The University of Nevada, Reno seeks a skilled music educator to serve as an Assistant Professor, Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands starting July 1, 2020. This 12-month, teaching-intensive (60%) tenure track position is housed within the Department of Music and will work closely with the Director of Bands within the comprehensive university band program.
Responsibilities: Direct the Wolf Pack Marching Band and Howlers Pep Band. This position serves as the instructional leader for the marching band and pep bands; plans rehearsals and performance schedules; manages staff assigned to marching band at rehearsals and performances; leads performances at athletic and community events; administers the athletic band calendar and executes planning duties for band camp during the summer months; recruits students for bands and the music department; fosters positive relationships in the community and University; participates in a collaborative environment with band faculty.
Additional teaching responsibilities to be drawn from the following (based on expertise): Teach music education courses in undergraduate instrumental methods, music education practicum, supervise student teachers, conduct Concert Winds (second of two wind ensembles, comprised of music majors, minors, and non-music majors); teach undergraduate instrumental conducting, teach marching band techniques. Maintain a creative activity profile, which may include scholarship, notable performances on campus, guest conducting/teaching, the production of media materials for artistic or recruiting purposes, and other creative pursuits germane to the discipline. Actively participate in community engagement and service to the department and University.
An earned doctorate in music; a minimum of 3 years successful teaching experience as a marching/athletic band director at the K-12 level.
Additional Salary Information: The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents.
Internal Number: R0118393
About University of Nevada, Reno
The University of Nevada, Reno, is a public research university that is committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, the University serves nearly 22,000 students. The University is a comprehensive, doctoral university, classified as an R1 institution with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. More than $800 million in advanced labs, residence halls and facilities has been invested on campus since 2009. It is home to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Wolf Pack Athletics, maintains a statewide outreach mission and presence through programs such as the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Small Business Development Center, Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Through a commitment to world-improving research, student success and outreach benefiting the communities and businesses of Nevada, the University has impact across the state and around the world.
Located where the Sierra Nevada meets the high desert of the Great Basin, the University’s verdant, 29...0-acre campus is a 45-minute drive from scenic Lake Tahoe. Today, the University delivers on its land-grant mission of access to education and knowledge by investing in the academics, facilities, support, engagement and vibrant campus life that promote our diverse students’ cognitive growth and academic achievement — all while remaining one of the best values in American higher education, according to both Forbes and Money magazines (2018). The University is ranked in the top tier of National Universities by U.S. News & World Report and in the top tier of the WSJ/Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
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