Term Faculty (Non-Tenure Track) - Music/Performance/Jazz Studies (21-22)
The DePaul University School of Music seeks a full-time jazz educator and performer to begin September 1, 2021. The school expects a teacher-scholar whose creative production, teaching, and community engagement focus on the culture, history, and artistic expression of the African Diaspora and who will serve as a mentor for our diverse student body. Preference for this position will be given to applicants who can contribute teaching, curriculum development, and creative work in the areas of Black Music performance.
The successful candidate will be an experienced professional artist and jazz educator with an international profile able to assist in teaching courses and ensembles in the Jazz Studies curriculum, which may include: jazz improvisation, jazz arranging and composition, jazz theory and ear training, jazz pedagogy, small and large jazz ensembles, and applied instruction on the candidate’s principle instrument. Applicants with additional experience in audio and recording technology and/or Latin jazz ensemble direction are particularly encouraged to apply. The candidate will be expected to collaborate with other music faculty members in performance or similar activities; take part in recruitment activities as necessary; and participate in the governance of the school. This position has the potential to be renewed.
Candidates must have completed a master’s degree in a related field (jazz performance, jazz composition, studio writing, etc.), though a doctorate (or commensurate professional/educational experience) is preferred. Candidates should also have a history of excellence as a performer and educator in jazz and commercial genres, a demonstrated commitment to underrepresented and underserved communities and the academic success of all students as well as a proven track record of recruiting and retaining music students.
Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, links to audio/video examples of professional work, and a reference contact document (including names, relationships, physical addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of at least three people who might knowledgeably endorse your application.) Please do not send, nor request to have sent, letters of recommendation at this time. No phone calls please.
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