Associate Director of Bands, Director of Athletic Bands, Instructor I

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Associate Director of Bands, Director of Athletic Bands, Instructor I, 12-month non-tenure-earning position #15266 which contributes to the teaching and service missions of the University of South Florida. Anticipated start date is July 2018.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Qualifications

DMA/Ph.D. in an appropriate field. ABD considered with extensive marching band experience on the secondary level.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate has a record of excellence as a marching band director at the university level and is current with contemporary trends in marching band. The ideal candidate also has secondary school teaching experience and is a creative drill designer. This person will develop an active profile at the local, state/regional, and national levels. The ideal candidate will have a consistent record of excellence as a band director, ensemble program manager, and student recruiter; and will have experience directing advanced wind bands. The candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and work collegially with faculty, staff, and administrators throughout the university.

Duties The Associate Director of Bands (ADOB) will be responsible for supporting the strategic vision for the University Bands and will assist the Director of Bands in the operation of the entire band program. Specific duties will include administering directing, rehearsing, and leading the athletic band program affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). This includes the 350+ member Herd of Thunder (HOT) Marching Band, and the Rumble Pep Band. This person will likely conduct the Symphonic Band, and teach courses in Conducting and Music Education based upon qualifications and school needs. The ADOB will be expected to actively reach out to area high school band directors and be a visible presence in the high school band community.

Application Instructions

Interested and qualified candidates must search for Job Opening ID# 15266 and complete the University's online application at IMPORTANT! A LETTER OF INTEREST, CURRICULUM VITA, AND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR 3 REFERENCES MUST BE UPLOADED IN ONE ATTACHMENT.

Additional materials, including a 15-20 minute recording of a concert band rehearsal and a recording of a recent marching band performance, may be requested at a later date. Recording should be submitted via a link to an unlisted You-tube video. Questions should be addressed to:

Dr. Matthew McCutchen, Chair
Associate Director of Bands Search


To ensure full consideration please apply by January 12, 2018; however, applications will be received until the position is filled.


The School of Music, a full member of NASM, is a prominent constituent in the College of The Arts. Current initiatives of the School include an expansion of national and international reputation, research/creative productivity, and of graduate studies. The School offers the B.M., B.A., B.S., M.M., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees and has 32 full-time faculty, 24 visiting and adjunct faculty, over 260 undergraduate majors and 110 graduate students. A performance program of over 350 events uses both on and off campus facilities. The School's website is located at The School of Music community represents a broad array of culture and ethnicity, and it is committed to embracing diversity in its curriculum and in its faculty, staff and student population. The School of Music recently moved into its new 115,000 square foot, state of the art, music building, and is designated as an All-Steinway School.


The College of The Arts offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs and enrolls over 1400 majors. Within the college there are four academic schools: the School of Architecture & Community Design; the School of Art & Art History; School of Music, and the School of Theatre & Dance along with the Institute for Research in Art comprised of the Contemporary Art Museum and Graphicstudio.


The University of South Florida System is a high-impact, global research system dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. The institutions are separately accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. All institutions have distinct missions and their own detailed strategic plans. Serving over 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.


The Tampa Bay Area has a culturally diverse population of 2.5 million. Its historic Ybor City, the former cigar capital of the world, is a thriving center for jazz, blues and alternative music, experimental theatre, poetry and art. The University has convenient access to four major performing arts centers, including the Straz Performing Arts Center, the largest in the Southeast. The Tampa Bay Area is home to the Florida Orchestra and benefits from several local professional theater and dance companies. Rounding out its diverse cultural atmosphere are several museums including the Dali Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Tampa Bay History Center and numerous galleries. Residents enjoy a year-round comfortable climate, professional sports teams, close proximity to several Gulf Coast beaches, and a wealth of leisure-time activities.

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