Assistant Professor of Jazz (Brass)

Greensboro, NC
Mar 13, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Number 002001

Functional Title Assistant Professor of Jazz (Brass)

Position Type Tenure Stream

Position Summary

The UNCG School of Music, part of the UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts, seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Jazz (Brass). The candidate must demonstrate artistic excellence and possess a bachelor's degree. College or university level teaching experience is preferred, along with an ability to recruit top quality students.

o Maintain vigorous creative activity
o Perform with faculty jazz group
o Lead a jazz studio on applied instrument
o Direct large jazz ensemble and/or coach & coordinate small jazz groups
o Teach classes such as Introduction to Jazz Listening, Principles of Jazz Theory, Jazz Pedagogy for non-jazz majors, Improvisation, or courses which best suit the candidate's expertise
o Participate in service, recruiting, performance juries, and auditions

The UNCG School of Music seeks applications from candidates who will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate cultural diversity and who are committed to advancing inclusion and equity. UNCG currently enrolls over 16,000 undergraduates and over 3000 graduate students. We are especially proud of the diversity of our student body, which is 43% ethnic minority; UNCG was recently designated as a Minority Serving Institution. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is committed to equality of employment opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status. Moreover, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is committed to recruiting and advancing women and minorities at all faculty/staff levels.

Housed in the large and supportive structure of the UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts, the Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program is comprised of 30 undergraduate jazz majors who are instructed by three full-time and three part-time faculty. Low faculty-student ratio empowers and encourages active mentorship on and off the bandstand in the tradition of the great bandleaders and mentors of jazz history.

The UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts, a member of NASM since 1938, is the only institution in North Carolina offering comprehensive degrees in music and music education from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Over 70 faculty members teach a music student body of c. 600 majors. For years, the School's alumni have distinguished themselves in important professional positions throughout the world while its justly renowned student ensembles continue to perform frequently in prestigious state, regional, and international settings. Since 1999, the School of Music has occupied a new state-of-the-art building that affords students and faculty an outstanding environment for all aspects of music study and performance. Greensboro is equidistant between Atlanta and Washington, DC, between the mountains and the sea. Greensboro is extremely arts-oriented and, along with its sister cities in the "Triad" (Winston-Salem and High Point), provides a vital cultural stimulus to the entire Piedmont region and state of North Carolina. The surrounding region also includes the large metropolitan areas of Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte, further enabling an active performing scene.

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Minimum Qualifications

o Bachelor's degree required
o Jazz trumpet or trombone
o Evidence of artistic excellence

Preferred Qualifications

o College/university teaching experience preferred
o Dynamic individual who can recruit top quality students

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are required to submit all materials electronically via the UNCG jobsearch portal. Please provide:

1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. A one-page diversity statement which outlines how the candidate would promote diversity
4. Links to three (3) recent video or audio recordings demonstrating performance

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) contacts, in the References section of the electronic application. These References will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Reference/Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur as soon as the applicant successfully submits the application and receives a confirmation number from the UNCGjobsearch system.

Recruitment Range Commensurate with experience

Org #-Department Music Performance - 12611

Job Open Date 11/14/2017

For Best Consideration Date 02/01/2018

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment Permanent

FLSA Exempt

Number of Months per Year 9

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Audio or Video Link 1
  4. Audio or Video Link 2
  5. Audio or Video Link 3
  6. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents
  1. List of References
  2. Other Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Piedmont Triad Area Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other professional journal / website
    • UNC School System Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Other
  2. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)

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