Faculty Vacancies

Vacancy - Director of Bands

(Recruitment Number 390917)

Washburn University’s Department of Music invites applications for the position of Director of Bands. The position will begin August 1, 2018. This position is a ten-month, tenure track appointment as Assistant Professor. A completed doctorate is necessary for tenure-track appointment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in music; ABD applicants will be considered.
  • Wind ensemble conducting and athletic band experience.
  • Classroom teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Public School teaching experience (minimum, 2 years).
  • Experience in writing drill design for marching band.
  • University teaching experience.
  • Experience recruiting students at the university level.


  • Serve as Director of and Coordinator for the Washburn University Wind Ensemble, the University Band, WU Pep Band, and the WU Marching Blues.
  • Teach music courses assigned to fit the successful applicant’s qualifications, including courses in conducting.
  • Establish a successful record of creative/scholarship activity.
  • Maintain an active level of professional activity in high school recruitment.
  • Expected to contribute to the life of the department and university through service activities.
  • Administer Topeka Youth Wind Ensemble program.

Application Procedures:

Application review will begin on January 15, 2018 and will continue until the positon is filled. Send application letter, vita, a link to an on-line video demonstrating rehearsal and performance footage, copies of transcripts and name/addresses/phone numbers of 3 references to: music@washburn.edu (use  “Band Director Search” in the subject line).  Only electronic applications will be accepted. Questions can be directed to Dr. Rebecca Meador at Rebecca.meador@washburn.edu The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire. Washburn University is an EOE. To enrich education through diversity, candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. www.washburn.edu