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Assistant Professor of Music (Commercial Music and Jazz Performance)

Coastal Carolina University
South Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Nov 10, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University, located in Conway, South Carolina, invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Music, emphasis in Commercial Music and Jazz Performance starting August 16, 2022.


The successful candidate will assist in teaching courses and ensembles in the Commercial Music and Jazz curriculum, which may include: jazz improvisation, commercial music styles, career development, small and large jazz and commercial ensembles, and applied instruction on the candidate’s principal instrument.


The Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars, preferably colleagues whose creative production, teaching, and community engagement focus on the culture, history, and artistic expression of the African Diaspora Community in the United States. We seek teacher-scholars who will serve as mentors for our diverse student body and who have a demonstrated commitment to underrepresented and underserved communities as well as the academic success of all our students. 


Required Qualifications

Candidates must have completed a terminal degree in a related field (jazz performance, commercial music, media composition, studio writing, etc.). Candidates should also have a history of excellence as a performer and educator in jazz and commercial genres, as well as a proven track record of recruiting and retaining music students. This includes a minimum of one year of teaching in higher education.  A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Interested candidates should submit the following to 

  •    A letter of application
  •    Curriculum vitae
  •    Contact information for three references
  •    A teaching philosophy statement
  •    A diversity statement outlining the experience and goals for promoting an inclusive learning environment that facilitates the success of all students, including marginalized and underserved communities
  •    A document containing links to three performance recordings (audio or video) showcasing their ability to perform jazz and commercial music styles 


The Coastal Carolina University Department of Music serves approximately 90 music majors pursuing a Bachelor degree in Music Education, Bachelor of Arts degrees in commercial music and jazz, performance, general studies, and a Master of Arts in Music Technology. The Commercial Music and Jazz area features six diverse ensembles and extensively utilizes the Wheelwright Recording Studio, a state-of-the-art facility that documents over 100 musical events a year and has produced national recording projects for Dave Douglas, Ron Daise, and the university’s Athenaeum Press. 


Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, minutes from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 46 states and 53 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. 

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

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