ASSISTANT TEACHING PROFESSOR/Assistant Teaching Professor of Jazz Studies & Director of jazz Pe

Columbia, MO
Jun 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description

Conduct Concert Jazz Band, teach Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Harmony & Arranging, and Jazz Methods & Materials. Coordinate the jazz performance studies area, which includes a jazz certificate (for music majors) and jazz minor (for non-music majors). Teaching classes in our Entrepreneurship program may be required, depending on area specialty. Assist with high school jazz festival held in partnership with local high school in February. Consult and collaborate appropriately with faculty in other areas, and also with a nationally recognized jazz presenting and educational organization, based in Columbia, called the “We Always Swing Jazz Series”. Provide appropriate service to the School and the University.


Doctorate in jazz performance strongly preferred. Master’s degree in jazz performance together with significant and commensurate professional experience required. Successful teaching record and demonstrable success in jazz direction at the college or university level required. Advanced performance skills in an appropriate instrumental area required. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and administrative skills, and a commitment to diversity required.

Application Materials

Please apply using the online application. Merge your CV with a detailed letter of application and a list of three references with contact information. Upload that document in the Resume/CV section of the application. No other materials should be submitted at this time.

Questions about the position can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Tim Howe at

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Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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