Director of Athletic Bands at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington

Posted in Other 14 days ago.





Job Description:


Title:

158-NN - Teaching Assistant Professor - Career



Business Title:

Director of Athletic Bands



Additional Titles:




Location:

WSU PULLMAN CAMPUS



Employee Type:

Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)



Job Family:

Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible



Position Details:



Position Summary:


Washington State University seeks a dynamic colleague for the position of the Director of Athletic Bands/Associate Director of Bands in the School of Music, including the Cougar Marching Band and WSU's other Athletic Bands. Applicants are invited for an Assistant Professor of Music, Career-track faculty position in Pullman, WA with a specialty in conducting and athletic bands. This position is a fixed-term, 9-month position with one additional month of summer salary for additional responsibilities and duties. This is a three-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will begin appointment on July 16, 2023.




Summary of Duties:


In their role as Director of Athletic Bands, the successful candidate will be responsible for teaching and administrating all Washington State University Athletic Bands, including the Cougar Marching Band and the volleyball and basketball pep bands, and maintaining close collaboration with University Athletics. As the Associate Director of Bands, the successful candidate will collaborate with the Director of Bands and the School of Music to develop a comprehensive Band area with additional teaching areas including conducting Symphonic Band
and additional courses based on the candidate's strengths. The successful candidate will also be expected to recruit undergraduate and graduate students, and cultivate positive relations with faculty, university administration, and band alumni as service to a teamwork environment.





Required Qualifications:




  • Completed Master's degree in music, music education, or conducting by time of appointment.




  • Proven or potential for successful teaching and instruction.




  • Documented record of, or potential for, recruiting, teaching, and performance excellence in the field of marching band concert bands; marching band design, charting, or arranging experience.




  • Demonstrated commitment to campus diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.







Preferred Qualifications:




  • Doctorate in music.




  • Teaching experience at the university and/or secondary level.






Salary/Benefits:


Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications, and accompanied by excellent fringe benefits. Please see http://hrs.wsu.edu/employees/benefits/




To Apply:


Visit wsu.edu/jobs and select your appropriate employment status.



Please upload the following documents:




  • A Cover Letter addressing qualifications for this position




  • Curriculum Vitae




  • Teaching Statement




  • Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement Marching/concert/conducting recordings may be requested at a later time.




  • Names, addresses, and contact information of at least three references who can address your history of and potential for excellence in teaching and service (letters will be requested at a later time)





Inquiries should be directed to: Dr. Danh Pham, Search Committee Chair; Danh.pham@wsu.edu




Screening begin date:


Formal screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.




About Washington State University:


Washington State University, a land grant, multiple-campus Research 1 institution. This position will serve on the Pullman campus, which has an enrollment of around 20,000 students and is located in Southeastern Washington on the homelands of the Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe and Palus people. Located 80 miles south of metropolitan Spokane, Pullman is also a quick drive away from the scenic Idaho panhandle and Moscow Mountain. The rolling hills of the Palouse offer a wide range of activities and a true four-season climate. The area provides ample opportunity to enjoy the cultural and academic hub of both Washington State University and the University of Idaho, in the neighboring town of Moscow, Idaho. For more information about the region, please see https://pullmanchamber.com




About the College of Arts and Sciences:


Encompassing more than 30 departments, schools, and research institutes on five campuses statewide, the College of Arts & Sciences is the heart of WSU. Together our 730+ faculty and staff deliver more than 50% of WSU's total undergraduate and graduate instruction, including the vast majority of WSU's core curriculum. We also drive annual research expenditures of more than $26 million, with wide interdisciplinary strengths in public and community health, environmental change, equity and social justice, and data and technology at the boundaries. As Arts & Sciences begins its 10th anniversary as a unified college, we seek to lead a reimagining of WSU's land-grant mission for the 21st century, expanding the boundaries of creativity and discovery while simultaneously recognizing more completely our obligations to Native and Indigenous peoples. For more about the College of Arts & Sciences at WSU, please see https://cas.wsu.edu




About the School of Music:


Established in 1901, the WSU School of Music has long been recognized for excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. Students study with an internationally recognized faculty and have access to state-of-the-art facilities. The School of Music offers a master of arts in music, bachelor of music degrees in music education, performance, composition, and performance with an emphasis in jazz, a bachelor of arts in music, a music minor, music technology minor, and jazz minor.



WSU ensembles have performed around the world and are regularly invited to perform at prestigious concert venues and conferences across the country. The School of Music is dedicated to educating the next generation of performers, educators and composers. Graduates of the School of Music are teaching, performing, touring and recording worldwide. The School of Music is proud of its near 100% placement rate for recent undergraduate music education students. Many graduates hold teaching positions in universities and schools around the country.




About the WSU Athletic Bands:


Founded in 1899, the Cougar Marching Band consists of over 200 students from almost 70 majors across campus with a wide range of musical and marching backgrounds. As one of the largest student organizations at WSU, the Cougar Marching Band serves as an ambassador for WSU students, alumni, and fans wherever they perform. WSU Athletic Bands includes three separate pep bands for volleyball, men's basketball, and women's basketball games.



WSU acknowledges that its locations statewide are on the homelands of Native American peoples, who have lived in this region and have been caretakers of the land from time immemorial. The Morrill Act of 1862 established our land-grant institution by providing public and federal lands that are traced back to the disposition of Indigenous lands, often taken by coercive and violent acts, and the disregard of treaties. For that, we extend our deepest apologies. We owe our deepest gratitude to the Native peoples of this region and maintain our commitment towards reconciliation. And as a land-grant institution, WSU is deeply committed to the landgrant mission, its Memorandums of Understanding with Native tribes in the region, and a tradition of service to society. To read the full WSU land acknowledgement, please see https://wsu.edu/about/wsu-land-acknowledgement/




Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Educator and Employer. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.




WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs. WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.




WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800- 833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu




Additional Information:



COVID-19 Vaccine Information:


In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.3, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at hrs@wsu.edu or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.





Area/College: College of Arts and Sciences

Department Name: School of Music

City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99163

Department Link:
music.wsu.edu/


Monthly Salary: Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications, and accompanied by excellent fringe benefits. Please see http://hrs.wsu.edu/employees/benefits/

FTE: 100%



Position Term: This position is a fixed-term, 9-month position with one additional month of summer salary for additional responsibilities and duties. This is a three-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will begin appointment on July 16, 2023.

Screening Begin Date: This position will remain open until filled with a priority deadline of November 21, 2022.

Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.



Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.



Required Documents:




  • A Cover Letter addressing qualifications for this position




  • Curriculum Vitae




  • Teaching Statement




  • Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement




  • Marching/concert/conducting recordings may be requested at a later time




  • Names, addresses, and contact information of at least three references who can address your history of and potential for excellence in teaching and service. (Letters will be requested at a later time)






Time Type:

Full time



Position Term:

9 Month - Summer


WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.



WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.



WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.


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