University of Pittsburgh

Coordinator of Jazz Studies

The Department of Music of the University of Pittsburgh seeks to make a faculty appointment in Jazz Studies beginning September 1, 2012, pending budgetary approval. The appointment will be made at the level of Assistant Professor in the tenure stream.

Title: Coordinator of Jazz Studies

Duties: Teach undergraduate courses in jazz (courses include History of Jazz, Arranging, Improvisation, and Jazz Ensemble); administer jazz program and the Academy of Jazz-African American Music program under the supervision and direction of the current Director of Jazz Studies. Share in departmental responsibilities.

Qualifications: Master’s or higher degree in music; record of excellence in lecturing on jazz history and related subjects; outstanding international record of accomplishment in jazz performance, recording, composition/arranging; potential for distinguished leadership in the field of jazz studies; interest in working with colleagues in the department and in related disciplines. 

For the Coordinator of Jazz Studies position, we seek a colleague with a special combination of skills as dedicated teacher, musician, and administrator, who will continue and strengthen our program in jazz studies and who will work closely with other members of our faculty. The jazz program includes the Academy of Jazz–African American Music; the annual Jazz Seminar, Concert, and outreach program; International Jazz Archives; International Jazz Archives Journal; International Jazz Hall of Fame; and William Robinson Studio.

The Department of Music offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in a liberal-arts curriculum—including a jazz-oriented B.A. track—and Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees with concentrations in composition and theory, ethnomusicology, jazz studies, and historical musicology.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, samples of their work (1 commercially released compact disc, and 1 score of an original composition or arrangement with accompanying compact disc) and three letters of reference to:

Coordinator of Jazz Studies Search Committee
Department of Music
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
(412) 624-4126

In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 13, 2012. Electronic applications will not be accepted.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer.  We particularly invite applications from women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia.

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