Assistant Professor of Music (Jazz Studies) / Director, Jazz Studies

Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 11, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Summary

The Joyce and Henry Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University seeks an exceptional Director of Jazz Studies (Assistant or Associate Professor of Music in Jazz Studies). This is a tenure track, full-time position to begin August 2021.


Responsibilities include: leading the Jazz Studies program at CSU, including advising for the jazz minor: teach courses in Jazz Improvisation and Theory (four-course sequence), Jazz History, and Jazz Literature and Appreciation. Other courses may be assigned as appropriate and according to the needs of the school. Additional responsibilities include directing the Schwob Jazz Orchestra; coordinating small jazz ensembles; building professional relationships with local, regional, and national jazz institutions; maintain ongoing professional development in creative and/or scholarly activities; assist in the recruitment of highly qualified music majors; and participate in department, university, and professional service.

Required Qualifications

Key qualifications include a demonstrated potential to lead a college jazz program of distinction; significant experience in performance and show potential for scholarly contributions to the field of jazz studies; and a record of success as a teacher.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference may be given to candidates with a completed doctorate in music. Applicants who are ABD will be considered; and significant and sustained professional distinction in lieu of a degree will also be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in teaching at the college level. Preference may be given to candidates with professional performance experience.

Required Documents to Attach

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:

  • Statement of Interest and Qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three references with emails and current telephone numbers (Will not be contacted without prior notification)

All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University’s online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration. If applicable, any international transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to submission.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Scott Harris, Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907; or email to

Conditions of Employment

A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.