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Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago

Position: Assistant Professor

General Information:

The ideal candidate will help define the Department


Applicants must prove excellence in music theory, jazz performance, and jazz composition/arranging based on performances, publications, manuscripts, recordings, reviews, and awards as appropriate. They must have a significant record of excellence in teaching common practice theory, applied lessons, and performance courses at the college level. An earned doctorate degree is required. Desirable background includes: fluency in notation software, record of grant-seeking activity, record of successful student recruitment, and a record of multi-disciplinary collaboration.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Department of Theatre and Music at the University of Illinois at Chicago seeks a distinguished jazz artist with strong teaching skills in the areas of theory and performance beginning August 2013. The position will be a full-time appointment as Assistant Professor, tenure track. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in common practice and 20th century theory, ear-training, counterpoint, analytic techniques, and applied jazz performance. The individual must maintain an active professional career as a jazz performer and jazz composer and/or scholar. All faculty are expected to serve on committees and assist in student advising and recruitment.

Salary Range: unspecified

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Deadline: For full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2012. Submit a detailed cover letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three current professional references via the UIC job board at

Deadline: December 1, 2012


For more information, call Professor Marc Mellits at (312) 413-8434 or email

Other Information:

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity. Women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and people with disabilities are encour-aged to apply.

Date Listed: 09/10/2012

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