Central Michigan U seeks Director of Bands

Assistant/Associate Professor of Music, FT tenure-track

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. Full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position. See end of post for how to apply. Best consideration, apply by February 23, 2018


Required: Doctorate in instrumental conducting or related area (ABD considered, doctoral degree must be completed by the time of appointment) or commensurate professional experience, outstanding conducting and ensemble development skills, successful college teaching experience, background in K-12 music education, qualifications to teach in related areas, and the ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred: Completed doctorate in instrumental conducting.

DUTIES o Lead and coordinate band activities;
o Conduct instrumental ensembles;
o Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in instrumental conducting, methods, materials and related areas;
o Teach in other music areas subject to the candidate’s expertise and the needs of the School of Music;
o Provide leadership in School of Music student recruitment initiatives;
o Maintain an active scholarly, creative, and service agenda.

APPOINTMENT August 15, 2018.

SALARY Salary commensurate with rank and qualifications. Attractive benefits package.

GENERAL Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a national university with 26,000
INFORMATION students and 220,000 alumni. CMU offers 200+ undergraduate to doctoral-level programs on campus, online and at satellite locations. Our students benefit from academic excellence, faculty who teach and involve them in research and scholarly activities, a strong sense of community, and hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences. Employees have a nationally recognized wellness program and health care and benefits that exceed national norms. Our quaint, tight-knit community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions, restaurants, brew pubs and cultural activities including concerts, plays and renowned speakers. We are an hour or two from the state’s largest cities, sunset beaches, and golf and ski resorts.
The School of Music is located in a state-of-the-art 119,000 square foot facility with a 500-seat concert hall housing a 61-rank Casavant organ, a 100-seat recital hall, MIDI technology labs, recording facilities, music resource center, and 79 practice rooms. The School of Music has 42 full- and part-time faculty and an enrollment of over 400 undergraduate and graduate majors and minors. Additional information is available at http://www.mus.cmich.edu.

APPLICATION You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position. See https://www.jobs.cmich.edu
The Search Committee will accept applications until finalists are selected. Online applications must include a cover letter that specifically addresses position qualifications and duties, a current vita, copies of undergraduate and graduate degree transcripts (upload as one document), and a one-page PDF document with active links to no more than three recent performance videos. Please supply the contact information for three references who may be contacted to submit recommendation letters. Review will begin immediately and continue until finalists have been selected. Full consideration will be given to all applications submitted by February 23, 2018.

Address inquiries to:
Professor Mark Cox, Chair
Director of Bands Search Committee
School of Music
Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859

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