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Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands

Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands
Department of Music
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a twelve-month, non-tenure track appointment as Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands at the rank of Lecturer, to begin by August 15, 2014. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The primary responsibility of the Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands at UNC Charlotte is to direct all Athletic Bands, conduct the Symphonic Band, and teach Marching Band Techniques. The Athletic Band program is currently comprised of a basketball Pep Band, but is growing to include a new Marching Band that will take the field in Fall 2015. In collaboration with the Director of Bands, the new Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands will be responsible for planning, implementing, and directing the new Marching Band. Additional duties may be assigned commensurate with the candidate’s expertise and the department’s curricular, service, and community outreach needs. The Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands will also work with the Director of Bands to develop the comprehensive band area in the Department of Music and serve as a liaison with the athletics department, cultivating positive relationships with faculty, athletics staff, university administration, and high school band directors.

Candidates must hold an appropriate Master’s degree (doctorate preferred) and provide evidence of excellent recruiting, teaching, and conducting at the high school and/or college level. Additionally, candidates must show a documented record of excellence in directing a marching band at the high school or college level (preference will be given to candidates who have both), as well as a documented record of excellence in marching band drill design. The department strives to develop a deep understanding of and respect for diversity among students and colleagues, and especially encourages applications from professionals who can help us achieve that goal.

UNC Charlotte, the fourth largest of the 16 institutions within the University of North Carolina system and the largest university in a dynamic metropolitan area of 2.7 million people, offers broad educational opportunities to over 26,000 students. Its athletics department is home to the NCAA Division I Charlotte 49ers, playing basketball and other sports in Conference USA. The 49ers football team started playing in 2013 as a Football Championship Subdivision independent, but will join the Football Bowl Subdivision as member of Conference USA in 2015.

All applications must be completed online at (Position #2279). Applicants should attach the following materials: a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for five references (postal and email addresses, as well as telephone numbers). In the letter of interest, candidates must include the URL to an online video (YouTube, etc.) that demonstrates original drill-writing for marching band. If an online video is not available, videos in another format (DVD, thumb drive, etc.) may be mailed. Additionally, applicants should have three current letters of recommendation, referenced specifically to this position, sent to:

Dr. Shawn Smith
Chair, ADB/DAB Search Committee
Department of Music
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28223

The review of applications will begin on December 1, 2013, and will remain open until suitable candidates are identified. Please do not send academic transcripts or other materials at this time. The Search Committee will request such materials at a later date.

Any questions or individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process should be referred to: Denise Shropshire, Office Manager, at:

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an AA/EOE and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. We celebrate diversity that includes, but is not limited to ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. UNC Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. All finalists are subject to criminal background checks.