Department of Music

Music-Assistant Director of Athletic Bands Search Announcement

Music-Assistant Director of Athletic Bands Job Description

  • Type of Position: Instructional faculty, one-year appointment (continued contingent upon funding)
  • Rank: Instructor
  • Appointment Type: Academic Year
  • Special Notes: Applications are only accepted through the on-line system. Please do not send recordings or other supplemental materials until requested.

The Virginia Tech Department of Music seeks an experienced instrumental conductor for a full-time, one-year position at the rank of Instructor. The primary responsibilities will be to assist in the creative and administrative tasks associated with the all-university marching band, The Marching Virginians, conduct the men's basketball pep band, and conduct the Campus Band. The person filling this position will be a visible student recruiter for the Department of Music and support the bands and other instrumental ensembles. An advanced degree in music together with demonstrated success in instrumental conducting and teaching at the college level is required. Demonstrated record of success with a Division I marching band is preferred. Other duties may be assigned depending on the candidate's qualifications and departmental needs.

To apply, use the the posting number 090227 with on-line application process at Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech is deeply committed to recruiting, selecting, promoting, and retaining women, persons of color, and person with disabilities. We strongly value diversity in the college community and seek to assure equality in education and employment. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Glenda Dalton, Department of Music,, (540) 231-5704, TTY: 1-800-828-1120. Please do not send recordings or other supplemental materials until requested.

The Virginia Tech Department of Music provides high-quality training to a select number of music majors, as well as ensembles and courses for a large number of non-music majors. Instruction takes place in a handsome facility that contains well-designed practice rooms and music teaching studios, a beautiful, acoustically engineered Recital Salon, laboratories for music study, recording, and digital music, and a new digital recording studio. The curriculum offers an excellent arts education with a low student/professor ratio, combined with a library, computer facilities, and cultural interaction that a major comprehensive university can provide.