Assistant/Associate Professor Instrumental Music – Band Director


Website University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

The University of Mary Hardin Baylor’s College of Visual and Performing Arts seeks qualified  faculty for its Instrumental Music Program beginning mid-July 2021 (10-month contract  position), with initial appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor,  commensurate with experience. UMHB seeks faculty who are active Christians and dedicated  teacher-scholars to prepare students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in  a global society.  

The Department of Music offers the following undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Music in  Music Education, Bachelor of Music in Performance, Bachelor of Music in Church Music, Bachelor of Arts in Music, and Bachelor of Arts in Music with an Emphasis in Music Business. 

UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of 22,000 in the heart of central  Texas. Nearby cities are Temple (5 miles), Waco (45 miles), Austin (65 miles), San Antonio (130  miles) and Dallas/Ft. Worth (130 miles). Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational  opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community. 

Faculty Responsibilities: Activities required of all faculty include exemplary teaching,  curriculum development, student advising; professional attainment; and service to department,  college, university, and the community.  

Specific Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate course in the Department of Music as outlined  below. The teaching load is typically 12 hours per semester. 

  1. Ensemble responsibilities to include all or part of the following: Wind Ensemble, Jazz  Ensemble, and Athletic Bands.  
  • The Wind Ensemble is the concert ensemble of the instrumental program. The  ensemble performs a minimum of one concert each semester and performs a  variety of repertoire that includes new music, classic standards, and chamber  music.  
  • The Jazz Ensemble performs multiple concerts throughout the year. The  ensemble performs an eclectic variety of repertoire.  
  • The Blackshirt Cru Spirit Band is the musical ambassador for the athletic  program, primarily basketball and football. During the fall, the spirit band performs at all home football games and other related events. In the spring, the  spirit band performs at most home men’s and women’s basketball games. 2. Additional teaching assignments based on candidate’s strengths and Program needs  including, but not limited to: instrumental conducting, applied instruction,  band/orchestra literature, etc.

Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited institution with at least 18 graduate hours  in music is required; terminal degree in music is preferred. Tenure-track status requires a  completed terminal degree in the field. Excellent teaching and communication skills, a  dedication to professional attainment, and commitment to quality improvement are essential.  Must be an active and committed Christian.  

Salaries & Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits  including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan with match and UMHB tuition benefits  for employees and their dependents. 

TO APPLY: Visit for more details and to apply. Please submit a cover  letter, CV, transcript copies and evidence of quality teaching performance with your online  application. Your letter of interest should also respond to UMHB’s mission and values, found at In addition, include in one page or less, a description of  your own Christian beliefs and commitments. Review of applications will begin immediately and  continue until position is filled.

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