Assistant Professor of Music (Jazz Studies) / Director, Jazz Studies
Assistant Professor of Music (Jazz Studies) / Director, Jazz Studies
Job ID: 222674
Location: Columbus State University
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
The Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University is located in the state-of-the-art RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, a cornerstone of CSU's RiverPark campus, where all the academic units of the College of the Arts are located. The quality of the faculty and the facilities is bringing international attention to the school. The school regularly hosts guest artists from around the world. With about 250 music majors, it offers bachelor's degrees in performance, music education, and music (B.A.), as well as master's degrees in performance and a graduate-level Artist Diploma. An innovative conservatory curriculum, approved by the USG Board of Regents in 2015, recognizes that the Schwob School of Music will continue to emphasize excellence in music performance across its programs.
Columbus State University provides a creative, deeply personal and relevant college experience. The University aspires to have faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Columbus region. Serving the Southeast while attracting students from around the world, Columbus State thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment. Students at Columbus State University find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world. Just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus State University is a proud member of the University System of Georgia, enrolling more than 8,400 students in a wide variety of degree programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education. Among public regional universities in the South, Columbus State University recently ranked No. 46 in the “Best Colleges” rankings by U.S. News & World Report and No. 1 in the “Best Online Colleges in Georgia” for providing the best opportunities and value for students seeking online training and educational programs by the Affordable Colleges Online.
Columbus State University has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence - the Spencer House - in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia: the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army's Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at www.ColumbusState.edu.
Inclusion is one of Columbus State University's values. The 2018-2023 Strategic Plan specifically states that we will work “to attain a level of diversity among faculty and staff that more closely reflects the student population.” The range of diverse students at CSU is reflected by the diverse student organizations, including Collegiate 100 Men of CSU, Collegiate Women of Columbus State University, Minority Association of Premedical/Prehealth Students, Pride +, CHispA, and others.
The Joyce and Henry Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University seeks an exceptional Director of Jazz Studies (Assistant or Associate Professor of Music in Jazz Studies). This is a tenure track, full-time position to begin August 2021.
Responsibilities include: leading the Jazz Studies program at CSU, including advising for the jazz minor: teach courses in Jazz Improvisation and Theory (four-course sequence), Jazz History, and Jazz Literature and Appreciation. Other courses may be assigned as appropriate and according to the needs of the school. Additional responsibilities include directing the Schwob Jazz Orchestra; coordinating small jazz ensembles; building professional relationships with local, regional, and national jazz institutions; maintain ongoing professional development in creative and/or scholarly activities; assist in the recruitment of highly qualified music majors; and participate in department, university, and professional service.
Key qualifications include a demonstrated potential to lead a college jazz program of distinction; significant experience in performance and show potential for scholarly contributions to the field of jazz studies; and a record of success as a teacher.
Preference may be given to candidates with a completed doctorate in music. Applicants who are ABD will be considered; and significant and sustained professional distinction in lieu of a degree will also be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in teaching at the college level. Preference may be given to candidates with professional performance experience.
Required Documents to Attach
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.
Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:
- Statement of Interest and Qualifications
- Curriculum Vitae
- Three references with emails and current telephone numbers (Will not be contacted without prior notification)
All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University's online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration. If applicable, any international transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to submission.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Scott Harris, Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907; or email to [email protected].
Conditions of Employment
A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.
To apply, visit https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=30000&JobOpeningId=222674&PostingSeq=1
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