Full-Time, Tenure-Track Jazz Drum Set Position (Assistant Professor)

Western Michigan University School Of Music
Michigan, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 12, 2021
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

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, music@wmich.edu, 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.