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Assistant Professor - Department of Music - Jazz Studies and Applied Trombone

Southeast Missouri State University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 20, 2023

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Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
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Assistant Professor - Department of Music - Jazz Studies and Applied Trombone

Southeast Missouri State University

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 202300083

Location: Cape Girardeau, MO

Department: Music

Closing: Continuous

Position Summary
Assistant Professor - Tenure Track
Jazz Studies and Applied Trombone
Department of Music
Holland College of Arts and Media

Primary Responsibilities

  • Directs the Jazz Studies program
  • Teaches undergraduate courses in applied trombone study and perform in jazz/commercial and classical styles
  • Teaches undergraduate courses in Jazz History, Jazz Theory, Improvisation, and Jazz Appreciation
  • Leads a vibrant jazz program and conduct jazz bands and combos including the annual collaborative Big Band Holiday Jukebox concerts
  • Manages all aspects of an annual Jazz Festival, including planning, marketing, budget, guest artist selection, adjudicator selection, and clinics for high school bands and directors
  • Recruits and retains trombone majors
  • Maintains an active professional profile through creative activity or research
  • Advises and mentors undergraduate students
  • Serves as a liaison and resource to public school music teachers in region
  • Serves on university, college, and department level committees

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Trombone Performance, Jazz Studies, or Jazz Performance or directly related field (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university.)
  • Demonstrated evidence of exemplary trombone performance ability in jazz/commercial and classical styles
  • Demonstrated evidence of visionary leadership in managing and expanding an innovative jazz program
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in jazz and commercial music program development
  • Demonstrated ability to teach courses in the Jazz Studies minor
  • Demonstrated experience incorporating appropriate technologies (1:1 devices, audio, audio-visual, web-based) in courses
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to participation in professional organizations and mentoring students through such organizations
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community

  • As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended, and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention, and degree completion.

    Required Information & Deadline
    Application Deadline: The position is available August 1, 2023, and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by May 5, 2023.

    Required Information: To apply, submit the following items online by clicking on the position you wish to apply for at the below link, then click on the APPLY button at the top of the page:

    • Letter of interest addressing all position required qualifications
    • Current curriculum vitae
    • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
    • Names and contact information of three current references
    • Link to personal or other websites demonstrating quality work as a professional performer on trombone demonstrating both jazz and classical styles, and video of conducting jazz ensemble performance and/or rehearsal; performance examples should be unedited
    • Single page Teaching Philosophy statement

    Additional Information
    Departmental Information: Information regarding the Department of Music can be found at http://www.semo/edu/music.

    To apply, please visit

    Southeast Missouri State University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action. In accordance with this commitment, and in compliance with the requirements of applicable laws, it is the policy of the University to provide equal opportunity for all applicants and employees in its employment practices, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. The University believes that a diverse University community advances the academic purposes of the University and enhances the working and learning environment.


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