Presbyterian College – Wind Ensemble Conductor / Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

The Department of Music at Presbyterian College (PC) invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position conducting the PC Wind Ensemble and teaching undergraduate music classes at the level of Assistant Professor to begin August 2021.


Regular teaching responsibilities include conducting the wind ensemble, jazz band and pep band as needed, and teaching applied lessons (brass preferred). Additional teaching responsibilities will be assigned according to the needs of the Music Department and the successful candidate’s expertise. Evidence of recruitment is expected. The successful candidate will demonstrate a collegial attitude and the ability to communicate effectively. Additional duties include development of the wind ensemble and wind program, student advising and mentoring, and committee service.  Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to supporting an undergraduate music program at a liberal arts college and should exemplify excellence in both teaching and conducting.


A doctorate is preferred, but ABDs with significant collegiate teaching experience will be considered.

Application Process:

To receive full consideration, submit a complete application which includes: 1) a current curriculum vitae; 2) graduate transcripts (official or unofficial); 3) a letter of application that includes a teaching philosophy addressing both ensemble and classroom/applied lesson teaching; 4) names and contact information of at least three professional references who can speak to your abilities in teaching and scholarship; 5) where available, unrestricted links to video recordings: when providing these links, please use online platforms with directly accessible videos linked in Microsoft Word documents. All materials must be submitted electronically, and candidates should be prepared to submit additional material upon request.

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.  For additional assistance, and to submit applications, contact Dr. Karen Buckland, Chair of the Music Department, at or (864) 833-8467.

The Department of Music serves over 100 students in the classroom, studio and a variety of large and small ensembles.  The Department offers a major in the Bachelor of Arts degree and a Minor in Music, and is dedicated to providing musical experiences for all students. More information about the Music Department can be found at

Presbyterian College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College seeks to hire the most qualified candidate and does not discriminate against any legally protected class.