Assistant Director of Bands

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Assistant Director of Bands




School of Music


Music School

Advertised Salary Range:

Commensurate with Experience

Part/Full Time:

Full Time

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Position Category:

Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

Basis :

11 months

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Professional Track

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Advertised Job Summary:

The Assistant Director of Bands is a Non-Tenure-Eligible, 11-month position, at the rank of Instructor, beginning July 1, 2021.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Collaborate with the Director of Bands and Associate Director of Bands in a team environment with the administration, recruitment and continued development of a comprehensive University Band program. Serve as Associate Director of the Carolina Band (UofSC Marching Band); co-direct the basketball bands and coordinate the volleyball band; conduct the University Bands; teach conducting and music education methods courses; supervise student teachers; participate in faculty service activities and committee work; and contribute to the organization and operation of the UofSC Summer Band Clinics. Perform additional teaching responsibilities as determined by qualifications, preference, and institutional needs.

Required Education and Experience:

An earned doctorate (or ABD) is preferred but candidates with a master`s degree and significant teaching and performance experience may be considered. Candidates should have a record of teaching and performance excellence in collegiate and secondary school band programs; significant experience and commitment to the design, creative, and instructional aspects of marching band, including drill writing and/or arranging; and a commitment to music education.

Preferred Qualifications:

The School of Music is committed to five core values: 1) pursuing Excellence; 2) devotion to Student Success; 3) focusing on producing Music Leaders; 4) emphasizing the preparation of the Musician-Educator; 5) creating Diversely Skilled Musicians. The School encourages applications from candidates who have interests and abilities that align with these values.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

Applicants must apply at Applicant will upload a letter of application, CV, and reference list including three individuals submitting letters of recommendation and three additional references to be contacted. Applicants will also upload a single document which includes video links to the following: 1) 20-30 minutes of conducting video which includes both rehearsal and performance and 2) two different marching band performances demonstrating the applicant’s arranging, drill writing, and/or instruction. The applicant should include an explanation of their contribution to the marching band performances (e.g., designed, arranged, wrote drill, instructed, etc.).
The search process will continue until the position is filled, but priority screening will begin on or shortly after March 8, 2021.

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.




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Posted: 2/19/2021
Application Due: 5/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time