Faculty Vacancies

Department of Music Current Position Vacancies

Assistant Professor of Tuba/Euphonium and Assistant Director of Bands

Date of Appointment: August 15, 2022

Rank: Assistant Professor of Music, Tenure-track (nine-month)

Salary and Benefits: Competitive and commensurate with experience.  Excellent medical, retirement, and insurance benefits.

Requirements: Doctorate in Music, but ABDs near the completion of their degree program will be considered. Candidates should show evidence of successful applied teaching on Tuba/Euphonium at the collegiate level and significant performance experience. Candidates should have a successful record of recruiting at the secondary and collegiate levels. Candidates should be actively involved in professional organizations and maintain an active schedule of performance and scholarly activity in relation to Tuba/Euphonium. The candidate will show evidence of successful high school and/or college athletic band teaching experience.

Responsibilities: Instruct the University of South Alabama Tuba/Euphonium studio (undergraduate majors and minors and graduate students), including studio classes, Tuba/Euphonium ensembles, and other aspects of studio and general instruction. Recruit talented students at the undergraduate and graduate levels to help staff all Department of Music ensembles. Work with the Director of Bands and Associate Director of Bands to direct the Jaguar Pep Band and assist with instruction of the Jaguar Marching Band. Direct the University Band (majority non-music majors).

Additional teaching duties may be assigned in areas of the successful candidate’s strengths, such as music theory, literature, education or other areas as appropriate. Contribution to the scholarly advancement of the field through research and/or creative activities is required. Serve on departmental, college, and university committees as assigned.

The Institution: Located in a metropolitan area of nearly 600,000 residents on the scenic Gulf of Mexico, the University of South Alabama is a comprehensive, global university that offers diverse and nationally recognized programs in a variety of fields. With an enrollment of approximately 14,000 students, USA is one of the fastest growing universities in Alabama with an annual overall economic impact of $3 billion. The Department of Music is a unit of the College of Arts and Sciences and has become one of the most respected collegiate music programs in the region. The Department of Music is able to serve many students by continually expanding its programs and offerings.

To Apply:  Please email the following: a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, copies of unofficial transcripts from all universities attended, and the names of three references to Dr. Arie VandeWaa, Search Committee Chairperson, at ajvandewaa@southalabama.edu. Audio and/or video recordings may be requested at a later date.

Applicants invited for a campus interview will arrange to have official graduate and undergraduate transcripts sent directly by the registrars of all colleges and universities attended to the Search Committee Chair:


Dr. Arie VandeWaa

Department of Music

Laidlaw Performing Arts Center

5751 USA Drive S., Room 1103

Mobile, AL 36688-0002


For inquiries, please contact Dr. Arie VandeWaa, Chair of the Assistant Professor of Tuba/Euphonium and Assistant Director of Bands Search Committee, at ajvandewaa@southalabama.edu 


Deadline: Review of applications will begin March 21, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. 


The USA Department of Music, fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, offers Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance, Music Education, and Elective Studies in Business and Outside Fields. Graduate degrees offered include Master of Music degrees in Music Education (Instrumental or Vocal), Collaborative Piano, and Performance. The Laidlaw Performing Arts Center features impressive studios and classrooms, a superb recital hall, and state-of-the-art music technology labs.

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veterans status.


Associate Director of Bands/Associate Director of Athletic Bands

Date of Appointment: August 15, 2022

Rank: Assistant Professor of Music, Tenure track (9 Month)

Salary and Benefits: Competitive and commensurate with experience.  Excellent medical, retirement, and insurance benefits.

Qualifications: Doctorate in music (music education, wind conducting or equivalent) required by August 15, 2022 but ABDs near completion of the degree will be considered.  Candidates should show evidence of successful secondary and/or college teaching in concert and marching band settings.

Responsibilities: Assist the Director of Bands with the teaching and administration of a comprehensive university band program including three concert bands, the 250-member Jaguar Marching Band, and the 90-member Jaguar Pep Band. Conduct the USA Symphony Band (majority music majors) and serve as assistant conductor of the USA Wind Ensemble (95% music majors). Teach Marching Band Techniques in the fall semester. The successful candidate will have experience in halftime show design including music arranging and drill design. Assist with the recruitment and retention of talented undergraduate and graduate music majors, minors, and non-majors for the Department of Music and the university band program.

In addition, teaching duties may be assigned in areas of the successful candidate’s strengths as appropriate. Contribution to the scholarly advancement of the field through research and/or creative activities is expected. Serve on departmental, college, and university committees as assigned. 

