Director of Bands and Assistant Professor – Music | UW-Stevens Point Main Campus – University of Wisconsin System – Stevens Point, WI
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Director of Bands and Assistant Professor
TTC Title and Code
Assistant Professor (FA040)
Principal Work Location: UW-Stevens Point Main Campus, Noel Fine Arts Center
Supervisor: Brent Turney, Chair of Department
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Department of Music has a distinguished history of educating musicians and teachers since the 1940’s. The department currently enrolls 300 majors and minors, and employs a distinguished faculty of 24 full and part-time instructors with extensive credentials from many of the nation’s most highly regarded schools of music. The student and faculty performing groups, which are widely recognized for their artistic excellence, serve as laboratories for the development of professional skills and a full schedule of recitals, concerts, clinics, and other special events is offered each year to serve students, the community, and the surrounding region.
UWSP offers the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education, Jazz Studies, Performance, Music Literature, and the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. The Master of Music degree is offered in Music Education with an emphasis in elementary/secondary education, Suzuki talent education, studio pedagogy emphasis, and various concentrations, including Jazz Pedagogy and Conducting. By providing the academic programs of a great university within the atmosphere of a small community, students are afforded an experience of excellence in a personal environment.
The Noel Fine Arts Center is the nucleus of musical activity for undergraduate and graduate music students. Newly constructed in 2005, it provides state-of-the-art multi-media classrooms, large and small ensemble rehearsal halls, teaching studios, over 30 practice rooms, a Yamaha Clavinova piano lab, the 350-seat Michelsen Recital Hall, and the Computer Music Center which houses 18 computer workstations and 12 portable practice stations. In addition to the music department, the Noel Fine Arts Center houses the Department of Theater, Dance, Art and Design, and the Aber Suzuki Center which is home to the American Suzuki Institute.
The UWSP Department of Music is an institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the national association that sets professional standards for institutional music programs throughout the United States.
Through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, UW-Stevens Point stimulates intellectual growth, provides a liberal education, and prepares students for a diverse sustainable world. The university is committed to creating a safe, inclusive learning community for all faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds. Visit www.joinuwsp.org for more information about UW-Stevens Point. To learn about the Stevens Point (aka Point) area fun, jobs, housing, education, quality of life, and bragging rights, visit www.EverythingPointsHere.com.
The Director of Bands at UW–Stevens Point administers the Wind Band program, conducts the roughly 40-piece Wind Ensemble and 55-piece Concert Band, and teaches conducting and secondary instrumental methods. Opportunities to teach graduate courses in conducting, literature, or other areas of interest are also available. Other duties include recruiting and supervising student teachers.
The band program at UW–Stevens Point has a strong tradition of musical excellence. The area is well supported in the department and visible in the state and region. Alumni teach and perform throughout Wisconsin, and are in prominent K-12 schools across the state.
- Doctorate Required, ABD considered
- Minimum of 3 years K-12 teaching experience
- Documented successful teaching and conducting experience at the college level
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. UW-Stevens Point values diversity and inclusion as supported by our mission, “Through the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge, UW-Stevens Point fosters intellectual growth, provides a broad-based education, models community engagement and prepares students for success in a diverse and sustainable world.”
Individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process should contact Human Resources and Affirmative Action at 715-346-2606 or email@example.com.
The safety and success of students, faculty, and staff at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is paramount. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires the distribution of an annual security report to all current and prospective students, faculty, and staff. You may obtain the complete report at http://www.uwsp.edu/dos/Pages/Annual-Security-Report.aspx
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
An offer of employment will require a criminal background check and authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .”
- PTO offering prorated based on start date and hours worked.
How To Apply
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Anticipated Appointment Date
August 1, 2022
Terms of Employment
This is a full-time, tenure-track, academic year based faculty position. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UW Stevens Point provides a competitive benefits package including monthly premiums starting at $32, deductibles starting at $250, auto-enrollment in the Wisconsin Retirement System (pension) with employer contributions, and 17+ days of paid time off (PTO)*. Additional benefits and more information available on our Total Rewards page.
To ensure consideration, completed online applications must be received by end of day, 11:59 pm, on March 22, 2022. However, screening may continue until the needs of the recruitment are met.
Files must be complete to be considered. Submission in PDF format is preferred for all attachments. Please include the following documents:
- Cover letter addressing qualifications and experience
- Curriculum Vitae
- Contact information for three professional references
- Links to recent front-facing rehearsal and performance videos totaling 10-20 minutes
- Teaching philosophy (one page)
(Official Transcripts required of finalist)
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
For additional information regarding the position, please call or email:
Cody Miller, Chair, Search and Screen Committee
Human Resources Contact
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