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Music - Assistant Professor of Music Jazz and American Improvised Music Tenure Track Faculty (Category I)

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IMPORTANT: in order to be considered as applicant YOU MUST FILL OUT THE APPLICATION AT https://www.msudenverjobs.com. References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information. Please note you may submit copies of transcripts at the time of application. This is optional and is not required. If you wish to submit them and are unable to at the time of application please send them to Mark Taylor at taymarke@msudenver.edu. When uploading your documents, please upload a link to representative audio and/or video recordings of recent performances under "Other Document." Semi-finalists will be required to provide representative audio and/or video recordings of recent performances and three letters of recommendation. Digital media, such as streaming video, is preferred. Official transcripts will be required of all finalists. If you cannot attach any documents at time of application, please submit them electronically to Mark Taylor at taymarke@msudenver.edu Label it as Search # F 125 Hard Copies can be submitted to: Metropolitan State University of Denver Music Department Campus Box 58, P.O. Box 173362 Denver, CO 80217-3362 This posting will close at midnight MST on the closing date.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number F00513
Position Title Music - Assistant Professor of Music Jazz and American Improvised Music Tenure Track Faculty (Category I)
Position Number F 125
Salary for Announcement

Commensurate with experience and education

Employee Category Faculty
Department MUS - Music
EClass Code FT Faculty-10 mo with benes
Position Summary

Assistant Professor of Music, Full Time Tenure-Track, Jazz and American Improvised Music

Duties/Responsibilities

Teach a 12 hour load per semester. Teach in a variety of areas within the Jazz and American Improvised Music concentration as related to candidate’s background and experience. Teaching areas may include studio instruction on candidate’s primary instrument, directing and/or composing for jazz ensembles and combos, and other courses as appropriate. Maintain national visibility as a jazz performer and/or composer, and national visibility as a teacher. Assist with the coordination of the jazz area of the department. Work in partnership with faculty colleagues to recruit and retain students. Advise students, participate in scholarly professional activities, and perform department, university and community service. Perform other duties as assigned.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups. Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.

Required Qualifications

ABD; or Master’s Degree plus significant local recognition as a performer and/or composer.

Preferred Qualifications

Successful college teaching experience.

Demonstrable knowledge of major bands, composers, performers, recordings, and teaching methods in Jazz and American improvised music from the 1900s to the present.

The successful candidate must have the ability to work with, and be sensitive to, the needs of a diverse urban population.

Posting date 02/01/2018
Closing date 02/28/2018
Closing Instructions Close on Closing Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: in order to be considered as applicant YOU MUST FILL OUT THE APPLICATION AT https://www.msudenverjobs.com.

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Please note you may submit copies of transcripts at the time of application. This is optional and is not required. If you wish to submit them and are unable to at the time of application please send them to Mark Taylor at taymarke@msudenver.edu.

When uploading your documents, please upload a link to representative audio and/or video recordings of recent performances under “Other Document.”

Semi-finalists will be required to provide representative audio and/or video recordings of recent performances and three letters of recommendation. Digital media, such as streaming video, is preferred.

Official transcripts will be required of all finalists.

If you cannot attach any documents at time of application, please submit them electronically to Mark Taylor at taymarke@msudenver.edu
Label it as Search # F 125
Hard Copies can be submitted to:
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Music Department
Campus Box 58, P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362

This posting will close at midnight MST on the closing date.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. References
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Unofficial Transcripts

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