Wilkes University invites applicants for a nine-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Music - Bands position, which will begin in fall 2023. The responsibilities of this position include: directing the Civic and Jazz concert bands; overseeing recruiting efforts for all the instrumental ensembles; engaging in scholarly and creative activities; and participating in university service. In addition to directing and administering the instrumental ensembles, the successful candidate will be expected to serve the Division of Performing Arts based on need and candidate's area(s) of expertise; such as teaching courses in the music minor curriculum and other duties as appropriate. Instructional areas may include Music Theory, Music History, Music Direction of musical theater performances, etc.
A doctorate in music, or other applicable terminal degree is preferred, an MM with substantial experience may be considered. Experience directing concert and other bands at the university level is required, as is evidence of successful teaching and recruiting at the university level. The ideal candidate will also have experience with curriculum development. Please note that the department may also offer the position as a non-tenured Faculty of Practice, depending on qualifications and experience. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Wilkes University is an independent, comprehensive university dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and selected professional programs. The University has approximately 2,350 students at the undergraduate level and over 1,350 full time equivalent students at the graduate and first professional levels.
Its institutional focus is on developing strong mentoring relationships with each of its students and contributing vitally to economic development of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The University is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a revitalized city that is located on the lovely Susquehanna River and is within two and one-half hours driving distance of New York City and Philadelphia.
To apply, visit https://wilkesuniversitycareers.applicantpro.com/jobs/. Please be sure to include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three professional references with contact information (and relation to applicant). Review of applications begins November 28, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Position specific questions may be directed to Jon Liebetrau, Chair of Division of Performing Arts.
Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds. Wilkes University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.
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