Assistant or Associate Professor Department of Music, Murray State University. Full-time to begin July 2020 for a contract term of July 15-May 15.
Manage all facets of the Athletic Band program (including, but not limited to: budget, recruiting, administration, festival coordination, and travel)
Teach Instrumental Music Education courses and in other areas commensurate with departmental needs and candidate’s qualifications
Coordinate Instrumental Music Education courses and supervise student teachers as assigned
Coordinate with the Director of Bands and Athletic Department
Maintain positive relationships with public school programs
Meet research/creative and service obligations consistent with all faculty appointments
Serve as an academic advisor to assigned students
Minimum Education Requirements:
Masters degree in a music field
Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:
Demonstrated success leading a marching band
Demonstrated success recruiting to a marching band
Demonstrated musical, financial, and administrative success with college and/or high school concert and athletic bands
Demonstrated knowledge and application of contemporary drill writing software and drill design sufficient to teach marching band
Demonstrated skill in arranging music
Demonstrated artistic and technical skill as a wind band conductor
Ability to assist the Instrumental Unit with recruitment and retention
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Special Instructions to Applicants:
For best consideration, please submit a completed application along with all required materials by August 15, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Along with the application, the following items must be included:
Letter of application
Unofficial copies of Transcripts
A pdf or Word document containing web links of recent (within the last 18 months) live performances and a brief description of your role in each performance: Marching Band and conducting a Concert Band. (Attach as “Other document”)
Furthermore, applicants are highly encouraged to send via Word or PDF document a representative sample of supporting materials (may include sample syllabi, budgets, Philosophy of Education statement, etc.) (Attach as “Other document 2”)
As a part of the application, please also provide contact information for three (3) references who will receive an email upon submission of the application with instructions for submitting their recommendation letter online. At least one reference should be able to speak about the candidate’s teaching.
Internal Number: 8680
About Murray State University
Murray State University, located in far western Kentucky, serves as a nationally recognized residential comprehensive university, with a strong extended campus and online presence, offering high-quality associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctorate degrees.