Visiting Director of Bands Sought by NKU SOTA


Working Title Visiting Director of Bands – Non Tenure-track Temporary
Department School of the Arts
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence Northern Kentucky University (NKU) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.
Purpose of Position The School of the Arts at Northern Kentucky University offers a wide array of degree programs in the visual and performing arts. The Music Program within the School of the Arts offers a BME in Music Education (Choral/Vocal and Instrumental), BM in Performance (Instrumental, Jazz Studies, Piano Pedagogy, and Voice) a BM in Composition (Traditional and Commercial Music/Audio Production, BA in Music (Liberal Studies), Music Minor, and Audio Production Minor. The Music Program is a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. See the Music website at for additional information.
Primary Responsibilities Primary responsibilities are to provide leadership of the NKU band program, to recruit and maintain appropriate instrumentation for a balanced band program, and to conduct the Symphonic Winds and Concert Band. Additional duties will be assigned based on the candidate’s strengths and the needs of the program. Secondary teaching areas may include conducting, methods courses (brass, woodwinds, and/or marching band techniques), instrumentation and scoring, and music theory.

Primary Responsibilities
May include:

  • Director of Symphonic Winds and or University Concert Band
  • Marching Band Techniques
  • Applied Methods & Materials

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Required Qualifications

Master’s degree required, additional education (Ph.D. or DMA), and experience preferred. Candidates with a strong background/interest in music education, along with successful teaching experience (college and/or K-12), are highly desirable. Preference is given to candidates who have experience cultivating positive and collaborative relationships (with area band directors, faculty, and students) and the ability to work with students of diverse backgrounds, abilities, and goals.

Application Materials

Send cover letter, CV, and contact information for three (3) references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until filled. Selected candidates must successfully pass a background check. Applicants who enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Finalist candidates should expect to provide video links to rehearsals and/or example conducting.
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Please contact Ron Shaw, Associate Director School of the Arts with any questions.

Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Minimum Education Master’s Degree
Preferred Education Doctorate
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