University of Utah School of Music — Assistant Director of Athletic Bands


RANK/SALARY: Assistant Professor (Lecturer). Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

DUTIES: 1) Assist the Director of Athletic Bands in the direction and administration of the athletic bands program, including marching band and pep bands; 2) teach classes and/or private applied lessons based on expertise and need, as assigned by the Director of the School of Music; 3) serve as recruitment coordinator for the marching band; 4) work collaboratively with faculty members in the School of Music in identifying potential students and assisting in their recruitment; 5) assist with admissions and scholarship auditions for the School of Music. The School of Music seeks to create a diverse and inclusive, rigorous and responsible learning environment that reaches across disciplines to foster highly adaptive creators and thinkers. 

QUALIFICATIONS: An earned master’s degree in Wind Conducting or Music Education, or equivalent experience; demonstrated success in working with university bands; experience working with and/or teaching in public school band programs. The strongest candidates will recognize that music has a strong potential for social change and community engagement and their work will reflect this. 

PROCEDURE: The letter of application, curriculum vitae (including the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of 3 to 5 persons who can provide a reference), 3 confidential letters of recommendation (uploaded directly by recommenders), succinct teaching/conducting philosophy statement, (unofficial) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and links in the CV to a rehearsal video AND a performance video must be submitted electronically via: The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Candidates should complete their on-line application prior to April 30, 2021 to ensure full consideration. Candidates who proceed to the final level will be required to participate in a routine FBI background check. For more information, or to suggest nominations for this position, contact Dr. Rob Baldwin. 

APPOINTMENT: July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022, renewable. 

The School is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and it has over 400 majors. Faculty members in the School of Music are a distinguished group of approximately 90 performers, educators, scholars, conductors, and composers. Students in the School of Music earn BA, BM, MA, MM, DMA, and PhD degrees in fields that include conducting, composition, jazz studies, music education, music theory, musicology, and performance. The University of Utah is the primary research-intensive, doctoral-degree-granting public university in the state, with its commitment to research (including creative activity) fully extended into the arts and humanities. The university was founded in 1850 and currently enrolls over 35,000 students pursuing degrees ranging from the bachelor’s level through doctoral and professional programs. The university is located two miles east of downtown Salt Lake City and is a core component of the vibrant entrepreneurial metropolitan area, a region consistently rated among the best places to live in the U.S. The University and the School of Music have historic and continuing links with all of the professional arts groups in the state, including the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera. 

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.