Entertainment IndustryJob Opening for Assistant Professor in Music Business, Jazz Studies, and Commercial Composition in Washington State University (Pullman, WA 99164)



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Job Category : Entertainment Industry
Company Name: Washington State University
Position Name: Assistant Professor in Music Business, Jazz Studies, and Commercial Composition
Location : Pullman, WA 99164
Job Description : Assistant Professor in Music Business, Jazz Studies, and Commercial Composition

270-NN – Assistant Professor

Business Title:
Assistant Professor in Music Business, Jazz Studies, and Commercial Composition

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Employee Type:

Job Family:
Faculty – Academic – Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

In accordance with Washington State Governor’s Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Vaccine or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at [email protected] or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.

Position Summary:

The School of Music at Washington State University (WSU) invites applications for a permanent full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Music Business, Jazz Studies, and Commercial Composition at the Pullman, WA campus (nine-month appointment). Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and benefits are competitive. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will begin the appointment on August 16, 2022.

Summary of Duties:

Serve as the coordinator of the music business degree. Teach and develop courses in the undergraduate music business curriculum. Teach jazz and commercial composition lessons at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Other possible teaching assignments could include directing a jazz ensemble, coaching jazz combos, or classroom instruction, dependent upon the strengths of the successful candidate and program needs. Develop and maintain a high level of scholarship, research, and/or creative activity. Provide service to the unit, college, university, and profession.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in music or related field (e.g., Master of Business Administration) by the time of hire

Proven or demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching music business courses

Proven or demonstrated potential for excellence in jazz and commercial composition

Potential to produce significant scholarly achievements, creative activities, and/or research related to the position

Demonstrated high level of organizational skills and interpersonal communication

Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty to mentor students from a wide range of academic disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications:

Earned doctorate in music or a terminal degree in a related field such as, but not limited to, Juris Doctor or Doctor of Business Administration

Previous university/college teaching experience in music business and jazz/commercial composition

Demonstrated skills in music technology

Previous experience with curriculum and program development

Demonstrated ability to contribute to a comprehensive university music program through ensemble direction, jazz combo coaching, and/or classroom instruction

About the School:

The School of Music, based on the WSU Pullman campus, has 28 full-time music faculty and 8 staff members. The School is housed in the Kimbrough Music Building, which includes a professional quality, digital recording studio with a full-time audio engineer. For more information about the School of Music, please visit music.wsu.edu.

About the University:

Washington State University, a land grant, multiple-campus Research 1 institution. This position will serve on the Pullman campus, which has an enrollment of over 20,000 students on the Pullman campus and is located in southeastern Washington approximately 80 miles south of Spokane on the traditional homelands of the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe and Palus Band of Indians. WSU is committed to excellence through diversity, has faculty-friendly policies including a partner accommodation program, and an ADVANCE Institutional Transformation program (see advance.wsu.edu). For more information about WSU, please visit, www.wsu.edu.

Additional Information:

Area/College: College of Arts and Sciences
Department Name: School of Music
City, State, Zip: Pullman, Washington, 99164
Department Link: music.wsu.edu/
Monthly Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience
FTE: 100%
This is a permanent Tenure track position
Screening Begin Date: Applicants should submit their completed application by April 3, 2022 for priority consideration. Screening of applicants will begin April 4, 2022 and will remain ongoing until a successful applicant has been identified.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Application: Please be prepared to upload the following documents to your online application:

A cover letter addressing qualifications for this position and include links to a digital portfolio of recordings and scores of jazz and commercial compositions made within the past three (3) years.

A curriculum vitae.

A teaching statement addressing your experience, philosophy, and pedagogical approaches; If applicable and appropriate, please include a limited number of supporting materials such as syllabi, student achievements, links to teaching videos, etc.

A statement outlining your vision for what an undergraduate music business program should provide today’s students (one-page limit to be uploaded under Research Statement).

A statement describing how the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion are incorporated into the applicant’s approach to teaching, scholarship, and/or service (one-page limit).

Names and contact information for three (3) professional references able to provide a letter addressing qualifications relative to this position; References will not be contacted without first informing the candidate.
Send inquiries to Dr. Chris Dickey, Music Business and Jazz/Commercial Composition Search Committee Chair, ([email protected]), (509) 335-8844.

Time Type:
Full time

Position Term:
9 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected]

To apply, visit https://wsu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WSU_Jobs/job/Pullman-WA/Assistant-Professor-in-Music-Business-Jazz-Studies-and-Commercial-Composition_R-4758

Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer.jeid-fd17be33cbe308458ad579f5e14835d5

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