Department of Music - One-Year appointment in Jazz and Popular Music Studies beginning Fall 2021

Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa
Iowa, United States
Competitive Salary
Feb 26, 2021
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


GRINNELL COLLEGE. The Department of Music invites applications for a one-year appointment in jazz and popular music studies beginning Fall 2021. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD or foreign equivalent) or Associate Professor possible. The candidate will be expected to direct a jazz/improvisation ensemble and teach classes in their area of interest. Such classes might include, but are not limited to, jazz history, American popular music, afro-diasporic music, improvisation, and ethnomusicology.

Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by MARCH 30, 2021. Please visit our application website at to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and transcripts (copies are acceptable), and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Mark Laver, at or 641-269-4849.

Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.

An offer for this position will be contingent on successful completion of a background check.

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