Eastern Michigan University School of Music & Dance seeks qualified candidates for an immediate opening for the position of Associate Director of Bands. The position is a full-time tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Anticipated start date: August 1, 2019.
Founded in 1849 as a small teacher's college, EMU is a major learning and research institution with a distinct mix of comprehensive academic resources and strong community initiatives. We offer nearly 300 undergraduate majors, minors and certificates, plus more than 150 graduate programs to our 19,000 students. The School of Music & Dance plays a significant role in the vibrant cultural life of the campus community, located just 35 miles from Detroit and 8 miles east of Ann Arbor. Our acclaimed artist-teacher faculty are dedicated to helping students combine their passion for the arts with the skills, experiences, and mentorship they need to reach their professional goals.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Conduct the Symphonic Band and Concert Band, direct the EMU Marching Band, teach courses in conducting and instrumental music education, and assist the Director of Bands with recruitment events and the administration of a comprehensive university band program. Additional duties may include assignments appropriate to the candidate's strengths and the department's need, as determined by the School Director.
Assign and submit grades in accordance with established University schedules.
Keep posted office hours during the week which are scheduled at times most beneficial to students.
Provide academic advising to students, if applicable.
Serve on search committees for hiring of new faculty members, departmental committees and other service committees across the university.
Participate in activities such as student registration, orientation, convocations and commencements.
Attend and participate in scheduled departmental meetings and functions.
Provide other support service to the department, college and/or university, if applicable.
Engage in pursuits that enable them to remain current in their respective disciplines.
Engage in pursuits that help to further organize and contribute to growth of the body of knowledge in their respective disciplines, and/or to explore interdisciplinary implications.
Perform related Departmental duties as required.
An earned doctorate is preferred; master's degree plus 18 hrs. graduate credit--or equivalent professional experience--is required. Outstanding musician, conductor, and educator with an established record of success teaching in both collegiate and secondary school settings. Significant experience with college marching band is preferred. The successful candidate will be an innovative thinker with strong organizational and leadership skills, who thrives in a collaborative environment.
Internal Number: 9661
About Eastern Michigan University
Since its inception, Eastern Michigan, first as a Normal School, then as a College and finally as a University, has grown and developed to respond to the ever-changing needs of society. Over the years, EMU has educated thousands of sons and daughters of Michigan, the nation, and the world. The University currently serves 23,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University?s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. Eastern Michigan?s exceptional faculty, students and alumni include CEOs from major businesses; a National Student Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year, numerous Fulbright Scholars and Milken Family Foundation National Educators award winners; and several Michigan Teachers of the Year.