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Director of Bands/Assistant Prof. of Music

Posted: 05/21/2023

Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands
Position Status: Full-time, tenure-track, 10-month contract, beginning August 1, 2023
Reports to: Chair of the Music Department and Dean of School of Fine and Performing Arts
Qualifications: Terminal degree in wind conducting or music education (i.e. DMA, PhD). Exceptionally qualified ABD candidates will be considered. Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the collegiate level. Successful record as a recruiter capable of growing a relatively new university band program.
Classification: Full-Time Faculty – Exempt
Job Summary: Full-time, tenure-track position beginning in August 2023. Primary responsibilities include:
• Directing both marching and concert band and any related instrumental ensembles as needed (jazz band, chamber music, etc.)
• Recruiting to a band program.
• Teaching other music courses (i.e. orchestration, marching band pedagogy, etc.)
• Academic advising.
• Maintaining an active professional profile.
• Participating in university, community, and church service.
• Other responsibilities assigned by the department chair and/or dean.
Contingent on candidate qualifications, additional responsibilities may include: Teaching general music courses, applied music, or other areas depending on qualifications.
The ideal candidate will have an established record of success in growing a program, experience as a director, pedagogue, and performer, and a commitment to diversity in teaching, recruitment, creative activity, and service. 
Submit: For consideration for this position, please submit a cover letter highlighting your desire to work at a faith-centered Christian institution, your curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references via the following link.
Contact: For any questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. John McCluskey (, Chair, Edith Lester Harbin Department of Music. 
Review Date: Position open until filled. 
To apply for the Director of Bands/Assistant Prof. of Music, click the link below:
Revision Date: May 22, 2023
Shorter University is a Christ-centered University affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board and requires employees to be committed Christians.
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