Assistant Professor of Music - Band - Jobs & Employment | Benedictine College

Assistant Professor of Music - Band

The Benedictine College Department of Music is currently accepting applications for a full-time tenure-track Director of Bands for the 2022-2023 academic year. The successful candidate will direct our academic bands, teach conducting, applied lessons, and other courses as needed.

The Department of Music offers the following programs: Bachelor of Music Education, BA in Music, BA in Music with specialization in Composition, and BA in Music with specialization in Liturgical Music. The department consists of four full-time tenure-track faculty and eight adjuncts, and has been designated an All-Steinway School. It has been a member of National Association of Schools of Music since 1946. The department serves around 25 majors and 450 non-majors in our ensembles and general education courses.

The band program has seen significant growth in the past four years, with the establishment of the Athletic Department’s pep band program: Raven Regiment and Drum Corps. There are currently approximately 170 students involved Athletic Department bands and approximately 130 in our academic bands, many of them shared with Athletics. The successful candidate will be able to articulate how to maintain strong ties between both programs while building musical excellence.

The beautiful campus of Benedictine College is situated in picturesque Atchison, KS on the bluffs above the Missouri River. Atchison is within an hour of major cities such as Kansas City, Saint Joseph, Lawrence and Topeka as well as 35 minutes from the Kansas City International Airport.

Benedictine College, which has a full-time undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2000 students, is a mission-centered academic community. Its mission as a Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts, and residential college is the education of men and women within a community of faith and scholarship. Benedictine College provides a liberal arts education by means through academic programs based on a core of studies in the arts and sciences. In addition, the college provides education for careers through both professional courses of study and major programs in the liberal arts and sciences. As an essential element of its mission, Benedictine College fosters scholarship, independent research and performance in its students and faculty as a means of participating in and contributing to the broader world of learning.

Benedictine College is ranked by the Cardinal Newman Society as one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation, listed as one of America’s Best Colleges by US News & World Report, and named as one of the top twenty colleges in America by a First Things magazine study of more than 2,000 colleges and universities.

Essential Functions

  • Direct Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, and Chamber Wind Ensemble
  • Teach Introduction to Conducting and Instrumental Conducting
  • Teach applied lessons
  • Teach one or more of the following: Jazz Ensemble, Music Education (woodwinds, brass, percussion, elementary, and/or secondary methods), General Education (Music Appreciation, History of Jazz)
  • Oversee the band program budget, inventory, and maintenance
  • Coordinate with the Athletic Department’s pep band program
  • Participate in the overall governance of the music department


  • A completed doctorate in music is preferred. ABD considered.
  • Candidates must have a record of successful classroom teaching at the college level.


This position is expected to start on August 15, 2022. Interested qualified applicants should submit the following using the link below:

  • A cover letter that includes:
    1. A statement of how you will contribute to our mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship
    2. Your vision for building musical excellence in the department bands while maintaining strong ties with the marching band program.
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A video of a band rehearsal
  • A video of a public band performance
  • Contact information for three references

Apply to this Position

For questions concerning the position, please contact Dr. John Paul, Chair of the Department of Music, at 913-360-7598.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Benedictine College welcomes applications from candidates of all backgrounds. The College is committed to assuring equal opportunities in employment.