Job Board

This resource is intended to help JEN members share jobs and opportunities with the jazz community. If you are a JEN member, and have a job opening to add on here, please send the job title, the school/organization name (with city & state), and a hyperlink to the job description online, to office@jazzednet.org.

A special thank you goes to our JEN Jazz Research Interest Group for compiling the listings.

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Professor at the Center for Electronic and Computer Music

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN


Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor of Jazz Studies

David and Thelma Steward Institute for Jazz Studies at the University of Missouri

St. Louis, MO


Visiting Position in Jazz Studies, Department of Music

Williams College

Williamstown, MA


Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Arts Administration

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY


Curator for the Hogan Jazz Archive, Special Collections Division

Tulane University

New Orleans, LA


Assistant Professor in Music – Director of Jazz Studies

California Polytechnic State University

San Luis Obispo, California

 


Assistant Professor of Music/Director of Jazz Studies

Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI
application deadline: Dec. 16, 2018

Full-time Faculty in Jazz Piano

The Peabody Conservatory at the Johns Hopkins University

The Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University invites applications and nominations for a full-time faculty position in Jazz Piano to begin in the fall semester 2019. Responsibilities include: building and teaching a studio of undergraduate piano majors; teaching classes in the Jazz Studies Department appropriate to the candidate’s areas of expertise (Jazz Arranging, Jazz theory, Jazz Ear-Training and Jazz ensemble instruction); contributing to the musical life of the Peabody Conservatory including participating in recruitment, auditions, juries, and recitals.


Visiting Director of Jazz Studies

Williams College (WIlliamstown, MA)

The Department of Music at Williams College announces a one-semester visiting appointment in Jazz Studies from February through May 2020.

Duties include direction of the  Williams Jazz Ensemble and Williams Jazz Repertory Ensemble. Teach one course in Jazz Harmony within the music theory sequence.  Masters, doctorate or equivalent professional experience required, and large and small jazz ensemble conducting and direction as well as experience teaching jazz harmony at the college level preferred. All application materials must be submitted through link.


Professor – UCLA Global Jazz Studies
University of California, Los Angeles

Assistant Professor- Arts & Culture Media

Rutgers University


Part-Time Instructor of Music Industries Studies

University of the Incarnate Word


Assistant Professor

Eastern Kentucky University


Music Department- Ethnomusicology Lecturer Pool (Ongoing)

UC Santa Cruz


Recording Industry (Music Business), Tenure-Track Faculty

Middle Tennessee State University


Part Time Faculty- Music (Jazz)

City Colleges of Chicago


Assistant/Associate Professor of Music- Director of Bands

Millikin University


Artist/Teacher of Trumpet

University of Colorado Boulder


Applied Instrumental Music Instructor

Southwestern Michigan College


Director of Instrumental Activities

Occidental College


Assistant Professor – Jazz and Commercial Vocal Coach

Millikin University, Decatur, IL


Jazz Academy Instructor

Jazz Arts Initiative (JAI)


Director

Louis Armstrong House Museum


Adjunct Professor of Jazz Studies

Liberty University


Music 11 & 80 Lecturer Pool

UC Santa Cruz Music Dept.


Music Vocalist (Tenure Track)

St. Olaf College


Part-Time Faculty – Music (Jazz)

City Colleges of Chicago – Wilbur Wright College


Instructor of Music (NTE) – Jazz (Part time)

The University of Arizona


Adjunct Part Time Faculty – Fine & Applied Arts (Music)

University of North Texas


Temp. Lecturer Position – Studio Teacher – Jazz Piano

University of California (Irvine)


Asst. Professor of Commercial Music & Jazz Studies

Liberty University


Managing Director

The Nash


Assoc. Prof./Dir. of Jazz Studies

Texas Southern University


Assoc. Dir. of Bands/Jazz Specialist

California Baptist University


Assistant Prof. of Instrumental Music

Iowa Wesleyan University


Commercial Music Temp. Faculty Position

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania


Lecturer

Ithaca College


Assistant Prof. of Music Education

Rider University


Music Industry Faculty

Middle Tennessee State University


Assistant Professor of Music

Florida Southern College


Instructor/Assistant Professor of Music

Chestnut Hill College (Philadelphia)


