Visiting Director of Jazz Ensembles
Title Visiting Director of Jazz Ensembles Posting Number F00163JP Department Music Position Summary
The Music Department of Bowdoin College is seeking candidates for a part-time, one-year, benefits-eligible position in music, with expertise in jazz performance, to start July 1, 2021. The successful candidate will direct and organize approximately four small jazz combos per semester (depending on enrollment). Applicants should have expertise in jazz performance, exhibit strong communication skills, and be comfortable teaching a range of students with various musical skill levels and backgrounds. A master’s degree in jazz or a related field is preferred but not required. In their cover letter, candidates should also address their interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction.
Bowdoin College teaches jazz within the context of Africana Studies and with a focus on inclusivity, diversity, and gender equity.
Bowdoin is a community that warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and from those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. In your application materials, please address how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentoring would support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit a cover letter describing your qualifications for the job; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; and the names and contact information for three references.
Review of applications will begin on April 2, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (35% students of color, 7% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College and our department, please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu/
Posting Date 03/02/2021 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants
At the time of application, you will be required to include information for a minimum of three references, including name, title, email address, phone number and how you know the reference.
Once you have provided the required reference information and submitted your application, the reference providers will receive an email which is generated automatically from the application system. The email will provide them a link within which to upload a confidential reference letter on your behalf.
You will not be able to view the reference letters but will be able to see how many have been submitted on your behalf.
Employment Category Part Time Year Round Job Start Date 07/01/2021 Job End Date 06/30/2022 Job Type Faculty Background Check Package Requirements Faculty/Administrative Applicant Documents
- Resume / Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter
- Teaching Philosophy/Principles
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