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Assistant Professor of Music in Residence, Director of Bands

Bradley University

Bradley University

Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Purpose: The NASM accredited Department of Music at Bradley University seeks a highly qualified and dynamic individual for the position of Director of Bands. Teaching assignments include conducting the Bradley bands and teaching undergraduate Conducting and Music Education courses. This is a full-time position beginning August 24, 2024.

Responsibilities: Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Teach courses as assigned, which may include conducting Bands and teaching undergraduate Conducting and Music Education courses.
  • Coordinate the Bradley Honor Band during the spring semester.
  • Maintain regular office hours at times reasonably convenient to students.
  • Serve as an advisor and mentor to students.
  • Engage in meaningful scholarship and creative production.
  • Engage in meaningful and useful service that promotes department, college and university strategic goals and priorities, commensurate to rank.
  • Develop and maintain strong links with music alumni and professional organizations.


  • An appropriate terminal degree is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Residence
  • Outstanding conducting skills
  • Teaching experience in a collegiate environment, both as a conductor and classroom teacher
  • Superior musical and interpersonal skills

Qualified candidates should submit all application materials in digital PDF format, including:

  • Letter of application addressing qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Evidence of successful conducting at the collegiate level, including videos
  • Evidence of successful teaching. Such evidence must include course syllabi, teaching philosophy, and links to videos of teaching
  • Complete contact information, including email address, from three professional references

Electronic submission is required. Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

Employment at Bradley University is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check

Bradley University is a top-ranked, prestigious, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students the opportunities, choices and resources of a larger university and the personal attention and exceptional learning experience of a smaller university. Bradley offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs in business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology. The university is located on an 85-acre campus in Peoria, the largest metropolitan area in Central Illinois. Visit www.bradley.edu for additional information about the University.

The Department of Music is one of five departments in the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts. The department consists of 10 full-time faculty and staff, 20 part-time and 100 music majors and minors. Degrees offered by the Department of Music include the Bachelor of Science/Arts in Music, Bachelor of Science/Arts in Music Business, Bachelor of Science /Arts in Music Entertainment Industry, Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Bachelor of Music in Performance, Bachelor of Music in Composition, and Bachelor of Arts/Science in Music for Video Games.

For additional information about the Slane College of Communication and Fine Arts and the Department of Music visit: www.bradley.edu/academic/colleges/cfa/ and www.bradley.edu/academic/departments/music/

Bradley University is in Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty, and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.