Assistant/Associate Professor/Director of Wind Band Studies

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Arts and Architecture
School of Music


The Pennsylvania State University School of Music seeks a dynamic and collaborative conductor/educator to serve as the Director of Wind Band Studies effective August 2020. This is a tenure-track position, 36-week academic appointment, at the rank of assistant or associate professor. Full University benefits apply. Teaching responsibilities include directing the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, supervising and/or conducting additional concert bands, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in conducting and wind band literature, and contributing to the instrumental music education program. The successful candidate will have experience directing and administering a wind band program with a minimum of three years of university teaching experience beyond the role of graduate teaching assistant. A terminal degree in music or music education is required. A minimum of one degree in music education plus public high school teaching experience is preferred. In addition, the successful candidate must show creative and scholarly achievement as evidenced by a record of highly artistic performances and noteworthy publications. The candidate must exhibit excellent conducting, communication, organizational, and management skills; have a commitment to artistry; demonstrate success working in a team and with colleagues; and actively recruit undergraduate and graduate students. We are seeking a candidate who will develop a vision for the continued growth of the Penn State Wind Bands program. The candidate will demonstrate a record of commitment to a program where diversity, integrity and sensitivity to all students is valued. In addition, the candidate should have experience in developing and maintaining strong relationships and leadership with local, regional and national music communities—including public school teachers, school systems, and professional organizations. To apply, please upload a letter of interest, CV and contact information for five references. Review of applications will begin on September 23rd and continue until the position is filled. Following the initial screening of applicants, candidates should be prepared to submit on short notice, a one-page teaching philosophy, and two videos; one of a rehearsal that documents teaching effectiveness and musicianship, and the other of a live performance. Include a program description. Please do not submit additional materials until requested. The School of Music at Penn State is accredited with the National Association of Schools of Music and participates in the Big Ten Academic Alliance. The School offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Visit for more information about our programs. Questions may be directed to Lea Ann Bloom, Assistant to the Director,

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088