Assistant Professor of Wind Band Conducting
ABOUT THE POSITION: The Department of Music, Theatre, and Film at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position in wind band conducting. We seek applicants who welcome the challenges and rewards of serving on a diverse and artistically talented faculty of a growing department in a dynamic and thriving arts community.
Responsibilities: Provide effective leadership as the conductor of the UAH Wind Ensemble, coupled with a recruiting component integral to the growth of the department. Additional responsibilities include instruction in the areas of conducting and music education and overseeing the leadership of the university athletic bands. The regular teaching load is three courses per semester. Faculty are expected to actively engage as leaders and collaborators in scholarly and creative endeavors within their research professions.
Qualifications: D.M./D.M.A. in Wind Band Conducting and an ability to effectively rehearse/conduct wind ensemble/band, as well as highly effective instruction in undergraduate/graduate courses related to conducting and music education. Ideal candidates should have experience in college teaching and a proven track record of successful scholarship related to wind conducting, effective rehearsal technique, and collegiate ensemble performances showcased in concerts, conferences, and festivals. Additional experience in orchestral conducting is a plus. ABDs will be considered; however, all requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed by August 1, 2024, to be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor.
APPOINTMENT DATE: August 19, 2024
ABOUT THE COLLEGE: The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at The University of Alabama in Huntsville employs approximately eighty-seven full-time faculty members. Our nine departments offer an array of programs in the arts, humanities, and social sciences including thirteen bachelor’s degree programs, five M.A. programs, one Ph.D. program, and eight certificate programs. The college has also led the way in creating several interdisciplinary minors, such as Global Studies; Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies; Justice and Equity Studies; and Game Design and Development. Our class sizes are relatively small and our faculty are committed to students’ successes. Applicants may find more information about the College, the University, and Huntsville at https://www.uah.edu/ahs/prospective-faculty.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Alabama in Huntsville is one of America’s premier doctoral-granting, comprehensive universities known for addressing some of the world’s greatest technological challenges. UAH, a part of The University of Alabama System, offers an environment where students are able to explore, discover, create, and communicate knowledge. With six academic colleges, a Graduate School, an Honors College, more than 100 areas of study, and 17 high-tech research centers, UAH is a Carnegie R1 top-tier research university. UAH is where technology and human understanding converge and prepare students to transform their future. Learn more at www.uah.edu.
ABOUT HUNTSVILLE: Defense, space, telecommunications, biotechnology, diversified manufacturing and a variety of emerging specialties provide challenging work in Huntsville, also known as the Rocket City. The area enjoys a favorable cost of living and quality of life in the Southeast. More than 1.2 million people reside in the Huntsville metro area, and it is now the largest city in Alabama. From outdoor recreational activities to an enhanced arts and entertainment community, Huntsville contributes to a wonderful way to live, work, and play. Learn more at www.huntsville.org.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin January 15, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following materials in PDF format via email to the department's senior staff assistant, Michele Pullum, at email@example.com.
- Cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the position
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- Statement of creative activity and scholarly work
- Links to 15-20 minutes of video showcasing the candidate conducting a concert band in rehearsal and in performance
- List of three references with contact info (finalists will be asked for letters of recommendation)
- The University of Alabama in Huntsville desires to recruit and retain high-quality faculty who share the University's values. Applicants for faculty positions are required to provide a statement, maximum of 1 page, on how their teaching, research and service contribute to creating and sustaining a welcoming environment.
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