Assistant Professor, Director of Bands/Instrumental Music Education
Department of Music
Provide visionary and artistic leadership for the entire band program with primary responsibilities for the Southeast Marching Band (supported by an Assistant Director of Bands and a Director of Percussion), the Wind Symphony, and the Concert Band. Other duties will include providing leadership in Bachelor of Music Education instrumental degree program. Teach undergraduate courses in basic conducting, advanced instrumental conducting and literature, marching band techniques (including drill software), instrumental pedagogy for the PK-12 levels, as well as other courses in Music Education as needed. This position may also require the observation and supervision of field experience courses. Additional teaching assignments may include a general music course (such as Technology, Instrumental Techniques/Methods Courses, Music Appreciation, Jazz Appreciation, Aural Skills, Music Theory, applied instrument, or other appropriate courses as assigned), based on the candidate’s strengths and interests. This is a 10-month position; and may include an additional one-month, separate contract for summer to include the expectation for an experiential student learning (formation of a band camp or other experiential learning opportunity). Recruiting, advising, and mentoring students are important components of this position as is serving as a liaison and resource to public school music teachers in the region. Service opportunities will include departmental, college and university committees as assigned.
Earned doctorate in Instrumental Conducting. Music Education, or other relevant terminal degree area in Music. (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university.)
Demonstrated evidence of visionary leadership in developing an innovative and comprehensive band program of excellence
Demonstrated experience with budget management
A minimum of three years of Public School teaching experience
Demonstrated ability to teach courses such as Band Literature, Instrumental Ensemble Pedagogy, Conducting, Advanced Instrumental Conducting, Marching Band Techniques, and Literature, and Instrumental Music Education courses
Demonstrated ability to develop curriculum in the instrumental and music education areas
Demonstrated experience incorporating appropriate technologies (audio, audio-visual, web-based), in rehearsals and courses
Demonstrated peer-reviewed research or creative activity
Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated commitment to participation in professional organizations and mentoring students through such organizations
Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities
Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention, and degree completion.
Application Deadline: The position is available August 1, 2021 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 17, 2021.
Required Information: To apply, submit the following items online at:
Letter of interest addressing position qualifications and how you learned of this position
Current Curriculum Vita
Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
Name and contact information of three current references
Recordings (CD’s, video, MP3 files, etc.) will be requested at a later date. Do not send them at this time.
Departmental Information: The department of Music includes 16 full time and 6 part time faculty members that serve approximately 150 undergraduate majors, and is located on the River Campus, the only dedicated campus for the Arts in Missouri. The department offers the Bachelor of Music in Performance degree (B. M.), with options in voice, winds, strings, keyboard, guitar, and percussion; the Bachelor of Music Education degree (B.M.E.), in either vocal or instrumental certification; and the Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.), with a major in music. The musical arts flourish at Southeast. The department supports 12 ensembles including orchestra, band, and choral groups. Several small student ensembles and faculty chamber groups further compliment this creative climate. Student soloists compete and perform regularly across the region, and many faculty members maintain active performing schedules.
University Facts: Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with five colleges, approximately 10,000 students, and a faculty and staff of approximately 1,000. Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in a joint doctoral program with the University of Missouri. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 79,000. Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.
Southeast Missouri State University provides student-centered education and experiential learning with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, embracing a tradition of access, exceptional teaching, and commitment to student success that significantly contributes to the development of the region and beyond. Recognizing its responsibility for excellence in teaching and student learning, the University supports a wide array of on-and off-campus instructional, research, and public service programs that address the intellectual, professional, personal, social, and cultural needs of its constituent groups. As a multi-purpose institution, the University achieves its educational goals through the offering of degree programs and other learning experiences to its varied constituents. Southeast is an “engaged” university supporting a wide array of research and public service programs that enrich and extend the learning environment. Southeast Missouri State University strives to provide students with high-quality, accessible and affordable educational programs responsive to the needs of the region, the nation, and the world.