Assistant Professor, Director of Bands, full-time, tenure track
Northern Kentucky University Music
Location: Highland Heights, Kentucky
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
Salary is competitive and commensurate with Assistant Professor rank.
Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities will be to provide leadership for the NKU band program, which includes conducting the Symphonic Winds and Concert Band, while recruiting and maintaining appropriate instrumentation for a balanced band program. Primary teaching duties will include instrumental conducting and other secondary teaching areas based on the candidate’s strengths that could include methods courses (brass, woodwinds, and/or marching band techniques), applied music, instrumentation and scoring, music theory, etc. Responsibilities also include the development of a scholarly/creative agenda in research, performance, and/or professional creative activities.
Applications: All applications must be submitted electronically through Northern Kentucky University’s job portal via https://jobs.nku.edu/postings/12402. For primary consideration for this position, a complete application must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2022. Questions regarding the nature of the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Amy Gillingham Culligan at email@example.com. Selected candidates must successfully pass a background check. Applicants who enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.
1. Doctoral degree in music required (Ph.D., DMA, etc.). ABD candidates will be considered, but the doctoral degree must be conferred by August 2023. 2. Teaching experience at the college level is required.
Preferred Qualifications: 1. Evidence of potential for a successful career in teaching. 2. Successful experience leading a band program and mentoring student conductors. 3. Record of excellence in performance/research and professional creative activity. 4. Experience working with students of diverse backgrounds, abilities, learning styles, and goals. 5. Demonstrated success in recruiting and retaining students. 6. Experience and/or potential for cultivating positive and collaborative relationships with others, especially area K-12 schools including area band directors, music teachers, faculty, students, etc. 7. Ability to teach in a secondary area, which may include methods courses (brass, woodwinds, and/or marching band techniques), applied music, instrumentation and scoring, music theory, etc. 8. Strong organizational and communication skills to support the operation of a growing band and music program. 9. Candidates who have additional positive attributes/expertise/skills beyond the above qualifications are desirable and should reference these additional attributes in application materials.
student nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly two million people. Greater Cincinnati has one of the most vibrant and multifaceted cultural scenes in the Midwest, with The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops, The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Ballet, a large community of working artists, musicians and designers and a variety of theaters. It offers an outstanding quality of life and an affordable cost of living. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, but especially from individuals who contribute to the diversity of our academic community.
The School of the Arts at Northern Kentucky University offers a wide array of degree programs in the visual and performing arts. The Music Program within the School of the Arts offers a BME in Music Education (Choral/Vocal and Instrumental), BM in Performance (Instrumental, Jazz Studies, Piano Pedagogy, and Voice) a BM in Composition (Traditional and Commercial Music/Audio Production, BA in Music (Liberal Studies), Music Minor, and Audio Production Minor.... The Music Program is a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. See the Music website at music.nku.edu for additional information.