Director of Bands and Instrumental Music Education (one-year term)

Northwestern College invites applications for a one-year term appointment (with possible conversion to tenure-track) Director of Bands and Instrumental Music Education to begin fall 2017.

This faculty member will direct and provide leadership for the Northwestern College band program, including conducting the Symphonic Band and Jazz Band, teaching courses in instrumental music education, teaching applied lessons in an area of expertise, teaching advanced conducting, and supervising student teachers. This faculty member will also lead the Symphonic Band on its annual concert tour, which includes regional, national and international destinations.

Candidates must have completed a master’s degree in conducting or music education (doctorate preferred), show evidence of excellence in teaching, and have experience in secondary school teaching as a band director. The ideal candidate will be a skilled conductor with ability to lead an excellent college-level band program and will also have the skills necessary to lead the training of future instrumental music educators. Candidates must have an applied teaching/performing area on a brass or woodwind instrument or percussion (preference given to trumpet, horn or percussion). The successful candidate will have an authentic Christian faith and support the college’s mission and identity as expressed in our Vision for LearningVision for Diversity and Statement of Christian Identity.

The music department has four full-time and 20 adjunct faculty members. The program is housed in DeWitt Music Hall and Christ Chapel, which provide outstanding performance, rehearsal, studio and classroom space. The college has 11 performing ensembles, two of which tour annually. Academic programs include a fully accredited undergraduate music education program, a major in music and worship leadership, a music minor, and career concentrations in music performance and music therapy. The department annually grants approximately $300,000 in music scholarships.

Northwestern College is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. We seek faculty invested in teaching, a program of scholarly activity, and the mission of excellence in the liberal arts, as a vital expression of commitment to Christ’s redemptive work in the world. Accordingly, Northwestern College seeks to more fully reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration and students. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are enthusiastically encouraged to apply.

Apply online below and send a letter of interest in which you (1) describe your teaching experience; and (2) interact with our Statement of Christian IdentityVision for Learning and Vision for Diversity. Include a current curriculum vitae/resume, and submit to

Review of applications will happen immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Applying to NWC

We accept applications only for current staff positions posted on our website. Applications for faculty positions are accepted on an ongoing basis. If you have a recent application on file with us, you may contact the human resources office to be considered for additional staff openings. Please update your application before applying for a new position. A completed and signed application is required for all open positions before an individual is considered an applicant. Resumes do not substitute for a completed application.

Current employees may submit a Transfer Request and submit a current resumé for this position.

Submit a letter of application, a resume or vitae, employment application and any additional required files to:

Mark Husbands
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Northwestern College
101 7th Street SW
Orange City, Iowa 51041

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