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The University of Georgia, Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Position Vacancy
Institution: 
Colorado State University --- School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Position:
Assistant Director of Bands (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)
Qualifications:
An earned doctorate (or ABD with a completion date of August 15, 2021) in a band-related field is required. Of primary importance, candidates will demonstrate both commitment to and evidence of ability to build a first-rate athletic band program that resembles (e.g., size, scope, sound, schedule) of a top athletic band program in the Power Five conferences. The successful candidate will offer significant experience and proven excellence in athletic band leadership.

An earned doctorate (or ABD with a completion date of August 15, 2021) in a band-related field is required. Of primary importance, candidates will demonstrate both commitment to and evidence of ability to build a first-rate athletic band program that resembles (e.g., size, scope, sound, schedule) of a top athletic band program in the Power Five conferences. The successful candidate will offer significant experience and proven excellence in athletic band leadership.
Position Expectations:
The Assistant Director of Bands will assist the Director of Bands in a team environment with the administration, recruitment, and continued development of a comprehensive university band program. In addition, the successful candidate will have the ability to enhance the school’s commitment to diversity and inclusion reflecting departmental and institutional values.

Specified duties include: providing outstanding organizational and musical direction of the 250-member Colorado State University Marching Band (with oversight by the Director of Bands); logistical planning including managing staff assigned to work with the university athletic bands and oversight of an administrative assistant; organizational and musical direction of the men’s and women’s basketball band; coordinating the Presidential Pep Band; maintaining budgetary discipline (with oversight by the Director of Bands); communication in a timely manner with university offices and the alumni association (in coordination with the Director of Bands); engaging in scholarly and/or creative research activities appropriate to the discipline; participating in faculty service activities and committee work; teaching additional classes as determined by qualifications and institutional needs.

Examples of additional classes may include Symphonic Band (the second auditioned concert band) or Concert Band (the third concert band), marching band techniques, undergraduate conducting, etc.
Applications Must Include:
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, commitment to diversity and inclusion statement, and the names and contact information for three references who can comment on your skills and experience. References will be contacted at the semifinalist interview stage and will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Provide evidence in your CV and in your cover letter of ability to build a first-rate athletic band program that resembles (e.g., size, scope, sound, schedule) of a top athletic band program in the Power Five conferences. All materials must be submitted digitally. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening will begin on January 19, 2021.

Those candidates who are invited to the second round will be asked to submit halftime drill of their own design with a video of the performance and a 10-minute video of a marching rehearsal under their direction. In addition, semi-finalist candidates will submit an example of their teaching and research in their area of expertise. These may include either a 10-minute video of a concert band rehearsal under their direction and a 10-minute video of a concert band performances under their direction or a 10-minute video of their classroom teaching and an example of their research.
URL to Complete Application:
https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/82067
Application Deadline:
Januray 15, 2021
Applications Will Be Reviewed Starting:
January 15, 2021
Inquiries About the Position Should Be Directed to:
Sandra Sanchez --- sandra.sanchez@colostate.edu
Institutional Information:
The School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD) has 41 tenured and tenure-track faculty as well as 53 adjunct faculty.

The University Center for the Arts is a nationally recognized state-of the art 350,000 square foot facility, that includes a 550-seat concert hall, a 275-seat organ and chamber music recital hall, a 320-seat thrust theatre, a 100-seat black box theatre, a 200-seat dance theatre, dedicated rehearsal, production and research spaces, along with classrooms, labs and practice rooms.

Colorado State University (CSU) is a land grant institution with a student enrollment of approximately 35,000 students in over 150 programs, and a faculty numbering 1,900. The College of Liberal Arts, within which the school is located, is the largest college in the University.

CSU is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, a beautiful city of approximately 175,000 located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, 65 miles north of Denver. MarketWatch has listed Fort Collins as the “No. 1 Best Place to Live in America in 2020.” Additionally, Fort Collins is in America’s top ten for best performing city, safest for driving and cycling, best place to raise a family, and No. 1 in the country for reducing harmful emissions by using alternative fuels and transportation.

Colorado State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.
A Note from Brian Wesolowski:

The mission of the Music Research Nexus is to connect those involved in music education/music therapy research at higher education institutions. 

1. Music education/music therapy position vacancies
2. Calls for international, national, and state music education conferences
3. Calls for nominations for service-related activities
4. Calls for papers
5. Research funding/award opportunities

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