Assistant Professor, Jazz Studies

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Assistant Professor, Jazz Studies




School of Music


Music School

Advertised Salary Range:

Commensurate with Experience

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Full Time

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Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

Basis :

9 months

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Advertised Job Summary:

The Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies will teach courses related to his or her expertise from the following: Jazz Composition, Jazz Theory, Jazz History, Jazz Pedagogy, Improvisation, and Applied Jazz as well as coach jazz ensembles. Recruiting students for the jazz studies program and serving on instrumental juries and recital/audition committees is also required. Advising and supervising student activities such as outreach performances is expected. Other instructional responsibilities will be determined by candidate qualifications and departmental needs. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a record of performances, recordings, and publications at the regional, national and international levels in accordance with tenure and promotion guidelines at the University of South Carolina. Responsibilities may include serving as Coordinator of CSAM (Center for Southern African-American Music) depending on candidate qualifications.

CSAM is housed at the School of Music and was created to preserve for future generations, oral histories, music recordings and film footage of African-American Music in the South as well as to capture music as it exists today through field and audio/video recordings. The coordinator will work with the African American Studies Program, the College of Arts and Sciences and UofSC Libraries to expand and promote the CSAM collection.

Required Education and Experience:

Doctorate or Master’s degree with commensurate experience in the field of Jazz Studies is required. Documented experience as a jazz educator and ensemble director at the college level and a record of significant professional experience as a jazz performer is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

The School of Music Vision Statement identifies Five Core Values and encourages applications from candidates who have interests and abilities that align with these and can demonstrate such:
1. pursuing EXCELLENCE; 2. devotion to STUDENT SUCCESS; 3. focusing on producing MUSIC LEADERS; 4. emphasizing the preparation of the MUSICIAN-EDUCATOR; 5. creating DIVERSELY SKILLED MUSICIANS.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three current letters of recommendation. Please include contact information for two additional professional references. Include links to recordings of three recent performances. Additional supporting materials should not be provided unless requested.

The search process will continue until the position is filled, but priority screening will
begin on or shortly after December 15, 2020.

This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.




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Job No:
Posted: 10/25/2020
Application Due: 12/18/2020
Work Type: Full Time