Assistant/Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands


Website Shorter University

Position Status:  Full-time, tenure-track, 10-month contract, beginning August 1, 2023

Reports to:   Chair of the Music Department and Dean of School of Fine and Performing Arts

Qualifications:   Terminal degree in wind conducting or music education (i.e. DMA, PhD). Exceptionally qualified ABD candidates will be considered. Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the collegiate level. Successful record as a recruiter capable of growing a relatively new university band program.

Classification:    Full-Time Faculty – Exempt

Job Summary:  Full-time, tenure-track position beginning in August 2023. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Directing both marching and concert band and any related instrumental ensembles as needed (jazz band, chamber music, etc.)
  • Recruiting to a band program.
  • Teaching other music courses (i.e., orchestration, marching band pedagogy, etc.)
  • Academic advising.
  • Maintaining an active professional profile.
  • Participating in university, community, and church service.
  • Other responsibilities assigned by the department chair and/or dean.

Contingent on candidate qualifications, additional responsibilities may include: Teaching general music courses, applied music, or other areas depending on qualifications.

The ideal candidate will have an established record of success in growing a program, experience as a director, pedagogue, and performer, and a commitment to diversity in teaching, recruitment, creative activity, and service.

Submit:  For consideration for this position, please submit a cover letter highlighting your desire to work at a faith-centered Christian institution, your curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references via the provided link.

Contact:   For any questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. John McCluskey (, Chair, Edith Lester Harbin Department of Music.

Review Date: Position open until filled.


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