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Asst. Professor / Lecturer of Jazz Studies (Elon University)

Elon University invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Jazz Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track; doctorate required) beginning August 2023. The Department of Music seeks a vibrant colleague with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching in jazz education at the undergraduate and/or secondary level. The position’s primary responsibilities will be to direct the jazz ensemble/big band, jazz combo, and teach jazz improvisation and harmony and arranging courses. Administrative duties include coordinating the Jazz Studies minor and the annual Elon Jazz Festival. Other teaching duties might include teaching university-wide courses such as History of Jazz, applied lessons, courses within Elon’s Core Curriculum, or other courses aligned with the successful candidates’ expertise. Service on departmental and university committees, academic advising for jazz minors, and active student recruitment will also be expected. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse 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 dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal arts based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at

To apply, send the following as PDF files to

  1. Cover letter of application

  2. Curriculum vita

  3. One page statement on your inclusive teaching approach of undergraduate students in a liberal arts setting

  4. Names and contact information for three professional references

Completed applications must be received by December 10, 2022 to be assured of consideration. Please include your name in both 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 materials may be requested after the initial review of applications.

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


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