Assistant/Associate Professor of Music-Coordinator of Jazz Studies - Tenure Track/Tenured

Mississippi, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 11, 2021
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

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, 2021.

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 required.

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.