Assistant Professor in Music Education

Position Announcement:

Artist/Teacher of Jazz


The Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester invites applications for a tenure-track (full time) Director of the Eastman Jazz Ensemble, beginning 1 July 2022. We are seeking a jazz artist/teacher with a national/international reputation. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.

Candidates should have outstanding reputations in ensemble directing, contemporary jazz composition/practice, and jazz performance.

Responsibilities include:

  • Direct the Eastman Jazz Ensemble and chamber jazz groups;
  • Teach undergraduate/graduate courses in jazz composition and arranging, private lessons in the candidate‚Äôs area of expertise, jazz improvisation, history, theory, pedagogy, repertoire, and/or world jazz.

Review of applications begins on 25 October 2021. To receive full consideration, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a digital portfolio of recordings, compositions, instructional videos, and/or other materials that showcase your strengths to JazzSearch@esm.rochester.edu. Indicate Jazz Search, followed by Your Name, in the subject line of your email. Letters of recommendation will be requested at a later stage of the search process.

The Eastman School of Music seeks to create a musical community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. Eastman has a long commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and strives for continuous improvement in this area. Our diverse alumni have occupied some of the most esteemed positions in the music world, and programs and partnerships like Eastman Pathways, ROCmusic, and the Gateways Music Festival greatly enrich the academic and musical life of our community. We encourage applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and demonstrates a commitment to issues of diversity, inclusion, access, and equity in higher education. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourage applications from groups underrepresented in higher education to consider making Eastman School of Music their musical and professional home.