Assistant/Associate Professor of Music-Coordinator of Jazz Studies - Tenure Track/Tenured
Position Summary: The Music
Department at Jackson State University is accepting applications
for its Coordinator of Jazz Studies/Assistant or Associate
Professor of Music position. In order to receive full
consideration applications must be received by April 15,
Minimum Required Education: Terminal degree required by the date of hire. ABD applicants will be considered.
Minimum Required Experience: A minimum of three (3) years teaching experience preferred and active artistic/performance at the local, national, and international levels. Saxophonists are highly desired but not mandatory.
- High potential for recruitment, retention and maintaining an outstanding applied studio.
- Experience with jazz ensemble coaching and festival planning and implementation preferred.
- Experience with managing scholarships and budgets preferred.
- Distinction in artistic accomplishments is highly favorable.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Exceptional
teaching skills on wind, brass, keyboard and/or rhythm section
instruments and proficient playing skills on primary instrument
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
- Manage and maintain, through active recruitment, applied studio.
- Coordinate and coach jazz ensembles and plan performances.
- Oversee activities of instrumental and vocal jazz ensembles as well as Jazz Studies degree curriculum/courses on the undergraduate and graduate level.
- Participate in faculty collaborative performances.
- Teach courses within the Jazz Studies area (i.e. jazz appreciation, jazz history, jazz theory and other related courses).
- Serve on instrumental juries and recital/audition committees.
- Advise and supervise student activities such as competitions, conferences, and outreach performances.
- Work with the community music programs.
- Other instructional responsibilities determined by candidates' qualifications and departmental needs.
- Maintain ongoing artistic and/or scholarly research agenda to include performances, grantsmanship, and publications.
- Appropriate departmental and university service is expected.
- Active affiliation and participation in professional organizations related to the discipline.