DIRECTOR OF BANDS Sought by Northern Kentucky University


Assistant Professor, Director of Bands, full-time, tenure-track, appointment to begin August 2023.

Primary responsibilities will be to provide leadership for the NKU band program, which includes conducting the Symphonic Winds and Concert Band, while recruiting and maintaining appropriate instrumentation for a balanced band program. Primary teaching duties will include instrumental conducting and other secondary teaching areas based on the candidate’s strengths that could include methods courses (brass, woodwinds, and/or marching band techniques), applied music, instrumentation and scoring, music theory, etc. Responsibilities also include the development of a scholarly/creative agenda in research, performance, and/or professional creative activities.

Doctoral degree in music required (Ph.D., DMA, etc.). ABD candidates will be considered, but the doctoral degree must be conferred by August 2023. Teaching experience at the college level is required. For additional preferred qualifications, please see the complete electronic posting.

Assistant Professor (full-time, tenure-track); salary is competitive and commensurate with Assistant Professor.

All applications must be submitted electronically through Northern Kentucky University’s job portal via For primary consideration for this position, a complete application must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

Questions regarding the nature of the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Amy Gillingham Culligan at Selected candidates must successfully pass a background check. Applicants who enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University is a 14,000- student nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly two million people. Greater Cincinnati has one of the most vibrant and multifaceted cultural scenes in the Midwest, with The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops, The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Ballet, a large community of working artists, musicians and designers and a variety of theaters. It offers an outstanding quality of life and an affordable cost of living. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, but especially from individuals who contribute to the diversity of our academic community.

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.


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