Spelman College
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Oct 25, 2023

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History of Jazz


Spring Semester 2024

About the College

Spelman College seeks teacher/scholars dedicated to excellence in teaching and to the continued enhancement of the academic environment for students and colleagues. Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a private four-year liberal arts college located in Atlanta, GA. The oldest historically Black college for women in the United States, Spelman is a member of the Atlanta University Center Consortium and Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education.

Position Description

The Department of Music at Spelman College invites applicants for a one-semester, part-time instructor for the spring semester of 2024 to teach History of Jazz ( SMUS 330) covering the evolution, cultural impact, and musical intricacies of jazz through the decades. The ideal candidate will create an engaging learning environment using effective teaching strategies and resources, ensuring a successful and enriching educational experience for students.

Key Responsibilities:
Plan and deliver engaging lectures and interactive class sessions on the History of Jazz, emphasizing key historical, cultural, and musical elements.
Develop a structured curriculum, including syllabus, course outline, reading materials, assignments, and assessments that align with the course objectives.
Encourage critical thinking and class discussions, fostering a dynamic learning environment that promotes active student participation.
Utilize various teaching aids and technologies to enhance learning and understanding of jazz history.
Evaluate student performance through assessments, projects, exams, and other relevant methods, providing constructive feedback and grades in a timely manner.
Adhere to institutional policies, guidelines, and ethical standards in teaching and academic conduct.


Master’s or higher degree in Music, Musicology, Jazz Studies, or a related field.
1 year of successful college level teaching experience, preferably in courses related to Jazz history
Strong knowledge of the history, genres, and influential figures in jazz music.
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
A passion for fostering an enriching and stimulating learning environment.
Availability to teach in-person on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during the specified time (13:00 – 13:50).

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Any correspondence regarding the position or your application will be relayed to you by our Faculty Affairs Team. Please do not reach out to any department faculty regarding the position or status of your application. We appreciate your interest and consideration.

EEO Statement

Spelman College is an EEO /Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Title IX Employer and we participate in E-Verify. We are a smoke-free campus

Deadline to Receive Letter(s) of Reference

COVID-19 Vaccination Protocol

Due to the heightened risk of contracting COVID -19 and the spread of variants, Spelman College requires up to date COVID -19 vaccination of all faculty, staff, and students (collectively “Campus Community”) that have job duties, attend classes, or are otherwise present on campus. You will need to submit proof of up-to-date COVID -19 vaccination: full vaccination and a booster (when eligible) or a single dose of the bivalent vaccine) prior to your first day on campus or you may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement by providing the necessary documentation to: Yemi Brown, PharmD Manager of COVID -19 Operations, at . Upon receiving your Spelman Technology log-in credentials, please keep your vaccination or exemptions records up-to-date using Etrieve .
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  2. Curriculum Vitae
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