The Institution: Located in a metropolitan area of over 600,000 residents on the scenic Gulf of Mexico, the University of South Alabama is a comprehensive, global university that offers diverse and nationally recognized programs in a variety of fields. With an enrollment of over 15,000 students, USA is one of the fastest growing universities in Alabama with an annual overall economic impact of $3 billion. The Department of Music is a unit of the College of Arts and Sciences and has become one of the most respected collegiate music programs in the region. With excellent facilities, the Department of Music is able to serve many students by continually expanding its programs and offerings. 

To Apply: Please send, by email, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts from universities attended, and three letters of recommendation sent from the recommender to Dr. Will Petersen, Chair, Associate Director of Bands Search Committee (wpetersen@southalabama.edu). Applicants invited for a campus interview will arrange to have official graduate and undergraduate transcripts sent directly by the registrars of all colleges and universities attended to the Search Committee Chair.  Please do not send other materials unless requested to do so.

All materials should be sent by electronic format (.pdf) to: 

Dr. William H. Petersen
Chair, Associate Director of Bands Search Committee
University of South Alabama
Laidlaw Performing Arts Center #1131
5751 USA Drive South
Mobile, AL 36688-0002 
wpetersen@southalabama.edu


Deadline: Review of applications will begin February 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. 


The USA Department of Music, fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, offers Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance, Music Education, and Elective Studies in Business and Outside Fields. Graduate degrees offered include Master of Music degrees in Music Education (Instrumental or Vocal), Collaborative Piano, and Performance (Instrumental or Vocal). The Laidlaw Performing Arts Center features impressive studios and classrooms, a superb recital hall, and state-of-the-art music technology labs.

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veterans status.


Assistant Professor of Percussion (Tenure Track)

The University of South Alabama Department of Music invites applications for a full-time (9-month), tenure-track Assistant Professor of Percussion, starting August 15, 2022. Requirements: Doctorate of Music, but candidates who are currently ABD in their degree program will be considered. Candidates should show evidence of successful applied teaching on percussion at the collegiate level as well as significant performance experience at regional levels. Candidates should have a successful record of recruiting at the secondary and collegiate levels. Candidates should have a successful record of instruction of a collegiate drumline. Candidates should be actively involved in percussion-related professional organizations and maintain an active schedule of performance and scholarly activity in relation to percussion.

Responsibilities: Instruct the University of South Alabama percussion studio (undergraduate majors and minors and graduate students), including studio classes, percussion ensembles, and other aspects of studio and general percussion instruction. Recruit talented percussion students at the undergraduate and graduate levels to help staff all Department of Music ensembles. Work with the Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands to administer and instruct the Jaguar Marching Band drumline program.

Additional teaching duties may be assigned in areas of the successful candidate’s strengths, such as music theory, literature, education or other areas, as appropriate. Contribution to the scholarly advancement of the field through research and/or creative activities is required. Serve on departmental, college, and university committees as assigned.

 

The Institution: Located in a metropolitan area of nearly 600,000 residents on the scenic Gulf of Mexico, the University of South Alabama is a comprehensive, global university that offers diverse and nationally recognized programs in a variety of fields. With an enrollment of approximately 14,000 students, USA is one of the fastest growing universities in Alabama with an annual overall economic impact of $3 billion. The Department of Music is a unit of the College of Arts and Sciences and has become one of the most respected collegiate music programs in the region. The Department of Music is able to serve many students by continually expanding its programs and offerings.

 

To Apply:  Please email the following: a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts from all universities attended, and the names of three references to Dr. Andra Bohnet, Search Committee Chairperson, at abohnet@southalabama.edu. Audio and/or video recordings may be requested at a later date.

Applicants invited for a campus interview will arrange to have official graduate and undergraduate transcripts sent directly by the registrars of all colleges and universities attended to the Search Committee Chair:

Dr. Andra Bohnet
Department of Music
Laidlaw Performing Arts Center
5751 USA Drive S., Room 1072
Mobile, AL 36688-0002

For inquiries, please contact Dr. Andra Bohnet, Chair, Assistant Professor of Percussion Search Committee at abohnet@southalabama.edu.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin January 14, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. 

The USA Department of Music, fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, offers Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance, Music Education, and Elective Studies in Business and Outside Fields. Graduate degrees offered include Master of Music degrees in Music Education (Instrumental or Vocal), Collaborative Piano, and Performance. The Laidlaw Performing Arts Center features impressive studios and classrooms, a superb recital hall, and state-of-the-art music technology labs.

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veterans status.