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Director of Instrumental Music, Assistant Professor
Moravian University

Date Posted Aug. 3, 2021
Title Director of Instrumental Music, Assistant Professor
University Moravian University
Bethlehem, PA, United States
Department Music
Application Deadline Nov. 1, 2021
Position Start Date August 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Music - Conducting

The Moravian University Music Department invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in instrumental music to begin Fall 2022. The successful candidate will demonstrate artistic leadership and excellence as a conductor of marching bands and wind ensembles, and hold high standards in performance as evidenced by peer recognition and invitations to conduct. A collaborative approach and ability to work in a diverse setting with a closely-knit faculty team to support student achievement is highly desired. Additionally, candidates should demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion as well as to the liberal arts in the context of the music curriculum. The successful candidate will be the face of the instrumental program at Moravian University, and as such will be expected to be visible in the instrumental music community locally and nationally, and represent the program in professional organizations.


Primary duties include:
providing artistic and administrative leadership to the instrumental music program;
conducting the Moravian University Wind Ensemble (spring semester only)
directing and coordinating all aspects of the Moravian University Marching Band (fall only), including supervising student leadership and developing the field show (minimum three years experience preferred)
working closely with wind, brass, percussion, and string instructors
advancing the university’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
supporting recruitment efforts for the music department
teaching various music and general education courses, which may include conducting, theory and musicianship (aural skills) and other courses as needed.
directing and coordinating all aspects of the Moravian University Marching Band (fall only), including supervising student leadership and developing the field show (minimum three years experience preferred)
Other responsibilities may vary according to the candidate’s individual strengths. These may include but are not limited to:
assisting in music education field supervision and future music education program development (public school teaching experience of three years or more will be considered highly desirable)
supporting and expanding aspects of technology in the music curriculum. (Moravian University is a ubiquitous Mac campus; the music department has professional grade portable recording equipment and a mixing studio complete with Pro Tools for editing.)
The deadline for applications is November 1, 2021.

All positions are subject to budget availability.

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified applicants must have at least 3 years of successful wind ensemble and marching band leadership at the high school and/or collegiate/university level. An appropriate terminal degree or ABD will be preferred. In addition, the successful candidate must demonstrate a genuine desire and track record on recruitment and growing instrumental music programs. Lastly the successful candidate will be willing to participate fully in a liberal arts environment and be committed first to teaching and next to scholarship and service.

TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should attach the following to their online application by clicking "Apply Now": (1) a letter of interest; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) three letters of recommendation; (4) Two videos of conducting wind ensembles, one in rehearsal and another of a performance; Additional video of working with a marching band is welcome; (5) Provide a statement of teaching philosophy including how the candidate will use their position to contribute to the globalization of campus and efforts towards diversity, equity, and inclusion; Please attach documents as a single PDF file.

Application review will begin November 8, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
DEI Statement

Moravian University aspires to be a welcoming community that embraces and values the diversity of all members of the campus community. Learn more about the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the DEI Action Plan here:

Deep respect for others is fundamental to the Moravian University community. Moravian University does not discriminate against any person based on actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, genetic information, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, marital status, age, veteran status, disability, use of guide or support animals and/or mechanical aids, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. In compliance with the requirements of Title IX, Moravian University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational program and activity, including employment.

Concerns regarding all forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment and/or sex discrimination in employment:

Leah M. Naso
Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer
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Moravian University
1200 Main St.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018
(610) 861-1529

Concerns regarding gender and equity in athletics:
Rebecca May
Assistant Athletic Director
148 Johnston Hall
Moravian University
1200 Main St.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018
(610) 625-7791

Concerns regarding the application of Title IX:
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Civil Rights
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Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323
(215) 656-8541

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The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job.
The individual is routinely exposed to indoor conditions, minimum outdoor weather and temperature extremes, and moderate noise level.

Pursuant to the ADA, Moravian University will provide reasonable services and accommodation(s) to employees with qualified disabilities in order to perform the essential functions of their employment, except when doing so would be unduly disruptive and/or result in undue hardship to the University. Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis through documentation review and an interactive interview process that includes the employee’s supervisor. Requests for accommodation or questions about this process should be directed to Human Resources at or 610.861.1527. View the standard physical demands for positions at Moravian University. If this position requires additional or different demands, a Human Resources team member will notify you.

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Moravian University offers students a private education they will not find anywhere else: personal attention and preparation for life with a record of success longer than our nation’s history. Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and offering undergraduate and graduate degrees that blend liberal arts with professional programs, Moravian University has been preparing students for reflective lives, fulfilling careers, and transformative leadership in a world of change since 1742. Moravian University is a member of The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a national consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Visit to learn more about how the Moravian University focus on education for all prepares its students for life-long success.

  • Moravian University is an equal opportunity employer valuing diversity and encouraging individuals from under-represented populations to apply. EOE

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