Full-Time, Tenure-Track Jazz Drum Set Position (Assistant Professor)
The School of Music at Western Michigan University seeks a talented teacher and performer of jazz drum set for a tenure-track position beginning Fall 2021. Duties include serving as an instructor of applied jazz drum set for both undergraduate and graduate students; directing small jazz ensembles as necessary and coordinate the small jazz combo program; teaching courses in the Jazz Area, including general jazz appreciation courses; engaging in service to the School, College, University, and profession; performing with the Western Jazz Collective (resident faculty ensemble); actively recruiting undergraduate and graduate students in jazz studies and performance; maintaining a record of performance and professional activities appropriate to the discipline; and other teaching and non-teaching assignments determined by school and area needs and applicant qualifications.
Minimum qualifications: master’s degree in music from an accredited school, with significant progress toward the doctorate or professional experience equivalent to doctoral work; significant professional experience in, and commitment to, performance as both an ensemble leader and with ensembles; a record of successful teaching of jazz drums at the collegiate level; strong interpersonal, communication, and collaborative skills; commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, professional activity, recruitment, and service.
Preferred qualifications: doctorate in music from an accredited school; a record of professional activities including such things as national/ international performances and master classes, publications, recordings, leadership in musical organizations.
Please apply online at www.wmujobs.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=57740 (Position #0605551).
Your application will include a cover letter addressing qualifications and relevant experience, current curriculum vita, list of references, and three current letters of recommendation electronically (preferred), Interfolio accepted, email@example.com, OR by mail to Keith Kothman, Director, ATTN: Jazz Drum Search, 1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5434. Please do not send recordings at this time. Open until filled.
WMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.