensive university band program. Additional duties may include assignments appropriate to the candidate's strengths and the department's need, as determined by the School Director.

Assign and submit grades in accordance with established University schedules.

Keep posted office hours during the week which are scheduled at times most beneficial to students.

Provide academic advising to students, if applicable.

Serve on search committees for hiring of new faculty members, departmental committees and other service committees across the university.

Participate in activities such as student registration, orientation, convocations and commencements.

Attend and participate in scheduled departmental meetings and functions.

Provide other support service to the department, college and/or university, if applicable.

Engage in pursuits that enable them to remain current in their respective disciplines.

Engage in pursuits that help to further organize and contribute to growth of the body of knowledge in their respective disciplines, and/or to explore interdisciplinary implications.

Perform related Departmental duties as required.


An earned doctorate is preferred; master's degree plus 18 hrs. graduate credit--or equivalent professional experience--is required. Outstanding musician, conductor, and educator with an established record of success teaching in both collegiate and secondary school settings. Significant experience with college marching band is preferred. The successful candidate will be an innovative thinker with strong organizational and leadership skills, who thrives in a collaborative environment.

Supplemental Information

Application Process: Position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please submit materials by April 30, 2019. To apply, complete the online application and upload all required documents: letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of three professional references with email and phone contact.

Additionally, please include links to conducting video (YouTube or Google Drive) of a 10-minute rehearsal segment (unedited), and recent performances (face to camera). Optionally, recording of marching band drill or music arrangements you have done may be included if available.

Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Mary K. Schneider, Director of Bands at [email protected]

Eastern Michigan University offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance; a TIAA-CREF retirement plan with employer contributions; an outstanding vacation and time off policy; a tuition waiver program and much more.

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Posted: 4/11/2019
Application Due: 6/5/2019
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