The School of Music invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies. This is a 9-month, tenure-track, benefits-eligible appointment to begin August 2024. Primary responsibilities will include directing the jazz ensemble(s), coaching jazz combos, teaching applied music, and/or teaching courses in Jazz History, Rhythm Section Concepts, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Theory and Arranging. The successful candidate will be expected to continue an active performing career, both outside of the university and at the School of Music. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong potential for recruitment.
The School of Music seeks to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. The School strongly encourages applicants of women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups.
Special Instructions To Application:
ECU requires applicants to complete a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position at ecu.peopleadmin.com. Candidates must also upload the following items:
- Cover letter
- List of five references with contact information
- Brief statement of teaching philosophy and recruitment strategies
- List of electronic links to performances of solos and collaborative repertoire, including live performances (please include date). One current video of teaching a large ensemble and/or combo is required. Links should be in streaming format only.
Proper documentation of identity, employability, and official transcripts are required upon offer of employment. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, 2-3 Letters of Recommendation will be required. An automatic email will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the references section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of Recommendation submitted via the applicant tracking system will be verified and considered toward meeting this requirement.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
Master's degree in music required. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching. Outstanding artistry in solo performance, chamber music, and/or ensemble performance experience is also required. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong potential for recruiting and maintaining an outstanding studio.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 932432
Organizational Unit Overview:
East Carolina University is a public doctoral/research university in Greenville, North Carolina, with an enrollment of nearly 29,000 students. It is the third largest university in North Carolina. ECU offers 87 bachelor's degree programs, 69 master's degree programs, 13 research doctoral degrees, 5 professional doctoral degrees, the Brody School of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine.
The School of Music, in the College of Fine Arts and Communication, has an enrollment of over 250 music majors and minors with over 50 faculty and staff. The school is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.