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Instructor of Jazz Studies

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Interested candidates should submit full applications, including a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, portfolio of recordings and/or other pertinent materials, and list of 3-5 confidential references to our online Human Resources site. All materials should be received by April 1, 2018. If you would like further information about the position please contact Douglas Weeks, Coordinator of Music and Associate Head of the Department of Humanities and Arts Additional information about the Humanities and Arts Department can be found at https://www.wpi.edu/academics/departments/humanities-arts

Posting Details

Posting Information

Position Title Instructor of Jazz Studies
Department Humanities & Arts (NTT/PT)
Position Status
Basic Function

Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Humanities and Arts Department invites applications for a part-time instructor of jazz studies to teach Jazz History and Jazz Theory and to direct three ensembles: Stage Band, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Workshop for the academic year 2018-2019. We are seeking applicants with extensive experience performing and conducting ensembles, particularly student jazz ensembles. Applicants for this position must have a Master’s Degree in Music or Music Education. This will be a one-year position to replace our current Director of Jazz Studies, with the possibility of later conversion to a full-time position. WPI has a thriving music program in all areas of performance, history, theory, and technology, with as many as 500 students are involved in those areas.

Music faculty at WPI belong to a multi-disciplinary Department of Humanities and Arts. The successful candidate will teach jazz theory and jazz history, will direct three jazz ensembles that meet weekly, and will direct and/or oversee all jazz performances.

Posting Date 02/15/2018
Closing Date 04/02/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested candidates should submit full applications, including a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, portfolio of recordings and/or other pertinent materials, and list of 3-5 confidential references to our online Human Resources site. All materials should be received by April 1, 2018.

If you would like further information about the position please contact Douglas Weeks, Coordinator of Music and Associate Head of the Department of Humanities and Arts

Additional information about the Humanities and Arts Department can be found at https://www.wpi.edu/academics/departments/humanities-arts

EEO Information

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.

Criminal Background check statement

A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Principal Duty and Responsibility

The successful candidate will teach jazz theory and jazz history, will direct three jazz ensembles that meet weekly, and will direct and/or oversee all jazz performances. Music faculty at WPI belong to a multi-disciplinary Department of Humanities and Arts.

Principal Duty and Responsibility

About WPI
Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation’s first technological universities. A highly selective private university located within an hour of Boston, WPI is consistently ranked among the top 70 research institutions by US News & World Report. The university is home to an innovative and intensive project-based curriculum that empowers students with the knowledge and skills to address real-world problems around the globe, including in their Humanities and Arts course and project work.
Located in the heart of New England, WPI is surrounded by cultural and recreational opportunities. The UMass Medical Center, a large number of technology companies and many colleges and universities are located in the immediate area, making it ideal for two career families.

Position Requirements

Requirement

Applicants for this position must have a Master’s Degree in Music or Music Education and extensive experience directing jazz ensembles.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Statement/Philosophy
  4. List of References
  5. Portfolio
Optional Documents