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Assistant Professor / Director of Bands and Secondary Instrumental Music Education
Department of Music
College of Fine Arts and Communication

The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications for a 10-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Music beginning August 2015. This position serves as the Director of Bands and Secondary Instrumental Music Education specialist.

Doctorate in music (Ph.D., DMA or Ed.D.; ABD applicants considered, but appointment will be at the instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2016). Three years successful teaching experience in secondary instrumental music; expertise in conducting and the ability to work effectively with pre-college students as well as music majors; understanding and application of technology and current trends utilized in music instruction; ability to work and teach in team situations. Interdisciplinary experience or interest is a plus.

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in secondary instrumental music education, as follows: a) methods of teaching instrumental music in secondary education; b) marching band techniques; c) symphonic band; d) instrumental conducting; e) conducting lab band; f) private applied conducting; g) seminar in instrumental music. Observe, mentor and supervise students in field experiences and internships. Conduct the university’s symphonic band. Work collaboratively with the Associate Director of Bands. Demonstrate and maintain a thorough knowledge of band repertoire; innovate and grow a successful band program. Work collaboratively with the music education division and Department of Music. Develop and maintain a regional and national profile within the profession, and actively pursue a scholarly/creative agenda. Develop and sustain strong relationships with the local, regional and national instrumental community (including regional teachers, school systems, and professional organizations) through school visits, workshop presentations, and guest conducting for recruitment purposes. Actively engage in the shared governance of the university, college and department.

Department of Music:
The Department of Music ( enrolls approximately 325 students served by 30 full-time and over 50 part-time faculty. Our comprehensive music program offers the BM in performance and composition, the BS in music (liberal arts degree); the BS in music education; MM in performance; and MS in music education. A post-baccalaureate certificate in Kodaly, Orff and Dalcroze is also offered. All programs are NASM accredited. Approximately one-half of our undergraduate students are music education majors.

Towson University:
Towson University ( was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 18,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:
Review of applications will begin October 17, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. A completed digital dossier will include: a) letter of application, including a narrative addressing the applicant’s qualifications and ability to fulfill the expectations of the position; b) applicant’s teaching philosophy (one page); c) current curriculum vitae; d) three (3) confidential letters of recommendation written within the past two years (sent via email in PDF format by the recommender or by dossier service; e) most recent university transcript (official transcript needed if interviewed); f) online video documentation, which includes one 10-15 minute rehearsal segment and one performance of a recent work or works the applicant has conducted. Please post video files online (YouTube, Vimeo, personal web site, etc.) and include web links with your submission.

Submit digital dossier materials to:

Address questions to:
Dr. Alicia Mueller, Director of Bands/Music Education Search Committee Chair
Department of Music
Towson University
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Phone: 410-704-4264
Fax: 410-704-2841

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Please be sure to visit to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: COFAC-N-2806

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.







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