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VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF JAZZ - PIANO/BASS

Requisition # 73534

Position Basics


Type of PositionOTHER
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Monday, December 10th, 2018
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:Music

Salary


Salary:Commensurate

Position Details


Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The University of Iowa seeks an innovative and professionally active performer/pedagogue to serve as a 1-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies beginning August 21, 2019.

The successful candidate will serve our undergraduate and graduate students as a progressive and creative educator and be able to teach a wide range of standard jazz curriculum courses. The Jazz Studies Area currently offers the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Jazz Studies and a (newly established) Bachelor of Music in Jazz. 



This is a full-time, 9-month, contract position beginning August 21, 2019.  Salary commensurate with experience. 



Review of applications begins January 15, 2019 and continues until filled. 



At the School of Music, students enjoy Big Ten resources in a small classroom setting. The 30-plus ensembles, large and small, create opportunities for every level of musician. Our 60 full-time faculty members are some of the most respected musicians, recording artists, researchers, authors, composers, conductors, and educators in the world, and the 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures students will work directly with faculty. The School of Music maintains a student body of approximately 450 music majors consisting of 235 undergraduate and 215 graduate students. Located near the heart of downtown Iowa City, Voxman Music Building is a state-of-the-art classroom, rehearsal, and performance facility that opened in 2016.



The School of Music and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.  The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.



 

Education Requirement:

Master of Music degree in jazz studies or related field (in hand by start date).



Preferred: Doctorate in Jazz Studies or related field (ABD Considered). 

Required Qualifications:

Significant professional performance experience.

Demonstrated successful college teaching in applied jazz piano (preferred) or bass (considered) and traditional jazz curriculum including improvisation, composition, arranging, jazz ensemble direction and pedagogy. 

Desirable Qualifications:

Performing and/or teaching experience in areas of popular music styles often overlooked by the academy, and/or beyond the jazz idiom.

Secondary skills in one or more of the following: music sequencing technology such as MIDI/looping applications, artist promotion, entrepreneurship or music business.


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Statement of Teaching Philosophy (2 page max)
Online links to examples of performance abilities
Graduate College transcripts
 Number of References:  3
 Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.   

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.


Contact Information


Contact:Kellie A Kucera - kellie-kucera@uiowa.edu
Clas-Performing Arts
Voxman Music Building
93 East Burlington Street
1400 M VOX
Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 319-335-1606



The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.

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