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Full-time Faculty in Instrumental Music/Director of Athletic Bands

University of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA

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The University of Dubuque invites applications for a Full-time Faculty position in Instrumental Music/Director of Athletic Bands beginning, August, 2019. We are looking for an individual who is excited by the opportunity to lead the establishment of an athletic band program and to contribute to the development of a music major.  Primary responsibilities include the ongoing recruitment of student musicians (release time is provided) and directing the ensemble(s).  Additionally responsibilities include teaching in the candidate’s area of expertise, advising students, maintaining a scholarship agenda, and participating in the broader life of the University. Preferred qualifications include an earned doctorate, extensive directing experience, and teaching experience. 


About the University of Dubuque (UD).  UD is a diverse, Christian, and forward-thinking educational community of 2400 students that include approximately 1650 traditional, full-time undergraduates. Our students come from 42 states and 28 countries and represent a variety of faith commitments. 48% of UD students are from underrepresented groups, 38% are lower socioeconomic status, and 37% are first generation students.


As a leader in student diversity among Iowa universities, UD seeks candidates who are committed to and can demonstrate success in working with multi-racial, multi-cultural, and multi-national students.  As a Christian university, UD seeks candidates who can help us advance our commitment to the inherent worth of each individual, the search for truth, and the calling to use one’s gifts in service to others.  As a forward-thinking university, UD seeks candidates who embrace the next generation of students, with all of their strengths and challenges.


The University of Dubuque was founded in 1852 and maintains its historic ties to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).  In 1998, the University underwent what has come to be known as “The Plan for Transformation.”  Since the Transformation, student enrollment has grown from 600 to 2,400, the endowment has grown from $15 million to over $155 million, and over $300 million has been invested in new and renovated campus infrastructure.  Most importantly, UD has clarified its missional focus as a diverse, Christian, and forward-thinking institution. More information about UD and its mission can be found at http://www.dbq.edu/aboutud/missionvisionvalues/.


About Dubuque, Iowa:  Dubuque, Iowa, is a Mississippi River city of 60,000 people that serves as the cultural and economic center for 200,000 residents in the Iowa/Wisconsin/Illinois tri-state area.   A growing economy, vibrant cultural life, and setting of natural beauty contribute to a high quality of life.  Dubuque has been named one of America's top 100 places to live and one of the most livable small cities in America.


To Apply: Please submit the following to HR@dbq.edu or Director of Human Resources, University of Dubuque, 2000 University Avenue, Dubuque, IA  52001:

  1. Cover letter,
  2. Current curriculum vita, and
  3. UD Employment application form (located on our website (http://www.dbq.edu/AboutUD/Employment/HRForms/).

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.  Applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and cultures, including women and persons of color, are welcomed.  AA/EEO

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ID 537244
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
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