Fine and Performing Arts, Assistant Professor in Music (Jazz Studies), Tenure-Track

Employer
Loyola University Chicago
Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 19, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Music, Other Arts, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Women's & Gender Studies
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Position Details

Job Title Fine and Performing Arts, Assistant Professor in Music (Jazz Studies), Tenure-Track Position Title Fine and Performing Arts, Assistant Professor in Music (Jazz Studies), Tenure-Track Position Number Job Category University Faculty Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Campus Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus Location Code FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS (02105A) Department Name FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No Duties and Responsibilities
A M.M. in Jazz Studies or closely related field at the time of appointment is required. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Experience working or conducting research in the specialty area of Jazz Studies is desirable. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education Qualifications
The Department of Fine and Performing Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago ( LUC ) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Jazz Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, for academic year 2022-23. The successful candidate will be joining a department with more than thirty full-time faculty members (five in music) and over five hundred majors and minors (approximately one hundred combined music majors and minors). For more information about the department, please visit its website at https://www.luc.edu/dfpa/.

As part of a University-wide, multiyear hiring initiative designed to diversify the faculty, the department seeks applicants with expertise in Jazz Studies. As an urban-based Department of Fine and Performing Arts dedicated to mentoring a diverse student body, many of whom come from under-represented and under-served populations, we especially encourage applications from candidates from under-represented groups. We also encourage applications from scholars committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the successful pursuit of external grants.

The candidate will be expected to oversee and develop all aspects of the Jazz Studies program, including the Jazz Studies concentration. The initial teaching load is two courses per semester and will include a combination of conducting the Jazz Ensemble, coaching jazz combos, teaching applied music, improvisation, jazz music history, and composition and arranging. The successful candidate is expected to pursue a strong research program, including the pursuit of external grants. Physical Demands None Working Conditions None Minimum Education and/or Work Experience
A M.M. in Jazz Studies or closely related field at the time of appointment is required. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Experience working or conducting research in the specialty area of Jazz Studies is desirable. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education Open Date 11/19/2021 Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants
Candidates should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a brief letter of interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement outlining the applicant’s research agenda; (4) a statement on teaching experience; and (5) a diversity statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research, teaching and other channels and engaging a diverse community through scholarship and service (Inclusive Excellence Statement). Applicants should also arrange for three recommendations from individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, especially in terms of scholarship, teaching and mentorship, to be submitted electronically to the above website (letter writers will receive an electronic prompt from LUC ). Candidates may forward additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications to:

Anthony Molinaro, M.M., Director of Music and Search Committee Chair
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660

Review of applications will begin on January 17, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission . For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed . Quick Link for Posting https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/18222 Job Number 8500739 Organizational Location PROVOST
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Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 08/15/2022 Position End Date Open Until Filled Yes Applicant Documents
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  4. Research Statement
  5. Inclusive Excellence Statement
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