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Assistant/Associate Professor of Music (Tenure-Track)

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Department: Music
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Faculty
Categories: Teaching
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title:

Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track)

Job Summary:

Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track) to serve as the Director of Bands.  Responsibilities include conducting the Miami University Wind Ensemble, a flagship ensemble within the Department of Music; teaching undergraduate conducting (first and second semester courses), Lab Band, and student teacher supervision. Additional course teaching assignments are dependent upon the qualifications of the candidate and departmental needs. The candidate is expected to maintain a regional and national profile via performances with the Wind Ensemble and through guest conducting, adjudication, and other creative and scholarly activities; work closely with the Director of Athletic Bands to implement appropriate activities and goals for the total university band program; work with the applied faculty and Department Chair to recruit music majors; other duties as assigned; service and committee work is expected.

The Department of Music at Miami University is housed within the College of Creative Arts, a division that also comprises the departments of Architecture + Interior Design, Art, Emerging Technology in Business and Design (ETBD), and Theatre. The department has a long history of preparing professional music educators, scholars, composers, and performers. We foster a comprehensive music curriculum served by a group of dedicated and passionate artist-teachers. Miami University is committed to cultural diversity and the ability to work with diverse individuals and groups.

Minimum Qualifications:

Assistant Professor: Doctoral degree in music by date of appointment; undergraduate or graduate degree in music education, with a minimum three years of public school teaching in instrumental music.

Associate Professor: Doctoral degree in music by date of appointment; undergraduate or graduate degree in music education; candidates must have a minimum of four years of full-time university-level teaching experience.

Desired Qualifications:

Consideration may be given to candidates with experience conducting and teaching at the university level.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy not to exceed two pages, that addresses the role of the band program in a comprehensive public university with a liberal arts focus. At a later date, the committee may request supplemental materials including video recordings of rehearsals/concerts. Inquiries may be directed to Jeremy Long, Chair of the Search Committee, at

Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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Date to Begin Screening Applicants: Screening of applications will begin January 19, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.


A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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