Job Title: Assistant Professor, Music (9 Month) and Director of Bands
Department: Performing Arts / College of Arts and Humanities
FLSA Status: Exempt
Positions Supervised: Student Employee(s) as Applicable
Faculty and instructors are responsible for curriculum, teaching, service, scholarship, and related administrative activities that support the mission, vision, and values of the university.
The College of Arts and Humanities at Lindenwood University invites applications for an Assistant Professor, Music (9 Month) and Director of Bands.
Qualified applicants will possess a terminal degree (PhD, DMA, or equivalent in a closely related field; ABD candidates will be considered) in music with specialization in instrumental music, bands, or closely related sub-discipline. The successful candidate will be expected to teach 4 courses (12 credit hours) each semester within the music curricula as well as band-related coursework. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching online. All Lindenwood faculty members are expected to advise and mentor students, continue to develop their expertise through research and scholarship, and participate in faculty governance and campus life.
The Assistant Professor, Music (9 Month) and Director of Bands is a full-time, 9-month faculty position that will begin August 10, 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
The Lindenwood University Lion Pride Marching Band and Pep Band directly support the University’s NCAA D1 athletics game-day experience (including select football, men’s and women’s basketball, and hockey games) and represent the University in the broader community through parades, exhibitions, and other performances. The Assistant Professor, Music (9 Month) and Director of Bands will also conduct the University’s Wind Ensemble and engage in other teaching opportunities based on area of expertise and experience.
The successful applicant will be a mission-driven team player with a vision for growth in both the size and impact of Lindenwood’s athletic bands, and the experience to accomplish that vision. They will also be an accomplished musician and instructor eager to provide students in Lindenwood’s instrumental music program with an excellent education and learning experience.
Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators
The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Employees should refer to the Employee Guidebook and the respective performance evaluation for additional job-related expectations.
Standard 1 – Teaching and Learning
Lindenwood faculty are committed to designing courses and creating classroom cultures characterized by rigor, inclusiveness, support, and engagement for research-based teaching that will serve faculty from all disciplines and students from all groups. Guidelines and expectations developed by the colleges, departments, or programs to support needs and/or requirements specific to each will be determined by the academic administrators and communicated to the faculty.
Standard 2 – Academic Service and Contributions
Lindenwood faculty actively support and provide service to the mission, vision, values, and initiatives of the university and colleges, and exemplify the Q2 culture of service excellence. Guidelines and expectations developed by the colleges, departments, or programs to support needs and/or requirements specific to each will be determined by the academic administrators and communicated to the faculty.
Standard 3 – Continuous Learning and Scholarship
Lindenwood faculty are committed to remaining current in their discipline and instructional practice through continuous learning and contributions to their field by participating in scholarly work.
An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.
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Additional requirements for this position:
- Experience directing collegiate athletics bands required; experience directing NCAA D1 athletic bands preferred
- Excellent organizational skills required
- Excellent oral and written communication skills required
- Excellent collaboration skills and a commitment to service excellence required
- Expertise in K-12 instrumental education preferred
- Expertise in concert band pedagogy preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.
Communication Skills: Ability to verbalize understanding of complex problems or situations, ask relevant questions for clarifications and explain concepts clearly to others; well-developed written communication skills; ability to communicate diplomatically, clearly, and effectively with students and co-workers verbally, in-person, and by telephone using the English language; ability to present materials effectively to individual students or groups; ability to manage interpersonal conflict situations requiring tact, diplomacy, and discretion; and ability to support a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion through effective interactions with students, employees, alumni, and other stakeholders.
Decision-Making & Analytical Skills:Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; ability to organize and express ideas, directions, and data in a logical sequence to describe a process or explain procedures, such as how to perform a task; and ability to deal with abstract and concrete variables.
Technological & Related Skills:Ability to use current technology to enhance effectiveness including but not limited to computers, computer-assisted instruction programs, and audio-visual equipment; willing to learn and apply any other new technology necessary to enhance learning; working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Canvas (LMS), CAMS (SIS), and Workday (EIS); and ability to use phones, fax machines, printers, scanners and copiers.
Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.
- Unless a faculty position is designated as fully remote, all full-time faculty positions are designated as non-standard flex. On-campus presence is required and is deemed necessary to perform the position expectations. Flexibility for remote work for non-routine, situational, and unusual circumstances, is provided at the administrator’s discretion.
- General office and/or classroom setting for on-campus faculty and instructors
- Variable work environments as determined by online instructors; must have 24/7 access to a computer that meets minimum technical specifications and has high-speed Internet access, distraction free from noise and movement
- See Attendance section below for work environment attendance expectations
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
- Stamina to teach classes as required
- Ability to stand or sit for extended time periods
- Ability to meet on-campus requirement for classes and duties that are designated as such
Equal Opportunity Employer
Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.
How to apply
Applications must be completed in one sitting. At the time of completing the application, you will need the following documents to upload.
- Cover Letter specifying your area of expertise and interest
- Curriculum Vitae
- Unofficial transcript(s) of all degrees completed
*** The system limits 5 documents to upload. You will need to save multiple documents into one PDF or have additional documents sent to [email protected]***