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ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF BANDS

Requisition # 71754

Position Basics


Type of PositionOTHER
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Monday, October 16th, 2017
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:Music

Salary


Salary:Commensurate

Position Details


Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The University of Iowa School of Music seeks an Associate Director of Bands at the rank of Associate Professor of Instruction. This appointment is a five-year renewable, non-tenure track appointment beginning July 1, 2018.  Primary responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of the athletic band program, directing the 250-member Hawkeye Marching Band and Iowa Pep Band, and conducting the Concert Band. Additionally, the successful candidate will teach supporting courses within the School of Music, which may include Marching Band Techniques and Band Arranging. This teaching represents 60% of total effort.  It is expected that the candidate will have evidence of successful leadership within a major college athletic band program, exemplary skills in show design, and demonstrated artistry as a wind band conductor.



The chosen candidate will work effectively with colleagues within the School of Music and Athletic Department, engage in recruitment and outreach activities including honors festivals and clinics, serve on various committees within the School of Music, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and University, and perform other duties as assigned. The remaining 40% effort will be split between leadership/service activities and professional development.   The candidate is expected to have excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.



Salary is commensurate with experience, 9 month appointment with additional 1 month summer salary. Screening of applications begins November 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should include a letter of application, a current CV, and the names, email, and addresses of five references. Candidates should include links to a video of a performance of a complete marching band halftime show which the candidate designed and taught, a video of a performance (frontal view of the conductor) of a concert band work which the candidate rehearsed and conducted and a video of an unedited concert band rehearsal of at least 20 minutes in length. You are also asked to include Drill charts (pdf) of a complete halftime show which the candidate designed and an optional score (pdf) to a musical arrangement of a composition the candidate arranged for marching band.



The School of Music and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal 

opportunity/affirmative action employer.  

Education Requirement:

Master’s degree in hand by the start date.

Required Qualifications:

Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the educational community.  Evidence of outstanding performance and administrative success as a college marching band director, and a record of significant experience as a concert band conductor and classroom teacher. Evidence of successful leadership within a major college athletic band program, exemplary skills in show design, and demonstrated artistry as a wind band conductor.  The candidate is expected to have excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

Desirable Qualifications:

Doctorate in hand by the start date, with an excellent record of teaching and conducting athletic and concerts bands at the collegiate level for a minimum of five years. A record of supervising and mentoring students.


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Supporting Attachments
 Number of References:  5
 Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.   

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Contact Information


Contact:Kellie A Kucera - kellie-kucera@uiowa.edu
Clas-Performing Arts
The University of Iowa
1400 M VOX
IOWA CITY, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-1606



The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.

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