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Job ID: 139365

Asst Professor
University of North Texas

Date Posted Feb. 26, 2020
Title Asst Professor
University University of North Texas
Denton, TX, United States
Department UNT-Jazz Studies-134330
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Music - Jazz
    Music - General

Department Summary
UNT is a tier-one research university with 14 colleges and schools offering 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs. Located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, UNT has an enrollment of 39,000 students. The College of Music of the University of North Texas offers one of the largest comprehensive music programs among American universities. Approximately 1,600 students enroll annually in undergraduate and graduate programs taught by globally acclaimed faculty. For more information, visit the College of Music website at Besides world-class Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees in the performance of jazz and classical music, the College of Music has a comprehensive program of Master’s and PhD degrees in Music, with emphases in Composition, Music Theory, Music History, Ethnomusicology, Music Education, Music Entrepreneurship (MBA only), and Performing Arts Health (Ph.D. only). The College hosts a vibrant, multi-cultural music atmosphere. The One O’Clock Lab Band has earned seven Grammy Award nominations and regularly tours the U.S. and abroad. The Willis Music Library is one of the largest in the nation and is a vital resource for top-tier jazz research. The College of Music hosts a vibrant, multi-cultural music atmosphere, and we encourage applicants who will contribute to our commitment to gender parity, diversity, and inclusion.

Position Summary
The Division of Jazz Studies in the College of Music invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Jazz History beginning August 2020. Duties will include: teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in jazz history and research, including courses in areas of specialization and an occasional general-education jazz-history course; maintaining an active program of research and refereed scholarly publication; recruiting students into the graduate program in Jazz Studies; serving on undergraduate and graduate advisory committees (BM, MA, PhD, and DMA); serving on divisional/college/university committees; and other duties as assigned by the Division and/or College.

Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in music, ethnomusicology, or musicology at time of appointment with a focus on jazz and related genres; excellence in college-level teaching as demonstrated by successful service as a faculty member and/or teaching assistant; an active research agenda; expertise in jazz music and related genres as evidenced in a Ph.D. dissertation and scholarly publications.

Preferred Qualifications
Undergraduate or master’s degree in Jazz Studies preferred. Experience with online teaching.

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