Assistant Professor, Jazz Studies

South Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Oct 23, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of South Carolina School of Music is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies, to begin August 16, 2021. This tenure-track, 9-month position will teach courses related to the applicant's expertise from the following: Jazz Composition, Jazz Theory, Jazz History, Jazz Pedagogy, Improvisation, and Applied Jazz as well as coach jazz ensembles. Recruiting students for the jazz studies program and serving on instrumental juries and recital/audition committees is also required. Advising and supervising student activities such as outreach performances is expected. Other instructional responsibilities will be determined by candidate qualifications and departmental needs. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a record of performances, recordings, and publications at the regional, national and international levels in accordance with tenure and promotion guidelines at the University of South Carolina. Responsibilities may include serving as Coordinator of CSAM (Center for Southern African-American Music) depending on candidate qualifications.

CSAM is housed at the School of Music and was created to preserve for future generations, oral histories, music recordings and film footage of African-American Music in the South as well as to capture music as it exists today through field and audio/video recordings. The coordinator will work with the African American Studies Program, the College of Arts and Sciences and UofSC Libraries to expand and promote the CSAM collection.

QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate or Master’s degree with commensurate experience in the field of Jazz Studies is required. Documented experience as a jazz educator and ensemble director at the college level and a record of significant professional experience as a jazz performer is preferred.

The School of Music vision statement identifies five core values: the pursuit of Excellence; devotion to Student Success; the production of Music Leaders; preparation of the Musician-Educator; and the creation of Diversely Skilled Musicians. The school encourages applications from candidates who demonstrate interests and abilities that align with these values.

APPLICATION: Apply at Upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three current letters of recommendation. Please include contact information for two additional professional references. Include links to recordings of three recent performances. Additional supporting materials should not be provided unless requested.

The search process will continue until the position is filled, but priority screening will begin on or shortly after December 15, 2020.

 The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, genetics, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.