Faculty, Assistant Professor - Jazz and Contemporary Performance - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States


Detailed Job Description

Creates and maintains a productive, performance-based learning environment for students in the commercial music area. Teaches jazz ensemble, jazz/rock theory, jazz improvisation, and other courses assigned by the department. Carries out commercial music area duties, such as auditions and recruiting.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with terminal, earned degree appropriate to discipline. ABD accepted. Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and discipline content. Evidence of potential for scholarly/creative work consistent with a teaching university. See preferred qualifications for discipline or program-specific minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Extensive experience in music performance.


Knowledge of the principles and methodology of contemporary performance and improvisation in a variety of genres.


Skill as an accomplished teacher and performer.
Skill in recruiting, interviewing and placement of students.


Ability to develop curriculum and teach assigned courses.
Ability to engage students in learning and performing opportunities on campus and in the community.
Ability to communicate (written and oral) with a wide variety of students, faculty and others.

Pay Range


Special Instructions to Applicants

Please list a minimum of three references. References may be contacted at any time during the screening and selection process.

Keyword Phrases

  • Music
  • student centered teaching organization
  • building communities of engaged learners
  • beautiful mountain location
  • Jazz ensemble
  • Music (instrument)
  • Music (theory)
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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