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University of Utah Visiting Assistant Professor in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Visiting Assistant Professor

Department 00078 - School of Music

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin July 1, 2019


DUTIES: Oversee Jazz Studies Program and direct Jazz Ensemble I; teach other courses related to expertise such as Jazz Composition, Jazz Theory, Jazz History, and Applied Jazz (private lessons). Other significant responsibilities include recruiting outstanding musicians into the jazz studies program through effective interface with teachers and students in area schools, organizing performances and activities that advance the program, and organizing related masterclasses and guest-artist performances. The School of Music seeks to create a diverse and inclusive, rigorous and responsible environment that reaches across disciplines to foster highly adaptive creators and thinkers.

QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate, or masters degree with commensurate experience, is required,ABDconsidered. The applicant’s doctoral or masters degree must be in the field of Jazz Studies. The qualified candidate must have prior experience as a jazz educator, ensemble director, and professional performer with a reputation of excellence. University-level teaching experience is required. The strongest candidates will recognize that music has a strong potential for social change and community engagement and their work will reflect this.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with priorURSservice, may elect to enroll inURSif they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSare subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

The letter of application, CV (including the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of 3 to 5 persons who can provide references), 3 confidential letters of recommendation (uploaded directly by recommenders), succinct teaching philosophy statement (which may include strategies for mentoring a diverse student body), and (unofficial) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts must be submitted electronically.

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Candidates should complete their on-line application by May 24, 2019 to ensure full consideration. Candidates who proceed to the final level will be required to participate in a routine criminal background check and to provide official transcripts. For more information, or to suggest nominations for this position, please contact Donn Schaefer, chair of the search committee, at Do not send additional materials at this time. Scores and recordings of compositions and arrangements, a video orDVDof a big-band rehearsal, a recording or video of the candidate’s playing, a recording or video of a big-band concert under the candidate’s direction, sample syllabi, or additional supporting materials, such as publications, may be requested later. Appointment is subject to available funding.

Open Date 04/23/2019

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00402CF

Type Faculty

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