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University of Missouri School of Music


ASSISTANT TEACHING PROFESSOR & DIRECTOR OF ATHLETIC BANDS  #22725

Job Description:  The University of Missouri School of Music seeks a full-time Assistant Teaching Professor and Director of Athletic Bands for the 2017-18 academic year. This is a full time, 12-month, annually renewable position. Responsibilities include directing the 300+ member Marching Mizzou and pep bands, conducting a concert ensemble, teaching marching band techniques, participating in the supervision of graduate students, developing and maintaining close working relationships with the wind and percussion faculty and area school band directors, providing service to the University and the profession, assisting with special events (Band Day, Homecoming Parade, Champion of Champions Marching Contest, All-Juniors Honor Band), and performing other duties as assigned by the Director of the School of Music.

Qualifications:  Required qualifications include a demonstrable passion for teaching and developing leaders, as directly related to directing a large and successful athletic bands program; advanced skills in contemporary marching band techniques, including drill design and music arranging; successful teaching, organizational, and administrative skills; and a commitment to diversity. Doctoral Degree preferred. Master’s Degree required. Successful secondary school band teaching experience required. Successful higher education band conducting and athletic band teaching experience preferred. The successful candidate will be an outstanding conductor and musician, with excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and administrative skills.

Rank/Salary/Benefits/Start Date: Assistant Teaching Professor (full-time, 12-month appointment). Competitive salary and full benefits package provided. Appointment begins July 1, 2017.

Application Materials: Please apply on-line here.  Merge your CV with a brief cover letter and upload the document in the Resume/CV section of the application.  Applicants should include (1) a detailed letter of application, (2) a full curriculum vitae, and (3) names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references in the "attachments" portion of the online application system.  Applicants may contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Brian Silvey at silveyba@missouri.edu with any questions about the job duties.  Contact Human Resource Services (muhrs@missouri.edu) for any questions about the application process.  No other materials should be submitted at this time.

Application Deadline (optional):  Review of applications will begin April 10, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

 

ASSISTANT TEACHING PROFESSOR & DIRECTOR OF JAZZ PERFORMANCE STUDIES

Job Description:  Conduct Concert Jazz Band, teach Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Harmony & Arranging, and Jazz Methods & Materials. Coordinate the jazz performance studies area, which includes a jazz certificate (for music majors) and jazz minor (for non-music majors).  Teaching classes in our Entrepreneurship program may be required, depending on area specialty.  Assist with high school jazz festival in partnership with local high school in February.  Consult and collaborate appropriately with faculty in other areas, and also with a nationally recognized jazz presenting and education organization, based in Columbia, called "We Always Swing Jazz Series"  Provide appropriate service to the School and the University.

Qualifications:  Doctorate in jazz performance strongly preferred.  Master’s degree in jazz performance together with significant and commensurate professional experience required.  Successful teaching record and demonstrable success in jazz direction at the college or university level required.  Advanced performance skills in an appropriate instrumental area required.  Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and administrative skills, and a commitment to diversity required.

Rank/Salary/Benefits/Start Date: Assistant Teaching Professor (full-time, nine-month, non-tenure-track position). Entry-level salary and benefits package provided. Appointment begins August 15, 2017.

Application: Interested candidates should apply on-line at: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic.  Merge your CV with a brief cover letter and upload the document in the Resume/CV section of the application.  Applicants should include (1) a detailed letter of application, (2) a full curriculum vitae, and (3) names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references in the "attachments" portion of the online application system.  Applicants may contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Tim Howe at howete@missouri.edu with any questions about the job duties.  Contact Human Resource Services (muhrs@missouri.edu) for any questions about the application process.  No other materials should be submitted at this time.

Application Deadline (optionsal):  Review of applications will begin immediately. All applications received by May 1, 2017, will receive full consideration.