Assistant Professor in Jazz Studies

Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY
$70,000 to $80,000
Posted On:
November 16, 2023


Assistant Professor in Jazz Studies Location: Music Open Date: Nov 01, 2023 Deadline: Nov 30, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time Description The Department of Music at Stony Brook University seeks a jazz musician and educator with a national and/or international reputation to serve as Director of Jazz Studies at Stony Brook on a full-time, tenure track line. Applicants should have a stellar reputation as a performer and teacher/mentor, profound understanding of the art and craft of jazz, and experience teaching advanced students. The Director of Jazz Studies will work collaboratively with other jazz faculty to oversee the entire jazz program, which includes undergraduate and graduate performance classes in improvisation, supervision of Stony Brook's Big Band, supervision of undergraduate and graduate small ensembles, and lessons to jazz-playing and other performance students. The department also offers an undergraduate course in Jazz History. The Director will organize, program, and lead concerts, work with the Director of the Stony Brook Jazz Loft to foster the significant community engagement piece of the Jazz Program, and assist the Department in (potential) future hires in the larger area of African American Music and related Interdisciplinary areas. The Director will also mentor graduate (MA and DMA) teaching assistants in their teaching of undergraduates, and will be responsible for inviting guest jazz artists and pedagogues to work and perform with our students. The Director will advise graduate students in the Jazz Program, including in their academic work. We seek a person who has a unifying vision for Performance, Composition, and Critical Music Studies within our program, centered on Jazz and the larger study of African American music. Contributions to expanding philanthropic giving or to grant writing is a plus. The Director of Jazz Studies will join a faculty of nationally- and internationally-renowned performers. For more information, see Academic Jobs Online link. Qualifications Required Qualifications: • National and/or international reputation as an outstanding jazz • artist. • Excellence as a performer of jazz in a variety of styles. • Experience teaching jazz (including one-on-one lessons or coaching), including to advanced musicians (i.e. to graduate students or professional-level musicians). • Experience in jazz composition or arranging. Preferred Qualifications: • Experience leading a small or large jazz band and programming and directing performances. • Experience programming and leading concerts. • Experience directing a jazz program in a collegiate setting. • Demonstrated ability to recruit accomplished musicians as students. • Experience guiding undergraduate and/or graduate students through an academic degree in jazz. • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through such outreach teaching jazz history in its social and cultural contest or other course development, writings, event planning in educational settings, course and/or other activities. Application Instructions To apply, visit APPLICATION PROCEDURE: In order to ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 30, 2023. Applicants should complete the Academic Jobs Online application at LINK HERE. Electronic submission of material is required. Please include these materials: 1) letter of application explicitly addressing all required and preferred qualifications, in tandem with a 2) c.v. that includes performance and teaching experience, and 3) links to recordings and/or videos of live performances. The candidate should include a link in one of the submitted documents, or as a separate PDF, to a cloud-storage service such as Google Drive or SoundCloud, where the materials are stored (this may include commercially released recordings, notated scores of original compositions or arrangements, published writings, or other representative work samples that address the qualifications). Candidates who advance to the mid-search round will be asked additionally for three letters of recommendation. STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. APPLICATIONS FROM WOMEN, PEOPLE OF COLOR, DISABLED PERSONS, AND/OR SPECIAL DISABLED OR VIETNAM ERA VETERANS ARE ESPECIALLY WELCOME. The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request . It can also be viewed online at the University Police website at Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information,veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws. Copyright ©2022 Inc. All rights reserved. jeid-31a69bacc61c964fa2d840bc84713b72

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