The Music and Theater Arts Section at MIT seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor of Music, beginning July 1, 2023. We seek an active jazz practitioner, broadly defined (composer, improviser, and/or performer), with an established and growing national/international reputation, as well as an enthusiasm for and substantive experience in teaching at the university level. Applications received on or before 30 September 2022 will receive first consideration.
The MIT Music and Theater Arts Section is seeking a full-time Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) with a specialty in the creative practice of Jazz. The rank of Assistant Professor holds an initial appointment of three years, with renewal
determined at the end of the second year.
Assistant Professor teaching load is three classes per academic year. Initial teaching assignments, depending on candidate expertise, will be drawn from the current course catalog, which includes classes on Improvisation, Jazz Composition & Arranging, Jazz Harmony, Jazz Chamber Music, and Jazz Advanced Music Performance. The successful
candidate may also be asked to teach other subjects in the existing curriculum and will be expected to develop new course offerings in their area(s) of expertise and interest, to interact constructively with the director of the Festival Jazz Ensemble and other jazz teaching staff, and to help shape the goals and directions of the jazz curriculum and of the
section as a whole. The position demands dynamic and innovative teaching, and entails substantial engagement with students during MIT’s nine-month academic year. Assistant Professors are also expected to sit on committees, advise students, and participate fully in the governance and community life of the Section, the School, and the Institute.
Master’s degree. The qualified candidate is an active jazz practitioner, broadly defined (composer, improviser, and/or performer) with a minimum of two years of teaching experience at the university level. Sub-specialties in other areas
of music-making or scholarship will be taken into consideration but are not required. We seek individuals who embrace empathy, courage, and self-reflection, and who will contribute to our program’s goals of equity, diversity, and inclusiveness.
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