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Instructional Faculty

[C18-009] - Music Department: Director Of Bands Instrumental Music Education

Position Information

Instructional Faculty


Contact Person:
Dr. Carl Knox
Phone: 860-832-2907

Job Description

Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Music. The successful candidate will conduct, administer, and recruit for Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Marching and Basketball Bands; teach undergraduate and graduate courses in instrumental music education, instrumental conducting, and assist with supervision of student teachers. Additional duties as assigned by the chair may include teaching instrumental methods courses for music majors, applied music, and coordinating the graduate music program. The person in this position will act as a liaison between the Band Program and the Athletic Department requiring flexible hours as appropriate for the position. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.

The successful applicant will be an active participant in the Department of Music, carry out a scholarly agenda with publications and presentations and participate in academic governance at both departmental and university levels. Activities considered for tenure and promotion include the following: evidence of quality teaching and successful recruiting endeavors; demonstrated research and creative activity through regional and national performances, presentations, recordings and/or publications; and department and university service as appropriate.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Music completed by date of appointment
  • Proven success in public school teaching (minimum of three years)
  • Commitment to serving culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse communities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Successful college teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Demonstrated success in all facets of a university band program, including the recruitment and retention of quality students, establishing and maintaining positive relationships with public school band directors, and university/community constituents
  • Demonstrated musical, financial, and administrative success with college and/or high school concert and athletic bands
  • Experience in Marching Band drill design and musical arrangements
  • Experience working with and observing student teachers
  • Experience working with diverse populations.

The University: CCSU is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system. Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose. Our motto welcomes everyone to “See Yourself @ CCSU”. CCSU serves approximately 12,200 students - 9,500 undergraduates, and 2,700 graduates with a richly diverse population: more than 30 percent of students are of traditional minority heritage. Visit our web site at

The Community: CCSU is located in New Britain, a city of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital in Hartford. New Britain is home to the nationally recognized New Britain Museum of American Art and offers a range of cultural opportunities, including the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, two theatres, and an extensive park system. The University is approximately two hours (by car) from both Boston and New York City.

Application and Appointment: For full consideration applications should be received by December 11, 2017. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. To begin the application process, click on the Apply Now button and electronically submit the following in a single file:

  • Letter of interest addressing all the qualifications for the position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Names of three current professional references with mail and email addresses and telephone numbers
  • For ABD candidates, letter from thesis advisor stating anticipated date of completion.

Semi-finalist candidates will be contacted for video recordings of rehearsal conducting, performances, and class instruction.

Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., SSN, DOB, marital status) from any documents submitted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Emailed or mailed copies will not be accepted.

For more information contact Dr. Carl Knox at 860-832-2907 or

Central Connecticut State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.