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Open Rank Educator Track Faculty of Jazz Saxophone
University of Miami

Date Posted Oct. 21, 2020
Title Open Rank Educator Track Faculty of Jazz Saxophone
University University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL, United States
Department Frost School of Music
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 16, 2021
  • Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Music - Jazz

Open Rank Educator Track Faculty of Jazz Saxophone – Studio Music and Jazz

The University of Miami Frost School of Music is now accepting applications for a Full-Time Open Rank Educator Track Faculty of Jazz Saxophone in our Studio Music and Jazz Department, beginning in the Fall 2021 term. The salary is competitive, and rank of position will be commensurate with experience and education of the candidate. The successful candidate will have a strong record of accomplishment and an active career as an artist/performer. Preferred candidates will have significant teaching experience at the university/conservatory level. Expertise in recording arts and digital technology is desired.

Principal duties include direction and teaching in the Jazz Saxophone studio, ensemble coaching and/or teaching other jazz related courses such as jazz composition/arranging, improvisation, Latin Jazz, jazz history, etc. Duties also include participation in auditions, faculty committees, student advising and recruiting activities. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications sent on or before December 1, 2020 will receive full consideration.

Please upload letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, and 3 references, and email these documents along with link(s) to any samples/videos of work and/or performances to MSJ Manager, Thierry Bien-Aime at

Required qualifications:
Substantive national and/or international credits as an artist/performer and demonstrated expertise as a saxophonist/improviser.

Experience teaching a saxophone studio and coaching ensembles with a focus on jazz, among other genres.

Proficiency with Digital Audio Workstations such as Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Logic, Cubase and with live audio engineering techniques.

Expertise with either Finale and/or Sibelius notation software.

Experience teaching non-traditional music students.

Masters degree in music required, doctoral degree preferred. However, candidates with exceptional professional and/or academic credentials will also be considered.

Desired qualifications:
Proficiency in jazz piano and jazz harmony. Demonstrated excellence as a composer and/or arranger. Experience in performing and teaching woodwind doubles.

Experience teaching in a university music school or conservatory context.

  • The University of Miami is a private, independent, comprehensive university with an enrollment of approximately 15,650 students from all fifty states and over 114 countries. The main campus is located in Coral Gables, a residential suburb of Miami. The Frost School of Music has an enrollment of approximately 750 majors in 31 programs leading toward B.A., B.M., B.S., M.M., M.S., D.M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. These programs are served by approximately 71 full-time and 45 part-time faculty members, and over 130 graduate teaching assistants.

    The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law.

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Contact Information

  • Thierry Bien-Aime
    Frost School of Music
    University of Miami
    5499 San Amaro Dr
    Suite 303
    Coral Gables, FL 33146
  • 3052844886
  • 3052842290


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