Employment Opportunities

University of Missouri School of Music


One-Semester Teaching Replacement – January-May 2017

Director of Jazz Performance Studies

 
Responsibilities:  Conduct Concert Jazz Band, teach graduate jazz improvisation and/or pedagogy, and
supervise two graduate assistants.  Coordinate the jazz performance studies area, which includes a jazz
certificate (for music majors) and jazz minor (for non-music majors). Assist with high school jazz festival
held in partnership with local high school in February.  Consult and collaborate appropriately with faculty in
other areas, and with a nationally recognized jazz presenting and educational organization, based in Columbia
called the “We Always Swing Jazz Series”. Provide appropriate service to the School and the University.
 
Qualifications:  Doctorate in jazz performance strongly preferred.  Master’s degree in jazz performance
together with significant and commensurate professional experience required.  Successful teaching record and
demonstrable success in jazz direction at the college or university level required.  Advanced performance
skills in an appropriate instrumental area required.  Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and administrative
skills, and a commitment to diversity required.
 
Rank/Salary/Benefits/Start Date:  Temporary Assistant Teaching Professor, full-time teaching replacement,
four months, $25,000, no benefits.  Appointment begins January 15, 2017 and ends May 15, 2017.  It will be
necessary to live in the Columbia area during this appointment time.

Application: Interested candidates should submit: (1) a detailed letter of application, (2) a full curriculum vitae, and (3) names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references. These materials should be sent to Dr. Julia Gaines, 140 Fine Arts Building, Columbia, MO, 65211.  No other materials should be submitted at this time. All applications received by November 1, 2016, will receive full consideration.

Music at the University of Missouri (MU): The MU School of Music comprises 40 full-time faculty members and nearly 300 music majors, and offers a full range of bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music.  Graduate music education degrees are offered in collaboration with the College of Education. MU is the oldest state university west of the Mississippi River and the flagship campus of the University of Missouri System. It is a Doctoral/Research Extensive institution, AAU member, and has a student body of over 34,000 students. MU is located in Columbia, a community of over 100,000 in mid-Missouri and a center of academic, cultural, medical, and business activity. Additional information about the School of Music is available at http://music.missouri.edu/.  The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.