Elon University Seeks Assistant Professor or Lecturer in Jazz Studies

Christian Wissmuller • News • 16 November 2022

Elon University invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Jazz Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track; PhD required) beginning in August 2023. The Music Department seeks a dynamic colleague with a demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate and/or high school jazz education. The main responsibilities of the position will be to lead the jazz/big band ensemble, the jazz combo, and to teach classes in jazz improvisation and harmony and arrangement. Administrative duties include coordinating the minor in Jazz Studies and the annual Elon Jazz Festival. Other teaching duties may include teaching college courses such as Jazz History, applied courses, Elon Core Curriculum courses, or other courses aligned with the expertise of successful applicants. Service in departmental and university committees, educational advice for jazz minors and active recruitment of students will also be expected. Candidates who have experience working with a wide range of people and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter. Elon is a vibrant, coeducational, comprehensive private institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning at a liberal arts-based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University’s website at www.elon.edu


To apply, send the following files as PDF files to [email protected]:

  1. Letter of application
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. One-page statement about your approach to teaching inclusive undergraduates in a liberal arts setting
  4. Names and contact details of three professional references

Complete applications must be received by December 10, 2022 be assured of consideration. Please include your name in the subject line of the email and in all attached file titles, and send all required documents as an attachment and not in the body of the email. Additional documents may be requested after the initial review of applications.

We affirm that Elon University values ​​and celebrates the diversity of backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and perspectives of members of our community. We are an equal opportunity employer and our employees are people who promote respect for human differences, a passion for lifelong learning, personal integrity, and a work and service ethic. Diversity includes not only race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion, and many other parts of identity. All of our employees’ perspectives are key to our success, and inclusion is everyone’s responsibility.

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