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Assistant Director of Bands/Assistant Director of Athletic Bands

  • 1.  Assistant Director of Bands/Assistant Director of Athletic Bands

    Posted 03-15-2012 13:12

    Position: Assistant Director of Bands/Assistant Director of Athletic Bands

    Date of Appointment: August 15, 2012

    Rank: Assistant Professor of Music, Tenure track

    Salary and Benefits:  Competitive and commensurate with experience. Excellent medical, retirement, and insurance benefits

    Qualifications: Doctorate in music required for tenure-track appointment.  Candidates with significant progress toward the doctorate may be considered. The candidate will show evidence of successful high school and/or college marching band teaching experience. In addition, knowledge of current computer drill design software is required, as well as demonstrated success in recruiting and working collaboratively with public school band programs. Preference will be given to candidates with proven experience as a show designer and marching band teaching success.

    Responsibilities: Assist the Director of Bands with the coordination of the athletic bands, including the 250 member Jaguar Marching Band and Jaguar pep bands. Direct other university instrumental ensembles, such as the USA Wind Ensemble and USA Symphony Band (majority music majors), as appropriate. In addition teach in other areas such as music education, instrumental methods, or applied music as appropriate. Depending on strengths of candidate, contribute to the scholarly advancement of the field through research and/or creative activities. Serve on departmental, college, and university committees as assigned. Assist with the recruitment and retention of quality music majors and undergraduate music students.

    The Institution: The University of South Alabama offers educational opportunities for the residents of Mobile and the surrounding Gulf Coast region. With over 15,000 students, USA is one of the fastest growing universities in Alabama and offers many diverse and nationally recognized programs. The Department of Music is a unit of the College of Arts and Sciences and has become one of the most respected collegiate music programs in the region. With a state-of-the-art performing arts center, the Department of Music is able to serve many students by continually expanding its programs and offerings.                        

    Application:  Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, official transcripts (sent directly from universities attended), at least three original letters of recommendation (sent directly by the referees), and video of marching band performances produced by the candidate to:

    Dr. Ward Miller

    Chair, Assistant Director of Bands/Assistant Director of Athletic Bands Search Committee

    Laidlaw Performing Arts Center #1072

    307 University Blvd., N.

    University of South Alabama

    Mobile, AL 36688-0002


    Deadline: Review of applications will begin March 20, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.           

    The USA Department of Music, fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, offers BM degrees in Performance, Music Education, and Elective Studies in Business and Outside Fields. The Laidlaw Performing Arts Center features first-rate studios and classrooms, a superb recital hall, and state-of-the-art music technology labs. The University of South Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer.