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Assistant Professor, School of Music

Southern Nazarene University
Bethany Campus - Bethany, OK, 73008

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Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Details

Job Location: Bethany Campus - Bethany, OK

Position Type: Faculty Full-Time

Education Level: Graduate Degree

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%


Full-time; Faculty 11 month contract


Teaching classes and leading rehearsals during the week; football games


The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the director of Marching and Symphonic Bands, and to provide direction or oversight for all of the instrumental ensembles. The successful candidate would also serve the department through teaching in the School of Music, specifically courses related to instrumental music education.


Essential Functions:

  • Direct all aspects of Marching Band
  • Direct all aspects of Symphonic Band
  • Teach coursework as needed in the Music Education curriculum and as needed in the School of Music
  • Provide oversight for all instrumental ensembles, including, but not limited to Jazz Band, Pep Band, and Chamber Ensembles
  • Provide oversight for all instrumental adjunct faculty
  • Recruit music majors and non-major ensemble participants
  • Advise students in the Music Education degree program
  • Manage the Marching Band budget
  • Coordinate band involvement at athletic events with the Athletic Director
  • Provide service to the university through participation in committees
  • Participation in local, regional, and national professional organizations is expected

Required Qualifications:

  • Southern Nazarene University is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. According to SNU policy, all faculty and staff must profess faith in Jesus Christ, possess a strong personal Christian commitment and be committed to the SNU mission to make Christlike disciples through higher education in a Christ centered community.
  • An understanding of the importance for diversity, inclusion and equity.
  • Master’s degree in music
  • Minimum of three years experience teaching music at the high school or collegiate level
  • Ability to prioritize multiple demands in a fast-paced work environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrable success teaching in higher education
  • Demonstrable success in recruitment of student musicians
  • Professional performance experience
  • DCI Experience

Supervision Received:

  • Receives supervision and work assignments from the Chair of the School of Music

Supervision Exercised:

  • Responsible for the coordination of work assignments for band assistants and student employees
  • Responsible for communication and coordination of instrumental adjunct instructors in cooperation with the Chair of the School of Music

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Generous benefit structure including family health insurance plan (shared cost), long term disability, dental insurance, group life insurance, retirement matching, tuition remission, vacation, sick leave, personal days, and holidays.


Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university. It is an expression of the educational ministry of the Church of the Nazarene. Based at its main residential campus located just west of Oklahoma City, SNU serves students from around the world at multiple locations in Oklahoma and through online educational opportunities. 

Founded in 1899, SNU grew out of several small evangelical colleges committed to training people for service to God and their fellow man. During the later part of the nineteenth century, settlers in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas founded these educational institutions to promote the optimistic message that the result of people fully aligning their lives with God’s work in the world would be personal holiness and compassionate service.

Southern Nazarene University values each person created in the image of God, therefore, we also desire to be a community that reflects representation of diversity. We care about inclusion and equity through the refining of our character, the way we create culture and the way we serve Christ. Our University values reconciliation through God’s love.  

 Southern Nazarene University policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, veterans status or any other legally protected class in the recruitment and admission of students, in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary, and in the operation of all university programs, activities, and services.

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