ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MUSIC (F97) (Associate Director of Bands and director of instrumental music Education)
POSTING DATE: December 18, 2012

Wayland Baptist University - Plainview Campus


The School of Music is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The faculty consists of 12 full-time faculty members and 12 adjunct faculty working with a music student body of 90 majors and minors. Wayland offers Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education and Performance as well as Bachelor of Arts degrees in Church Music and Worship, General Music, and Theory/Composition.

INSTRUMENTAL STUDIES: Wayland’s Instrumental Studies Area supports several ensembles: Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Pioneer Marching Band, Wayland Big Band, Pep Band, Chamber Orchestra, and various instrumental chamber ensembles. Membership in all ensembles is open to the greater student campus population with director’s approval. Scholarship assistance is available for majors, minors and participants upon completion of a successful audition. The Instrumental Studies Area has a strong reputation for travel, both regionally and abroad. Additional activities include hosting marching festivals, UIL clinics, and performing on campus several times a year. Applicant is expected to build upon the current program while exhibiting visionary leadership in shaping the future.


Dean, School of Music


The primary responsibilities of the Associate Director of Bands & Director of Instrumental Music Education include the development of the marching band and instrumental music education programs; teaching applied music dependent upon candidate's expertise (percussion or low brass preferred) and the School of Music needs;  and networking with instrumental musicians throughout the region and state.


1. Teaching and administrative loads will total 24 semester hours per academic year.

2. Annual contract dates run August 1 – May 31.

3. Active engagement in School of Music recruiting and retention initiatives.

4.  Advising undergraduate students as assigned.

5. Serving on University and School of Music committees as assigned.

6. Active engagement in professional development and creative/scholarly activities.

7. Active engagement in service appropriate to the university faculty member.


The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by the Dean, School of Music Arts or Vice President Academic/Graduate Services.

QUALIFICATIONS: A commitment of Christian Higher education and in agreement with the purposes and philosophy of Christian higher education as promoted by the Baptist General Convention of Texas in general and Wayland Baptist University in particular.
Education, Certification and Licence:

1.  Master’s degree in Music Education is Required.

2.  An earned doctorate in Music is Preferred.

Experience & Knowledge:

1.  Prior marching band directing experience is required.

2.  Public school teaching experience is required.           

3.  Prior collegiate teaching experience is preferred.

Skills & Abilities:

1. Coordinate with Director of Bands and Director of Athletics for marching band program development.

2. Coordinate with School of Education on instrumental music education program development.

3. Display an interest in working at a university where teaching excellence is highly valued.

4. Display a strong Christian commitment to the university, to her students, and to the community.

5. Contribute to the vision and development of an established yet growing undergraduate music program.

6. Travel off-campus for WBU music events.

Additional Requirements:

1. Endorsement by the Executive Vice President/Provost.

2. Must be able to pass Background Checks.

3. Must have no delinquent or defaulted items on Credit Report.  A credit check will be conducted to insure the requirement is met.

THE UNIVERSITY: Wayland Baptist University is a four-year liberal arts university. The institution is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The Wayland Baptist University System is comprised of the Plainview campus, which is predominately a residential campus, twelve external campuses, and the Virtual Campus offering courses in a broad range of academic areas.

Applications may be submitted online or you may download it from the top of this web page by clicking on Application for Employment.

Interested individuals MUST submit the following information in Word or PDF Formats:

1. Letter of Interest/Cover Letter

2. Completed University Application of Employment with Faith Statement and Teaching Philosophy:

(Link to Application Below)

3. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

4. Three Current Professional Letters of Recommendation

5.  Copies of transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate academic work

Additional material may be requested at a later date.


Please send this information to:

Ron Appling, Director of Human Resources

Wayland Baptist University - Planview Campus
1900 W. 7th Street, CMB #1274
Phone: (806) 291-3451

Fax: (806) 291-1981



Position Will Remain Open Until Filled. 

Wayland Baptist University does not illegally discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Under federal law, the university may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its mission and purposes.