Assistant/Associate Professor - Tenure/Director of Jazz Studies

Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 26, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Number S00274P Position Status Non-Exempt Reporting Relationship(s) Department Chairperson Supervisory Relationships Job Summary

The Department of Music at Elmhurst University is seeking a full-time tenure track faculty member as Director of Jazz Studies. This is an Assistant/Associate Professor position with a start date of August, 2021.

Salary Grade Essential Functions

The Director of Jazz Studies administers all aspects of the jazz program including artistic direction of jazz ensembles and combos, auditions, budget management, student personnel, planning/administering events such as the Elmhurst University Jazz Festival and June Jazz, touring, alumni communications, and public and professional service engagements. This person also manages the jazz faculty.

Teaching responsibilities include conducting the Elmhurst University Jazz Band and related courses in Jazz Studies determined and developed based upon experience of the successful candidate and needs of the Department.

Recruit students to the Music Department, and serve as a liaison to high school music programs, and music industry at large.

Perform additional duties as assigned and required as a member of the Music Department and University faculty.

Other Duties and Responsibilities Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Master’s Degree in Music, Doctorate preferred, with at least one degree in Music Performance or Education, or equivalent experience. Prior teaching experience at the high school and/or college level, strong interpersonal skills, evidence of significant professional and scholarly experience, and ability to attract and retain students.

Preferred Qualifications Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

Employee is subject to indoor work, protected from weather conditions. Work is sedentary in nature and involves exerting up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently/constantly in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move object.

Work Hours Posting Date 01/22/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Please be aware that as a continued emphasis on keeping our community safe and healthy, we will require all faculty, staff, and students to submit verification of full vaccination for COVID -19 no later than Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021.

For more information on the Elmhurst University Music Department visit Apply online at by filling out the faculty application and attach the required documents. Applications received by February 26 will receive priority review, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please provide contact information for three references in the required “Other” document.

Elmhurst University is a leading institution of higher education that seamlessly blends liberal learning and professional preparation to help students reach their full potential. Elmhurst University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, 15 graduate programs, degree-completion programs for busy adults, and the acclaimed Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with developmental disabilities. Elmhurst University is one of the Top 10 Colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education.

Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical component of the University’s mission, vision and core values. Our commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst University is an EO Employer. Elmhurst University prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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