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Music Assistant Director of Athletic Bands REPOST Full Time Temporary Faculty

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Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, TN

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Music, Assistant Director of Athletic Bands REPOST, Full Time Temporary Faculty




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Music, Assistant Director of Athletic Bands REPOST, Full Time Temporary Faculty




Liberal Arts

University Expectations

MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to excellence and innovative teaching. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.

Job Description

The School of Music at Middle Tennessee State University seeks experienced applicants for the Assistant Director of Athletic Bands, full-time, temporary (non-tenurable) faculty position (#131280) at the rank of Lecturer. Start date for this position is August 1, 2018. This is a one-year position.

The successful candidate will work directly with the Director of Bands on all musical and administrative aspects of the MTSU Band program and work with the Director of Athletic Bands for instruction and administration of the MTSU Band of Blue marching band and pep bands for basketball and other sports. Teach undergraduate conducting, conduct the Concert Band, assist with conducting the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. Other teaching responsibilities will be based upon the candidate’s experience, academic background, and skills. The applicant will actively assist in the administration of the band program, working with directors and the coordinator of university bands and in recruiting for the bands and the School of Music. Service to the School of the Music, the University, and the profession.

Housed in the College of Liberal Arts, the MTSU School of Music serves 400 undergraduate and graduate music majors in Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degree programs, and specialized minors. MTSU was the first in Tennessee to become an “All-Steinway” institution and is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Curricular concentrations include composition, conducting, jazz studies, music education, musicology, music industry, music theory, and performance. The Music Industry program is in high demand from prospective students as the fastest growing concentration in the School of Music due, in part, to the many career options it provides. It requires a minor in Recording Industry or Entrepreneurship. The Recording Industry minor is housed in the College of Media and Entertainment and allows access to state-of-the-art recording studios. The Entrepreneurship minor is through the Jones College of Business. Additionally, students can elect a jazz emphasis to the music industry concentration. For more information visit

Required Education

Master of Music or closely related field

Required Related Experience

Four years teaching experience, including experience with athletic bands and school instrumental music at the high school or college level with demonstrable excellence in conducting, teaching, administrative, and organizational experience.

Required License/Registration/Certification

Other Desirable

Successful candidates with a Doctor of Music or closely related field or those with drill writing and/or arranging skills may receive special consideration.

Salary and Benefits

Salary commensurate with education and experience. Additionally, MTSU provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following:

• Health, dental, vision and life insurance as well as several other optional benefit plans

• Retirement savings programs that include your choice of two plans as well as three deferred compensation savings plans

• An Employee Assistance Program

• Educational Assistance Programs

• Sick leave

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Special Instructions to Applicants

In order to successfully apply, applicants are required to include a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and a statement of Teaching Philosophy at the time of online application.

If you need assistance in applying, please contact Faculty Recruitment Specialist at 615-898-5128.

If you have position specific questions, please contact Karla Barnes at 615-898-5986.

Additional Information

If selected for an interview, applicants should then request official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees be sent directly to Ms. Karla Barnes in the College of Liberal Arts prior to the interview. In order to complete an employment agreement, official transcripts from each degree-granting institution must be provided. If transcripts are from a non-U.S. institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts both translated into English and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.

Likewise, you will be required to provide names and contact information for three recommenders (external to MTSU) during your application to the posting. If you are approved for the candidate pool, our online hiring system will automatically generate solicitation for these letters using contact information you provided. The letters should be returned via the unique link provided in the solicitation of the recommendation and must be current and specific to the job posting. Letters or recommendation may not be provided from a general dossier.

Applications received by posted Review Date will receive full consideration. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Pre-Employment Information

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

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Recommendation letters must be submitted via the uniquely assigned link included in the solicitation email and per the instructions included. The solicitation will be automatically generated if/when the recommendations are required. Generic letters stored on a third party site will not be accepted.

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Ms. Karla Barnes

Office of the Dean

College of Liberal Arts

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With an enrollment of more than 22,000 students, Middle Tennessee State University is the No. 1 choice for our state's transfer students, the No. 1 provider of graduates to the Greater Nashville economy and the No. 1 choice of adults (ages 25 and up) seeking a four-year degree. We have been recognized nationally for our Quest for Student Success, our University-wide priority to help our students persist and graduate. Our University is also honored to be the home of the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center, the largest support facility of its kind in Tennessee.​ MTSU houses a wide variety of nationally recognized academic degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. The University is composed of eight undergraduate colleges, offering more than 40 departments and more than 180 degree programs. The College of Graduate Studies offers more than 100 degree programs.

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