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Clinical Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies, Non-Tenure Track
New York University

Date Posted Nov. 14, 2019
Title Clinical Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies, Non-Tenure Track
University New York University
New York, NY, United States
Department Music and Performing Arts Professions
Application Deadline Best consideration by January 10, 2020
Position Start Date September 2020
  • Assistant Professor
    Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
  • Music - Jazz

The New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development invites applications for a non-tenure track Clinical Assistant Professor position in the Jazz Studies program to begin September 2020. The appointed faculty member will join the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions. We are committed to substantially increasing the proportion of our faculty from historically underrepresented groups as we strive to create the most intellectually diverse, inclusive, and equitable institution that we can, and we highly encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Position Description: The Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions Jazz Studies Program has approximately 90 full-time students earning undergraduate, masters, advanced certificate, and doctoral degrees in instrumental performance and composition. We are seeking candidates with considerable experience teaching jazz studies at the university level and a professional resume that includes skills in arranging and composition, as well as brass performance.

Responsibilities: Steinhardt seeks a dynamic Clinical Assistant Professor who will teach undergraduate and graduate jazz studies classes and lessons. The successful candidate will be involved in academic advisement, auditions, curriculum development, ensembles, juries, recitals, and the administration thereof. They will advance efforts in student recruitment for jazz studies, continued development of the summer jazz studies programs, and community outreach. In addition, the candidate will participate in faculty meetings and serve on department, school, and/or university committees. Some professional activities are expected but cannot interfere with the fulfillment of departmental and school responsibilities.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree with extensive experience teaching at the university level or an earned graduate degree is required. Areas of professional experience include brass performance and/or arranging & composition, although other areas are welcome to apply

Applications: Please apply online via Interfolio with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, diversity statement (describing how you address diversity and inclusion in the scope of your teaching and broader work), and the names and contact information for three referees.

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, materials should be submitted no later than January 10, 2020. Additional information about the position can be obtained from Professor Dave Pietro, Search Committee Chair, at 212-998-5252 or

Steinhardt: Our mission is to advance knowledge, creativity, and innovation at the crossroads of culture, education, and human development. We have award-winning faculty and alumni engaged in ground-breaking research and artistic creation, at the cutting edge of their professions. NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions Jazz Studies Program prepares students to become leaders in today’s global jazz scene and encourages them to immerse themselves in the diverse musical culture of New York City. Our world-renowned faculty have the mastery to help students develop their potential as performers, and provide the real-world knowledge that will help them succeed in the world.

NYU’s dynamic Global Network University includes NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, and international programs and academic centers around the world. NYU Steinhardt faculty may have the opportunity to engage in research and teaching at these global study and research sites.

  • NYU is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer.

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Contact Information

  • Professor Dave Pietro
    Music and Performing Arts Professions
    New York University
    New York, NY
  • 212-998-5252


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