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Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor

Posted: 02/26/2023

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Job no: 501344
Department: Music
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Faculty
Categories: Teaching
Status: Full Time
Temporary: Yes

Job Summary:
Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor will serve in the role of Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands. This faculty position will direct the Miami University Marching Band, Symphony Band and Pep Band; teach undergraduate courses in music education, including (but not limited to) marching band techniques, instrumental methods courses, student teacher supervision; and perform other duties as assigned. A part-time position prior to the full-time start date of August 21, 2023, to accommodate necessary summer preparation and band camp, may be created.

The Department of Music at Miami University is housed within the College of Creative Arts, a division that also comprises the departments of Architecture + Interior Design, Art, Emerging Technology in Business and Design (ETBD), and Theatre. The department has a long history of preparing professional music educators, scholars, composers, and performers. We foster a comprehensive music curriculum served by a group of dedicated and passionate artist-teachers. Miami University is committed to cultural diversity and the ability to work with diverse individuals and groups.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree (DMA or Ph.D.) in music, undergraduate or graduate degree in music education, with a minimum three years of instrumental ensemble teaching experience at the middle or high school level for appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor.  Master’s degree in music; undergraduate or graduate degree in music education, with a minimum three years of instrumental ensemble teaching experience at the middle or high school level for appointment as an Instructor.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy not to exceed two pages that addresses the role of the marching arts in the university curriculum, and a one-page diversity statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service. In addition, three letters of recommendation from references familiar with candidate’s most recent work. Additional materials, including video or audio, may be requested.  Inquiries may be directed to Gary Speck at

Diversity Statement:
Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

Labor Law Posters for Applicants:
Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).


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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin March 17, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.


A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 27 Feb 2023 Eastern Standard Time

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