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Assistant or Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands
Location: Abilene, Texas
Type: Full Time
Faculty Careers - Fine and Performing Arts
Faculty Careers - Other
The School of Music in the Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts at Hardin-Simmons University (Abilene, Texas) is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands.
A completed master’s degree and at least 18 completed graduate hours in Music or a closely related field is required. A doctoral degree in the field of Music is preferred although not required for this position. High School and University teaching experience is also preferred, with experience in leading student travel.
The primary responsibilities of the position include directing HSU’s Concert Band and "The World Famous” Cowboy Band, in addition to recruiting for the School of Music. Additional duties will be assigned based on the strengths of the selected candidate and will include teaching academic courses in the School of Music, with the possibility of teaching applied instrumental lessons of the candidate's primary instrument. Specific duties and course load will be determined after a candidate is selected
Initial review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is August 2023. Candidates for this position should submit application materials via HSU’s Cornerstone Applicant Management System:
Hardin-Simmons University, a church-related institution affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas:
Fosters the intellectual development of students by providing an academically challenging undergraduate education based upon a liberal arts foundation, and advances scholarly growth by offering specialized graduate and professional degree programs.
Academic excellence continues as a priority at Hardin-Simmons University as it has for more than a century. The core curriculum involves students in a broad range of inquiry relating general studies with requirements of the chosen major. Graduate programs broaden the scope of learning in scientific and professional disciplines and encourage students to regard learning as a lifelong process. Small classes taught by experienced scholars give the opportunity for interactive learning. The institution’s commitment to excellence is best illustrated through the lives of graduates who traditionally have excelled in a wide variety of fields.
Affirms the relevance and importance of the Christian faith for life in the contemporary world by maintaining a clear identification with the loyalty to the Christian faith and func...tioning within the context of history Baptist values and principles.
Founded in 1891 by a determined group of ministers, ranchers and merchants, Hardin-Simmons University established dual goals of developing the mind and nurturing the spiritual life of its students. That commitment to encourage growth in faith and knowledge has remained central. Believing academic excellence and Christian faith to be complementary, the University emphasizes the need for interaction between faith and reason.
Encourages individuals to lead lives of service through active involvement in intellectual, cultural and religious life, both on the campus and in the larger communities of Abilene and the world.
Although Western in tradition, the University takes pride in the cosmopolitan nature of its students, faculty and staff, and encourages the development of an international perspective. Through its leadership in providing intellectual, spiritual, cultural and social opportunities, the University serves as catalyst for the advancement and enrichment of its students and the community.