Open Rank Professor, Studio Writing and Jazz

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Job location: Coral Gables, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-09-04
Req: R100034720
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Professor of Studio Writing and Jazz

Studio Music and Jazz

The University of Miami Frost School of Music is accepting applications for a Full-Time, Tenure Track, Open Rank Professor in Studio Music and Jazz beginning in the Fall 2020 term. The salary is competitive and rank of position will be commensurate with experience and education of the candidate. The successful candidate will have a strong record of accomplishment and demonstrated compositional and arranging expertise in jazz styles, among other genres. Preferred candidates will have significant teaching experience at the university/conservatory level. Expertise in recording arts and digital technology is preferred.

Principal duties include teaching undergraduate jazz composition/arranging as well as directing the graduate jazz writing program. Duties also include participation in auditions, faculty committees, student advising and recruiting activities. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications on or before November 1, 2019 will receive full consideration.

Please upload letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, and 3 references, and email these documents along with link(s) to any samples/videos of work and/or performances to MSJ Manager, Thierry Bien-Aime at

Required qualifications:

  • Substantive national and/or international credits in the music industry and demonstrated expertise in jazz writing.
  • Experience teaching composition and arranging techniques with a focus on jazz, among other genres.
  • Proficiency with Digital Audio Workstations, such as ProTools, Abelton Live, Logic, Cubase and live engineering techniques.
  • Expertise with either Finale and/or Sibelius notation software.
  • Experience teaching non-traditional music students.
  • Doctoral degree in music is preferred. However, candidates with exceptional professional and/or academic credentials will also be considered.

Desired qualifications:

  • Proficiency in jazz piano, and jazz harmony.
  • Experience teaching in a university music school or conservatory context.

The University of Miami is a private, independent, comprehensive university with an enrollment of approximately 15,650 students from all fifty states and over 114 countries. The main campus is located in Coral Gables, a residential suburb of Miami. The Frost School of Music has an enrollment of approximately 750 majors in 31 programs leading toward B.A., B.M., B.S., M.M., M.S., D.M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. These programs are served by approximately 71 full-time and 45 part-time faculty members, and over 130 graduate teaching assistants.

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Posted: 9/3/2019
Application Due: 3/27/2020
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