Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Instrumental Music/
Director of Jazz Studies
Position Number: FT069
Division: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Recruitment Pool: Open to General Public
Position Type: Salaried/Full-Time Faculty/Tenure track
Posting Date: April 12, 2013
Closing Date: Open until Filled
Work Days: Monday – Friday
Working Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Class Schedules Vary)
REPSONSIBILITIES: The Director of Jazz Studies serves as educational and administrative leader of the jazz studies program and reports to the Chair of the Department of Music along with conducting the University Jazz Ensemble and coordinate jazz combos. Additional teaching responsibilities may include, but are not limited to applied music and or jazz related courses such as jazz history, improvisation, theory and repertoire. The candidate is expected to fully participate in all departmental advising/mentoring activities, recruitment, promoting the department within the state, nationally and internationally and must be effective in fulfilling committee service, grantsmanship, and be significantly active in creative and/or research activities consistent with all faculty appointments. He/she must plan and execute local, state or national performing and recruitment tours each year and participate in professional organizations. In addition, the Director of Jazz Studies is expected to participate fully in departmental, university and community performance obligations consistent with all ensemble
QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in music required. Doctorate preferred (or equivalent in professional experience). Preference will be given to candidates with university-level teaching and administrative experience as well as significant professional experience in jazz performance and on-going creative activity in the jazz area. Candidate should have a strong background in the study, performance and teaching of Jazz music and proven ability in recruiting , developing, and maintaining a high quality Jazz Studies program. Candidate must have the ability to build and maintain professional relationships and to work collaboratively with public school band programs and the ability to teach, advise and mentor students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience.
Application Procedure: Applicants should complete a Claflin University Faculty Application located on our website, send a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, copies of transcripts of all graduate work, three current letters of recommendation and the addresses, telephone numbers and emails of at least five references. Additional supporting documents should include a videotape of the candidate conducting his/her assigned instrumental ensemble (rehearsal preferred). Please include return postage if return of video and supporting material is desired. Send all above materials to:
Dr. Isaiah McGee, Chair
Department of Music
400 Magnolia Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115
Email: Imcgee@claflin.edu http://www.claflin.edu/about-claflin/human-resources/employment/faculty-job-postings
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Human Resources Office before the closing date. Office Number: 803-535-5635 TDD Number: 1-800-735-8583 (TDD).
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