Posted: Sep 23, 2022

Assistant/Associate Professor of Director of Bands

Application Deadline: N/A

About The University of Texas at El Paso:

The University of Texas at El Paso is a comprehensive public research university that is increasing access to excellent higher education. At UTEP, our 24,000 students have access to 170 bachelor's, master and doctoral programs in nine colleges and schools. It is America's leading Hispanic-serving university, with a student body that is over 80% Hispanic. 

UTEP advances the discovery of public value and positively impacts the health, culture, education, and economy of the community it serves. With more than $109 million in total annual research expenditures, the University is ranked among the top 5% of colleges and universities in research and sixth in Texas for federal research expenditures at public universities.   

It is also nationally recognized as a community-engaged university. The University employs more than 5,000 faculty, staff and students. It has one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs of any research university in the U.S., underscoring its commitment to offering an exceptional education at a great value.

Job Description:

The College of Liberal Arts and the Department of Music at The University of Texas at El Paso invite applications and nominations for the position of Director of Bands.  This is a 100%-time, tenure-track, position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Appointment Date: Fall 2023

Job responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Conduct the UTEP Symphonic Winds
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in conducting and music literature
  • Oversee the band program, which includes three concert ensembles and the UTEP Athletic Bands
  • Oversee all aspects of the band budget
  • Serve as lead recruiter for the UTEP band program
  • Develop and expand outreach opportunities in the regional K-12 school system to further nurture the musical talent of El Paso students while recruiting students to attend UTEP
  • Engage in collegial participation in departmental, college, and university activities and governance
  • Maintain a high profile as a conductor and clinician through regional, state, national, and international ensemble performances, conference presentations, and guest conducting activities. 


DMA with documented experience and record of success as a Director of Bands or Associate Director of Bands required, including several years of full-time college or professional band directing, program administration, curriculum development, and recruiting success. Candidates will have demonstrated excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching to include conducting degree programs. Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills are essential.  The search committee is especially interested in candidates who through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to UTEP's inclusive excellence framework.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must submit the following:

(1) Letter of interest

(2) Current curriculum vitae

(3) Complete contact information for three current professional references

(4) In a PDF document, please provide the following links to video/audio recordings representing performance in various styles.  

(5) Statement of contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please visit

For questions about the position, please contact:

Dr. Elisa Wilson, Search Committee Chair: [email protected]

Additional Information:

Hiring decisions are subject to final budget approval.         

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. We seek to attract faculty and staff who share our commitment.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee's or prospective employee's right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972.