Lecturer of Music

Kennesaw State University (GA)


Assistant Director, Academic Affairs

School of Jazz & Contemporary Music – The New School


Archivist, John Cotton Dana Library

Rutgers University – Newark, NJ


Executive Director

Nashville Jazz Workshop – Nashville, TN

The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the NJW Board of Directors.


Program Associate

Preservation Hall Foundation

Preservation Hall Foundation seeks a Program Associate to work closely with the Director of Programs and Executive Director to help plan, implement, and manage programs for the Preservation Hall Foundation. The Program Associate will also support other staff with development, web content, and more. This position is perfect for individuals seeking to explore and develop new programming ideas, while helping strengthen Preservation Hall Foundation’s already robust programming.

Preference will be given to applicants who submit material before March 19th, 2018. Position open until filled.


Jazz Studies (One-year position)

Grinnell College


Project Manager, Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra 2019 World Tour

The Smithsonian Institution


Global Entertainment & Music Business Faculty (Valencia, Spain)

Berklee College of Music


Jazz Studies & Music Technology Lecturer

University of Central Oklahoma


Instructor of Jazz Studies

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Assistant/Associate Professor – Saxophone & Jazz

Texas A&M


Jazz Studies Instructors/Special Assistant Professors

Colorado State University


Part-time Conductor

Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra (Dallas, TX)

This position leads our inaugural year of offering GDYO’s newest ensemble – The GDYO Jazz Orchestra.  This ensemble will be composed primarily of high school students who play at an advanced level.  The conductor position involves artistic oversight of the GDYO’s Jazz Program and all Jazz ensembles, and meets on Sunday afternoons from August to May. The candidate must possess training and experience in teaching, performing, and conducting and must have demonstrated a strong desire and ability to work with students of high school age.


Full-time Assistant Professor of Jazz Drumset

Desautels Faculty of Music

University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB CANADA)

The Desautels Faculty of Music invites applications for a full-time tenure-track probationary position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Jazz Drumset, commencing July 1, 2018. The applicant must hold an advanced degree from a recognized university, or an equivalent combination of education, professional performance, and teaching/coaching experience. She/he will play a critical role in student recruitment. Teaching responsibilities include applied jazz drumset, and coaching small ensembles. Consideration will be given to candidates capable of teaching one or more of the following: Jazz History, Theory, Composition and Arranging, Improvisation, Pedagogy, and developing courses open to Music students in other undergraduate programs.


Full-time Assistant Professor of Jazz Bass

Desautels Faculty of Music

University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB CANADA)

The Desautels Faculty of Music invites applications for a full-time tenure-track probationary position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Jazz Bass, commencing July 1, 2018. The applicant must hold an advanced degree from a recognized university, or an equivalent combination of education, professional performance, and teaching/coaching experience. She/he will play a critical role in student recruitment. Teaching responsibilities include applied jazz bass, and coaching small ensembles. Consideration will be given to candidates capable of teaching one or more of the following: Jazz History, Theory, Composition and Arranging, Improvisation, Pedagogy, and developing courses open to Music students in other undergraduate programs.


Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Education, Full time

The University of Florida School of Music


Coordinator of Music Education and Assistant Professor of Music, Full time

Sonoma State University


Director of Jazz Studies (Open Rank)

The School of Theatre & Music (STM) at the University of Illinois at Chicago


Assistant Professor or Associate Professor and Chair of Music Industry

The University of Hartford’s Hartt School


Teacher of Jazz Piano

University of Michigan


Assistant Professor, Jazz Studies (Tenure-Track)

Louisiana State University


Full time Saxophone studio instruction

Baldwin Wallace University (Berea, OH)


Full time Assistant Professor

The California State University (Fresno, CA)   

The Department of Music in the College of Arts & Humanities at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic-year position as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies.


