Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies, 50752 Location:
UMKC Volker Campus Full/Part Time:
Full-Time Job ID:
UMKC Conservatory - Division of Music Studies
Teach applied lessons in area of expertise; lead ensembles, including big band and smaller jazz ensembles; teach courses in improvisation and additional courses as needed by the area within the candidate's area of expertise; mentor students, particularly those from underserved communities; contribute to recruitment efforts of the jazz studies area; assist in administrative duties related to the jazz area; maintain a national/international profile as an artist and/or scholar; collaborate musically and artistically, both within and outside of the university; contribute to the performance, academic, and service environments characteristic of a Conservatory within a university; enrich the cultural environment of the Kansas City metropolitan community; participate actively in the intellectual life of the Conservatory and university by serving on graduate and faculty committees, as well as engaging in other Conservatory activities.
Demonstrated successful and innovative experience teaching jazz; professional experience and reputation at the national or international level as a jazz artist; experience as an ensemble leader; ability to attract quality undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds and experiences; strong commitment to teaching and mentorship, with a demonstrated record of success with students from historically marginalized and underrepresented communities; doctoral degree with a jazz emphasis or equivalent professional experience.
Full Time/Part Time
This is a full time, tenure-track, benefit eligible, nine-month appointment.
The appointment starts Fall of 2022.
Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Review of application materials will begin November 8, and will continue until the position is filled.
APPLICATION MATERIALS TO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE: Application form, application letter that addresses the candidate’s qualifications, curriculum vitae (including educational background, previous academic appointments, and artistic credentials), and recordings of recent performances including one leading a large ensemble.
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