MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Music–Director of Bands. Rank to be determined based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Completed doctorate required. Candidates must demonstrate a record of excellence directing instrumental ensembles and building a strong band program at the high school and/or collegiate level. Evidence of recruitment through both personal and university ensemble performances and interaction with high school instrumental music programs is expected. Primary responsibilities include conducting the Millikin Wind Ensemble and other instrumental ensembles, as needed. Additional duties will be assigned according to the candidate’s areas of expertise and/or needs of the music program. These may include applied instrumental lessons, music theory, music education courses, or other courses in the music curriculum. Candidates demonstrating commitment to academic advising, entrepreneurship, and community outreach will receive strong consideration. Additional expectations include university service in the form of faculty governance and involvement with the campus community through attendance of recitals, concerts, workshops and festivals. Position begins August 2019.
Millikin University School of Music has been NASM accredited since 1934, with a vibrant community of 50 faculty and 214 students, offering Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance, Music Education, Commercial Music, and Music Business, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. The School of Music’s curriculum embraces the interdisciplinarity of diverse musical and academic experiences. The School of Music is designated as an “All Steinway School.” A Millikin education is characterized by Performance Learning — a unique approach to learning that challenges students to engage with third party stakeholders in the performance of their academic discipline. Students apply their learning to professional experiences both in Decatur and around the world. Millikin University’s mission is to deliver on the promise of education, preparing students for professional success, democratic citizenship in a global environment, and a personal life of meaning and value.
To receive full consideration, please submit 1) letter of application, 2) statement of teaching philosophy, 3) curriculum vitae, 4) names and contact information of at least three professional references, and 5) a video recording of recent performances (as attachment or link) electronically. Candidates should be prepared to submit additional materials upon request.
Review of applications will begin October 1. Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of background check and pending budgetary approval. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefit package.