Front Range Community College, Part Time Instructor, History of Jazz

Front Range Community College (Brighton, CO)

Part-time, temporary position with no benefits except Colorado State retirement, PERA. Preliminary screening will be made on the basis of completed application package submitted by candidate.


Full-time Assistant Professor of Trombone

The University of North Carolina (Charlotte, NC)

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Trombone, to begin on August 15, 2018. The primary responsibility is to teach trombone to undergraduate music majors. Candidates who can make additional pedagogical contributions to one or more of our degree concentrations in composition, jazz studies, liberal arts, music education, and performance are particularly encouraged to apply. Faculty members are also expected to actively participate in student recruitment and provide service to the campus, community, and profession.


Adjunct Instructor, Faculty Equivalent

University of North Texas

The Department of Jazz Studies seeks qualified individuals for its Adjunct Instructor Pool and welcomes applicants at any time. This posting is for the Fall 2017, Spring 2018, and Summer 2018 semesters. The specific courses involved may vary from semester to semester and openings to teach these courses develop on a periodic basis, depending on department teaching needs.


Full-time Assistant Professor of Trumpet

The University of North Carolina (Charlotte, NC)

The primary responsibility is to teach trumpet to undergraduate music majors. Candidates who can make additional pedagogical contributions to one or more of our degree concentrations in composition, jazz studies, liberal arts, music education, and performance are particularly encouraged to apply. Faculty members are also expected to actively participate in student recruitment and provide service to the campus, community, and profession. Date Review of Applications will Begin at 11/01/2017.


Production Manager, Jazz

Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild (Pittsburgh, PA)

Manages and oversees all production aspects of MCG Jazz events.  Maintains concert hall, recording studio facility and equipment. Responsible for completion and organization of work flow as determined by the MCG Jazz Director and Executive Producer and assists in projects as assigned. Interacts and/or collaborates frequently with other Manchester Bidwell Corporation staff, performing artists and their representatives and production teams, and is responsible for hiring and managing all outside production personnel.  Interested Persons may submit their resume to hr@manchesterbidwell.org.   


Full time, Music Technology/Education

The John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University (Montclair, NJ)

Responsible for teaching courses in graduate and undergraduate music technology and music education curriculum, while also developing and supporting new strategies for music technology programs and curricula. Start Date: September 1, 2018. Application deadline: Until filled. Send letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, and names of three references to Dr. Robert Cart, Director, John J. Cali School of Music, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ 07043. Electronic submissions preferred cartr@montclair.edu Phone: (973) 655-7212.


Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Jazz Studies,

The Department of Music, Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA)

Full time, tenure-track assistant professor position to begin September 1, 2018.


Professor, Instrumental Music Education

Florida State University

Teach undergraduate and graduate classes for instrumental music education students; work with pre-service and in-service music teachers; provide leadership for FSU’s thriving summers-only MME program; participate in professional service activities nationally and internationally appropriate to the rank. Start Date: August 2018. Priority review will be given to applications received by November 13, 2017, but will continue until position is filled.


Assistant Professor in Music

Fitchburg State University (Fitchburg, MA)

The university is seeking a assistant professor to lead the Concert Band and Jazz Band, and to teach music appreciation courses (particularly World Music), Music Technology, and Commonwealth of the Arts (an interdisciplinary arts and humanities course) in a liberal arts setting to non-Music majors. Start Date: September 1, 2018. Review will begin immediately and remains open until November 20, 2017.


Director of the School of Music

California State University, Fullerton

At the rank of tenured Associate Professor or Professor.  Application review will begin immediately. To be assured of full consideration, please submit all materials by December 4, 2017.  Appointment date is July 1, 2018


Jazz Artist Teacher & the Richard and Elizabeth Case Director of Jazz Studies,  

Johns Hopkins University Peabody Institute (Baltimore, MD).

