Clinical Assistant Professor of Bands will have shared responsibilities for coordination of instruction in Purdue’s Jazz Department which is part of Purdue Bands and Orchestras in the College of Liberal Arts. This includes:
Coaching various jazz combos, directing big bands and departmental/university required record keeping
Serve as primary conductor for up to four of the six jazz bands
Assist in coordination of big band and jazz combo concerts and performances
Assist with the operation of the Purdue Jazz Festival
Additionally the candidate will teach one section of Jazz History in the division of Design, Art and Performance
Additional departmental duties may be assigned by the Director of Bands as deemed necessary.
Candidates for the position should possess solid jazz background, with teaching experience in the area of instrumental music. Minimum requirement is a Master’s Degree in an appropriate area music/jazz related field. Knowledge of jazz pedagogy and improvisation are critical. Solid performance ability on a wind or rhythm section instrument is expected as well as evidence of strong organizational skills.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. You will be eligible for health benefits, retirement and life insurance. Purdue University’s benefit package is summarized at: www.purdue.edu/hr/Benefits/.
About Purdue University Bands & Orchestras
Purdue University’s Bands & Orchestras Department is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
Purdue University is an EOE/AA. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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