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Assistant Professor or Lecturer of Jazz and Music Theory

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Georgia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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About the College

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) is a state college in the University System of Georgia with two instructional sites in Southwest Georgia. ABAC’s mission is to provide excellent education by engaging, teaching, coaching, mentoring, and providing relevant experiences that prepare the graduate for life. The main campus is located in Tifton, Georgia. Tifton is a progressive community known for its quality-of-life environment and was recently named as one of the 100 Best Small Towns in America. The college has a student body of 3,817 students (Fall 2021) and a teaching faculty of approximately 135. The Department of Fine Arts is housed in the newly constructed Edwards Hall, an attractive building with excellent music facilities, and offers the Associate of Fine Arts in Music, the only degree of this type within the University System of Georgia. ABAC seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. 

Position Summary

The School of Arts and Sciences at Abraham Agricultural College seeks to hire an Assistant Professor or Lecturer of Jazz and Music Theory. This appointment would begin on August 1, 2022. Teaching responsibilities will include directing the ABAC Jazz Ensemble, teaching music appreciation, first and/or second year theory with aural skills, applied instruction of candidate’s major instrument, and collaborations with other ensembles. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in undergraduate advising, support departmental and college-wide initiatives, as well as the development of new courses and improvement of existing curricula. Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and be able to foster a collaborative atmosphere among students and faculty. The successful candidate will be a strongly motivated and enthusiastic individual with a firm commitment to excellence in teaching and recruiting for the program. The successful candidate will also assist with recruiting for the music program. Recruiting involves visiting area band directors and their bands in the high schools within our demographic area and developing relationships by assisting these individuals as they prepare their students for district competitions and honor band auditions. Evidence of successful teaching at a primarily undergraduate institution and scholarly activity is desired. 

Required Qualifications

Applicants with a Doctorate in Music are preferred and would be considered for the rank of Assistant Professor, a tenure-track 10-month faculty position. Individuals with a Master’s in Music will be considered and would be appointed at the rank of Lecturer, a non-tenure-track 10-month faculty appointment.

Employment Start Date:  August 1, 2022

For additional information:  Contact Dr. Susan Roe, Department Head, Department of Fine Arts, 229-391-4943 or

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