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[SA-MU] - Music Department: Director Of Bands/Instrumental Music Education (#52382)

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Instructional Faculty


Job Description

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, emergency one-year appointment as an Assistant Professor (academic year 2018-2019) in the Department of Music. The person in this position will conduct, recruit for, and administer all aspects of the concert and athletic band programs. Additional responsibilities may include: teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in instrumental music education and conducting; assisting with supervision of student teachers; and teaching applied lessons appropriate to area of expertise. The successful applicant will be an active participant in academic governance at both the departmental and university levels, and perform departmental and university service. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Completed Masters Degree in Music from an accredited institution by date of appointment 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Doctorate or ABD in Music from an accredited Institution
  • Proven success in public school teaching (two-three years minimum)
  • College teaching experience
  • Demonstrated musical, financial, and administrative success with college and/or high school concert and athletic bands 

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.  CCSU serves approximately 12,200 students - 9,500 undergraduates, and 2,700 graduates.  CCSU is richly diverse: more than 30 percent of students are from communities of color.  Visit our web site at 

The Community: CCSU is located in New Britain, a city with a population of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital of culture-rich Hartford.  CCSU is currently in a large-scale community engagement initiative, designed to more effectively embrace our communities as the “steward of central Connecticut.”  Pursuing a range of partnership arrangements with area businesses, schools, agencies, and more, this initiative will create significant new opportunities for student internships, faculty research, as well as an expanding array of cultural collaborations with the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, city theatres, the world-renowned New Britain Museum of American Art, and other area attractions. 

SPECIAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Please submit the following via email to

  1. Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position
  2. Current curriculum vita
  3. Three letters of professional recommendation including contact information
  4. Links to videos of your conducting and teaching should include as many of the following as possible:
o    A recent band/wind ensemble rehearsal
o    A recent band/wind ensemble concert
o    Classroom teaching (preferably a music education, conducting or methods class)
o    A recent marching band performance under your direction

Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., SSN, DOB, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted.  Please do NOT submit applications through the CCSU web site. 

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