Note: Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.


Assistant Professor of Music, Jazz Saxophone

Florida State University

The Florida State University is seeking to appoint an assistant professor to teach undergraduate and graduate jazz saxophone lessons. undergraduate and graduate jazz saxophone lessons. Start Date: August 2018. Priority review will be given to applications received by September 11, 2017, but will continue until position is filled.


Director of Jazz Studies, The Department of Music

Pacific Lutheran University

Required Qualifications: Terminal degree (DMA or PhD) in Performance, Jazz Studies, Jazz Performance, or Jazz Studies as a secondary area on a doctoral degree. ABD will be considered, but terminal degree must be in hand by September 1, 2018. Master’s degree plus justifiable professional experience and recognition may substitute for the terminal degree. Review of application materials will begin November 1, 2017, but the position will remain open until filled.


Director of Jazz Studies, Peabody Institute

The Johns Hopkins University

A review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017. Applications must be submitted through InterFolio and include the following: Nominations and/or letter of application; Curriculum vitae; Three letters of recommendation.


Full-time, Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Music (Jazz and Improvisation)

University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia)

Salary: $98,755 – $117,290 p.a. (Level B) or $120,993 – $139,510 p.a. (Level C), plus 17% superannuation. Level of appointment is subject to qualifications and experience. Applications close: 18 Sep 2017 11:55PM AUS Eastern Standard Time.


Assistant Professor, Jazz

The Music Program at the University of Portland

Required Qualifications: A doctorate degree is required at appointment. Experience at the university level is required. Start Date: August 15, 2018. Applications will be reviewed starting October 16th, 2017; the position is open until filled. Qualified applicants should submit the following in electronic form to hanign@up.edu


Full-Time, Assistant Professor of Jazz Composition

The University of Northern Colorado School of Music

The University of Northern Colorado School of Music is searching for an innovative composer to serve as an Assistant Professor of Jazz Composition beginning August 13, 2018. Experience teaching at the collegiate level or equivalent professional experience and terminal degree preferred.


Applied Instrumental Music Instructor

Southwestern Michigan College

Southwestern Michigan College is seeking an Applied Instrumental Music Instructor.All applicants must demonstrate the ability to promote active and collaborative learning through a variety of teaching methods, as well as relate to students. Excellent organization and communication skills as well as the demonstrated use of instructional technology are required.The hiring manager for this position is Dr. Jon Korzun. Please contact him if you have any questions regarding the position – jkorzun@swmich.edu or (269) 782-1225.


The South Dakota Board of Regents

The South Dakota Board of Regents is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Board of Regents will take Affirmative Action to ensure that all employment practices are free of discrimination.This system allows applicants to search vacancies, complete an application, and attach application materials via this website. The system is for all six SD public universities and the two special schools.


Full-time, Assistant Professor of Music – Jazz/Commercial Music,

University of Memphis (Memphis, TN)

The University of Memphis invites applications for the following nine-month, tenure-track position in the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music beginning August, 2018. Review of applications will begin September 30th and may continue until the position is filled.


Assistant Professor of Music-Jazz, Director of Jazz Studies, Pacific Lutheran University: Review of application materials will begin November 1, 2017, but the position will remain open until filled.


Assistant/Associate Dean for Artistic Programming and Operations, Oberlin College: Review of applications will begin on August 14, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. http://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/5053.


Jazz Music-Voice/Guitar/Piano, Greenfield Community College: In order to be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Greenfield Community College account by clicking on the APPLY NOW tab.


Faculty (Adjunct) – Music, The Music Department of Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking a pool of qualified candidates with demonstrated instructional skills to join an outstanding team of faculty and administrators to provide high quality programs and services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students.


Berklee College of MusicFull-time Faculty, Contemporary Writing & Production.


Liberty University, Faculty – Fine & Applied Arts – Music (Full-time), Assistant Professor of Commercial Vocal Studies.