Assistant Professor - Music, Director of Bands

Code: 004 Posted: 02/23/2014

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Music Department invites applications for a Director of Bands. This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.



  • Doctorate, or ABD (Doctorate must be granted by September 1, 2014), or equivalent experience with a Master of Music degree
  • Evidence of a high level of artistic achievement as a band conductor and a record of successful college experience
  • University teaching experience


  • Three or more years of teaching experience at the K-12 level


RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide artistic and curricular leadership in all aspects of university bands. Direct the UW-Parkside Wind Ensemble and Community Band. Teach selected courses in the Music Education curriculum. Additional teaching may include applied music lessons or other coursework. Maintain an appropriate schedule of professional performance activities, scholarly research, and/or related creative activity in music. Coordinate the efforts of associate lecturers to insure high quality instruction in the wind and percussion areas. Participate in departmental and university service activities. Plan, organize and execute a recruitment strategy that accomplishes a high level of engagement in area schools and successfully attracts prospective students to the UW-Parkside campus.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

It is the policy of UW Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Human Resources Office at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PARKSIDE: The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a comprehensive campus of the University of Wisconsin System with approximately 4800 students, 120 faculty, and 70 instructional academic staff offering 33 undergraduate majors and 3 master's degrees in 22 academic departments. The campus is located between the cities of Kenosha and Racine in southeastern Wisconsin, within the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor.

The university is situated on 700 acres of prairie and woodland approximately two miles west of Lake Michigan. Consisting of 15 buildings, the coherence and unity of the original campus design within its natural landscape has been sustained over four decades of development. Recent additions include a renovated and expanded student center, a 250 bed suite-style residence hall, and a greatly expanded and renovated center for the arts and humanities.

TO APPLY: Applications must be complete to be considered. The application deadline has been extended to January 12, 2014 for full consideration. Position open until filled.

Go to: "Click here to register" link. You must create an account and login before you can apply.
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Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included in your online application the following:

  1. Cover letter outlining your qualifications
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Three letters of recommendation with contact information
  4. Send a web link of the audio/visual requirements below or send on a DVD to Brandi Liantonio (address below)
    *Audio/visual supporting materials are required. See our requirements below:

Video Guidelines The conductor should be recorded from the front so that his/her eyes, face, hands, gestures and posture are all clearly seen. Please no videos filmed from the conductor's back. The subject should be shown rehearsing for part of the video and performing for the remainder. Suggested allocation: 1/2 rehearsal, 1/2 performance. The performance component should be just that, a complete run of a composition or movement. The chosen excerpts should include a variety of musical styles as well as some technically challenging passages.

The video should be accompanied by a word document showing the conductor's name, the repertoire, the date and location of the selected rehearsals and performances and the ensembles conducted. A brief description of the type of ensemble (e.g. student, community, semi-professional, workshop, etc.) should be included. For the rehearsal portion of the recording, please include where the recording was made in the rehearsal sequence. For example, this was the third rehearsal in a sequence of six rehearsals. Lighting should be adequate and the microphone should optimally be placed in front of the ensemble, if possible, in order to get a good sense of the overall sound of the ensemble. Ideally, a separate microphone should be used, rather than the built-in microphone on the video camera. For the rehearsal component of the recording, the microphone should be place near the podium so that the rehearsing conductor's comments and instructions are clearly heard.

Total length of video: 15-20 minutes recommended; 30 minutes maximum. The video should be from recent conducting work (within the past two years).

For questions contact: Brandi Liantonio, Music Department University of Wisconsin-Parkside 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI 53144 email: (262) 595-2139

A criminal background check and degree verification are part of the application process. The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.


Contact Name: Brandi Liantonio, Music Department

Contact Phone: (262) 595-2139

Contact Email:

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