The Division of Jazz Studies in the University of North Texas College of Music invites applications for Assistant/Associate Professor of Jazz (tenure-track or tenured), beginning August 2021. Duties may include: TEACHING - undergraduate and graduate courses in jazz research, jazz theory, jazz history, and other areas of specialization, depending on the candidate's experience and qualifications; serve on undergraduate and graduate advisory committees (BM, MM, and DMA); RESEARCH - contribute original scholarship to a national/international audience through publications in peer-reviewed journals, conference presentations, and through scholarly monographs; and SERVICE - recruit undergraduate and graduate students into the Division of Jazz Studies; serve on divisional/college/university committees; participate in professional organizations (JEN, AMS, SMT, CMS, etc.), and perform other duties as assigned by the Division and/or College.
Doctorate in music (PhD, DMA, DMus, etc.) in jazz studies, music theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, or music history at the time of appointment; evidence of excellence in college-level teaching; an active research agenda; expertise in jazz and related genres, as evidenced in a dissertation and scholarly publications/conference presentations; expertise and/or enthusiasm for student recruiting; and commitment to high standards, professional ethics, and collegiality.
Undergraduate or master's degree in Jazz Studies preferred but not required. Experience in teaching jazz courses (theory and/or history) at the undergraduate and graduate levels; experience and/or expertise in teaching non-jazz theory courses.
Posting Number: F323P
Special Instructions to Applicants
Cover letter that speaks to the required and preferred qualifications of the position
One example of professional writing
Statement (300 words or less) uploaded as "Other Document" speaking to your commitment, previous record, and/or future plans for mentoring and recruiting a diverse student population, as well as fostering a more inclusive curriculum and learning environment
Names and contact information for three references
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