Visiting Position in Jazz Studies, Department of Music
POSITION: The Department of Music at Williams College announces a one-semester visiting appointment in Jazz Studies from February through May 2020.
DUTIES: Direct the Williams Jazz Ensemble and Williams Jazz Repertory Ensemble. Teach one course in Jazz Harmony within the music theory sequencQUALIFICATIONS: Masters, doctorate or equivalent professional experience. Large and small jazz ensemble conducting and direction as well as experience teaching jazz harmony at the college level preferred.
APPLICATIONS: A letter of application, detailed resume and three letters of reference must be submitted between January 2, and February 15, 2019. In the letter of application, we ask you to speak to your ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. All application materials must be submitted through Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/54269. Please do not send any additional supporting materials until requested. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.
DEPARTMENT: The Music Department has 12 full-time faculty and approximately 30 part-time Artist Associates. The Department maintains an active musical life with over 130 events each year including those by the Berkshire Symphony, Concert and Chamber Choirs, Jazz Ensemble, Zambezi Marimba Band, Kusika, Wind Ensemble, Williams Chamber Players, Chinese Music Ensemble, I/O New Music, Chamber Orchestra of Williams, student chamber groups, and visiting artists and ensembles. The Department provides courses for the general student as well as specialized courses for the music major. Further information is available at http://music.williams.edu/.
THE COLLEGE: Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu). Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.