Part-Time Faculty: Visual & Performing Arts - Jazz Band Director & Ensemble
Job Number: 493796
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
The Department of Visual and Performing Arts in the College of Arts and
Sciences of Quinnipiac University seeks a candidate to serve as the Jazz Band
Director and Ensemble Coordinator for the music program for the Fall 2021
About the School/Program:
The breadth of programs offered in the College of Arts and Sciences provides
the traditional strengths of a liberal arts education, with a focus on
cultivating the intellectual and practical skills that students need for their
personal and professional lives. The College of Arts and Sciences offers
undergraduate majors in behavioral neuroscience, biochemistry, biology,
chemistry, criminal justice, economics, English, game design and development,
gerontology, history, independent majors, interdisciplinary studies, law in
society, mathematics, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology,
Spanish language and literature, and theater.
In addition, the College of Arts and Sciences offers 31 undergraduate minors
(including a minor in Italian), a MS in Molecular and Cell Biology and the
additional accelerated undergraduate/graduate programs: 3+1 and 4+1 BS/MS
programs in Molecular and Cell Biology, 3+3 BA or BS/JD degree, 3+1 BA in
Theater/MBA, and 3+2 BA or BS/MSW. Students can also complete a 5-year BA/BS
and MA in Teaching in the following secondary education fields: Biology,
English, History, Math and Spanish.
Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90
minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university
enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time
students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business,
Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine,
Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among
the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report's
America's “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton
Review's “The Best 380 Colleges.” Quinnipiac has been named a “Great College
to Work For” as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more
information, please visit www. qu.edu. An education at Quinnipiac embodies the
University's commitment to preparing graduates for 21st century careers and
citizenship, creating an inclusive, excellence-driven community, nurturing and
positively impacting internal, local and global communities and fostering
lifelong connections and success. The University believes in educating a
diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their
communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage
with real-world issues through practice and considering different
perspectives. The University's innovative curriculum further prepares
undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and
responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger
national and global communities.
Choose repertoire, make arrangements as necessary, run rehearsals and
conduct concerts for the university Jazz Band.
Schedule concerts, order music and provide general support for the other
ensembles, including the choral group and the chamber ensemble.
Make connections with local and regional high school programs for the
purpose of recruitment for the ensembles and to raise awareness of the
Teach courses in the History of Jazz and potentially develop courses on
the intersection of race and music in America.
Coordinate and run informal “jam sessions” for university students.
Master's Degree in Jazz, D.M.A. or PhD preferred
The position requires that the candidate have experience conducting a jazz
band, teaching classes on the university level and arranging music for
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter
indicating which course(s) you are interested in teaching, along with your
time availability for fall term, curriculum vitae or resume including details
of teaching experience, scholarship achievements and applied experience; a
statement of teaching philosophy and a summary of teaching effectiveness on-
site and on-line, and the names and contact information for three references
on the application form. Reference letters and formal teaching evaluations
will only be required at the interview stage.
Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled.
Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices
of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes
candidates who enhance that diversity.
Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Advertised: July 19, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled