Director of Bands, Non-Tenure Track (Exempt)

College: College of Fine Arts

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TITLE:  Director of Bands, Non-Tenure Track (Exempt)

LOCATION:  Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas

START DATE:  August 1, 2018

SUPERVISOR:  Robert Tucker, Dean, College of Fine Arts

HSU CHRISTIAN STANDARD REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT  - Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU.

SCOPE:  Hardin-Simmons University invites applications for a Director of Bands to begin August 2018. The School of Music, part of the College of Fine Arts, offers the degrees Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Music - Performance, Bachelor of Music in Theory/Composition, Bachelor of Music in Worship Music, Bachelor of Arts in Music and the Bachelor of Arts in Music (Music Business).


  • Directs and develops the Concert Band
  • Directs and develops the Cowboy Band, arranging for outside performances including opportunities nationally and internationally
  • Prioritizes recruiting for the instrumental program as well as the School of Music at large.
  • Oversees the budget for the instrumental program under the guidance of the dean of the College of Fine Arts.
  • Oversees the upkeep and inventory of all instruments and equipment belonging to the university and used by the instrumental program.
  • Oversees the Cowboy Band Hall to include organization of instruments, music, and equipment
  • Teaches within the Music Education sequence as needed for instrumental courses.
  • Serves cooperatively and collegially within the Department of Music.
  • Serves the university as requested on committees and other faculty commitments.
  • Teaches other courses as assigned due to faculty load and departmental needs.
  • Carries out other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean of the School of Music or the Dean of the College of Fine Arts.


For the successful candidate a Master's Degree is required; in addition, it will be expected that the candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching, success in recruitment, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and administrative ability sufficient to lead an instrumental program in a college that participates in Division III athletics. This is a non-tenure track position.

Must have and maintain a clear driving record in order to be insurable under HSU liability policy.


  • The position is active in nature and requires frequent walking and standing in order to direct the band in various events including: parades, football games, marching practice, etc.


  • This position is a full-time exempt level position with teaching load at the Hardin-Simmons University campus. Frequent travel required with the HSU Cowboy Band to various athletic events, parades, and other events representing the University.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the  HSU Benefits Summary  on the HSU website.


As an Equal Opportunity Employer, HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and may lawfully consider an applicant's religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU's mission.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the organization or would change the essential functions of the job. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.

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HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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