Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts — Assistant Professor, Director of Bands

The School of Performing Arts is seeking an Assistant Professor, Tenure track, full time, 9 months plus summer stipend. Start Date: August 10, 2020. DUTIES: Direct wind ensemble and teach courses in conducting (2/2 teaching load). Coordinate concert ensembles as well as the Virginia Tech Honor Band. Collaborate with Director of Athletic Bands. Maintain an active program of appropriate research. Extensive contributions to student recruitment activities are also expected, including the ability to maintain positive relationships with high school programs and music educators. Serve on committees and perform other appropriate university service.

We seek candidates with the demonstrated potential to contribute effectively to a faculty team dedicated to creating a positive, dynamic, and inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Instrumental Conducting by August 1, 2020
  • University teaching and conducting experience
  • Secondary teaching experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain an outstanding music program
  • Demonstrated commitment to programming works by composers from under-represented groups.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three to five references. For full description and requirements, please go to: and refer to Job # 511307.

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