Director of Jazz Studies
College of Fine Arts
Butler School of Music
Nov 5, 2021
Open until filled
Position begins August 2022.
Full-time; tenured Associate or Full Professor; rank and salary
commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position
requires relocation to Austin, Texas.
Responsibilities include the following:
Lead creative and diverse students and faculty in the pursuit of
performing and writing a broad range of improvised music. Actively
recruit students and faculty that reflect the cultural heritage of
jazz idioms and the population of the United States, and of the
world. Direct one of the program's flagship ensembles. Teach
graduate and undergraduate classes and applied lessons in jazz
studies as appropriate. Foster the jazz composition program by
programming student and faculty works. Select, contract, and host
guest soloists and conductors. Maintain a national and
international performance and/or scholarship profile in jazz
Coordinate the external activities of the program, including tours,
recordings, and the annual Longhorn Jazz Festival. Coordinate jazz
studies teaching assignments for full-time and adjunct faculty,
teaching assistant duties, and cultivate a healthy learning
community for faculty and undergraduate and graduate students.
Engage in leadership and service activities within the ensembles
division, the Butler School and the University.
DMA or Ph.D., but outstanding professional experience will be
considered. Experience and accomplishments with advancing
diversity, equity, and inclusion in curriculum, research activity,
and/or culture. A national/international record of excellence as a
performer and/or composer. Demonstrated commitment to preparing
young musicians for twenty-first century teaching and performing
careers via high professional standards, superb pedagogical skills,
advocacy and outreach, and active mentoring. Leadership and
administrative skills to ensure the successful supervision of the
jazz program preferred.
The Butler School of Music is committed to cultivating an
inclusive, equitable, and welcoming community and to increasing the
diversity of its faculty, students, and curricula. We welcome
applicants who can help achieve these objectives.
Review of applications begins on December 6, 2021. Applications
will continue to be accepted after this date and the position will
remain open until filled.
Applications should include:
- Cover letter, which should include a description of the
candidate's diversity-related skills and contributions towards
promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, service,
- Curriculum vitae
- Complete contact information for three references
Please do not submit additional supporting materials unless
requested by the search committee.
All documents must be uploaded via UT's online application system:
Inquiries only may be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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To apply, visit https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/86568