Assistant or Associate Professor Director of Bands

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Assistant or Associate Professor Director of Bands

  • Institution: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Location: Milwaukee, WI US
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Assistant or Associate Professor Director of Bands

  • University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee | Milwaukee, WI US
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: February 17, 2023
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Job TitleAssistant or Associate Professor Director of Bands

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

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Location Milwaukee, WI US

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Assistant or Associate Professor Director of Bands


University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee


Position Number: 02330627


Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)


The UWM Peck School of the Arts is one of the largest and most comprehensive arts schools in the region. It has over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offers degree programs in Art & Design, Dance, Film, Music, and Theatre. The UWM campus is located on the east side of Milwaukee less than a mile from Lake Michigan. The university community enjoys both the cultural and employment advantages of a large city and the pleasant surroundings of a residential neighborhood.


The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a state-supported top-tiered (R1) research university with 30,000 students. It offers 94 undergraduate majors, 53 master’s degree programs, and 32 doctoral programs. Its commitment to excellence, powerful ideas, community and global engagement, and collaborative partnerships is achieved, in part, through its guiding values:


• Innovation, leadership, and collaboration that fosters learning through education, scholarship and research, and public service.

• Opportunities for open inquiry to support the positive transformation of individuals (students, faculty, and staff), institutions, and communities.

• A caring, compassionate, and collegial community characterized by mutual respect and safety.

• Diversity in all of its definitions, including who we are, how we think, and what we do.

• Ethical behavior, based on integrity, accountability, and responsibility

• Transparent and inclusive decision making.

• Stewardship of resources that promote sustainability, prosperity, and equity for all in the local and global communities.

• Pride in our institution, our unique qualities, and our vital role.


Job Summary


The Department of Music seeks an experienced conductor and teacher, appointed at the level of assistant, associate, or full professor commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will provide leadership in all aspects of the university band program; conduct the UWM Wind Ensemble and other instrumental ensembles as needed; work collaboratively with Wind, Brass, and Percussion faculty; teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to instrumental conducting and literature; oversee UWM pre-college festivals and youth band programs; actively recruit undergraduate and graduate music students; provide service and leadership to area and state public school band programs; maintain an active schedule of research and/or creative activity; and participate in a full range of faculty governance and service activities within the University and Department of Music.


Specific tasks and duties:

1. Conduct the UWM Wind Ensemble and other instrumental ensembles as needed

2. Teach conducting lessons to instrumental conducting master’s students

3. Teach courses assigned from the following areas of need:


• Introduction to Conducting


• Instrumental Conducting


• Graduate Wind Band Literature


• Graduate Score Reading

4. Coordinate annual UWM middle and high school band festivals and pre-college programs including the UWAY Youth Wind Ensemble

5. Work with other band and chamber music directors to oversee all UWM band activities including the administration of a contemporary music ensemble utilizing players from the wind ensemble and symphony orchestra

6. Participate in Music Department faculty meetings, University and Music Department committees, and other areas of service to the department, school, and university


The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned by the Music Department Chair or Dean of the Peck School of the Arts.


Minimum Qualifications


Applicants for this position must have or provide evidence of the following:


• A doctoral degree in music OR equivalent professional experience and a master’s degree in music

• A minimum of two years of successful teaching in a college or university band setting as the primary director of a collegiate instrumental ensemble

• Demonstrated success in recruiting collegiate music students

• A history of working in or working collaboratively with high school band programs

• Evidence of outstanding performance by bands under the candidate’s direction


Preferred Qualifications


Highly qualified applicants for this position will also provide evidence of the following:


• A DMA or PhD in instrumental conducting OR a master’s degree in instrumental conducting with doctoral-equivalent professional conducting experience or a doctorate in a closely related field

• 3+ years of full-time employment as a collegiate band director and music professor

• Experience successfully coordinating an active instrumental program including overseeing festivals and youth ensembles

• Documented record of successful recruitment of undergraduate and graduate music majors and band participants

• Demonstration of a clear, engaging, and efficient teaching and conducting style that leads to accurate, technically sound, and expressive playing

• A distinguished record of guest conducting, presentations, and publications as well as a history of recognized awards or honors in the field of wind band music.

• Active participation and leadership in relevant professional organizations


Application Instructions


A completed application will include the following:


• Letter of application

• Current curriculum vitae

• Three letters of recommendation and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references

• A 10-15 minute video recording of band rehearsal led by the candidate, submitted electronically (Other 1)

• 10-15 minutes of audio or video recordings of band performance conducted by the candidate, submitted electronically (Other 2)

• Teaching philosophy statement (Other 3)


This is a continuous recruitment with an initial review date of 1/17/2023. To ensure consideration, applications must be submitted by 1/16/2023. Applications submitted after 1/16/2023 may not be reviewed.


Application Notes


For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.


Legal Notices

AA/EO Statement


UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.


Reasonable Accommodations


UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.


Confidentiality of Applicant Materials


UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.


CBC and Reference Check Policy


Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.


Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)


For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.


Employment Authorization


In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.


Title and Total Compensation Project


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