Northwestern College invites applications for a one-year term appointment (with possible conversion to tenure-track) Director of Bands and Instrumental Music Education in the Department of Music to begin fall 2017.
This faculty member will direct and provide leadership for the Northwestern College band program including conducting the Symphonic Band and Jazz Band, teaching courses in instrumental music education, teaching applied lessons in an area of expertise, teaching advanced conducting, and supervising student teachers. This faculty member will also lead the Symphonic Band on its annual concert tour, which includes regional, national, and international destinations.
Northwestern College is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. We seek faculty invested in teaching, a program of scholarly activity, and the mission of excellence in the liberal arts, as a vital expression of commitment to Christ’s redemptive work in the world. Accordingly, Northwestern College seeks to more fully reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration and students. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are enthusiastically encouraged to apply.
Candidates must have completed a master’s degree in conducting or music education (doctorate preferred), show evidence of excellence in teaching, and have experience in secondary school teaching as a band director. The ideal candidate will be a skilled conductor with ability to lead an excellent college-level band program and will also have the skills necessary to lead the training of future instrumental music educators. Candidates must have an applied teaching/performing area on a brass or woodwind instrument or percussion (preference given to trumpet, horn, or percussion). The successful candidate will have an authentic Christian faith and support the college’s mission and identity as expressed in our Vision for Learning, Vision for Diversity and Christian identity statement.
Northwestern College is a Christian academic community engaging students in courageous and faithful learning and living that empowers them to follow Christ and pursue God’s redeeming work in the world.
Christian academic community:
We care about serving and loving God and each other. Students are accepted here and equipped to become a better people in God’s image. Education doesn...’t stop after class is dismissed; it’s a 24/7 experience as students learn, live and worship with friends and mentors.
Courageous and faithful learning and living:
We don’t shy away from tough issues or questions “off limits” to some Christians, so students might be challenged by new ideas. Through that, their beliefs will become clearer to them—and more important. This is a safe place to explore, and students can trust that their professors are seeking God’s truth.
Pursuing God’s redeeming work:
At Northwestern, students learn about God’s world and their call to help redeem it. We’ll prepare them for a successful career, but we’ll also get them ready for an even more important job: leading a faithful life. That will require intelligence, compassion, and an education—like Northwestern’s—that teaches both mind and heart.
Northwestern College is a Christian college in the Reformed tradition, founded in 1882 by the Reformed Church in America. We are committed to providing a Christian liberal arts education in an undergraduate, intercultural and residential environment. We offer bachelor’s degrees in a variety of traditional and professional programs.