Artist in Residence in Jazz Studies

Position ID: 37918
Georgia State University
College of the Arts
School of Music
Branch Campus: 
Atlanta, Georgia
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Artist in Residence
Job Description: 


Artist in Residence in Jazz Studies

Log# 19-038

Be part of the growing School of Music faculty at Georgia State University, an enterprising R-1 university in Atlanta. Our next Artist in Residence in Jazz Studies will play a central role as the School of Music collaborates to transform its curriculum and pedagogy to foreground experiential, interdisciplinary, and technologically enhanced learning furthering Georgia State’s strategic goal of demonstrating that students from all backgrounds can achieve academic and career success at high rates. Opportunities for growth and support in this position include university-level teaching fellowships and grants through the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, as well as leadership in instructional innovation through our active learning classroom program.

The School of Music is part of the College of the Arts, which was established in 2016 and also includes the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design, the School of Film, Media & Theatre, the Center for Collaborative & International Arts (CENCIA), and the Center for Educational Partnerships in Music. In addition to offering some of the university’s most popular majors, the college connects faculty and students with Atlanta’s thriving arts scene and booming film and music industries.

Georgia State University is a national leader in using innovation to drive student success. Enrolling and graduating one of the nation’s most diverse student bodies, Georgia State provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students significant creative activity, research, teaching, and learning opportunities in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. In 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked Georgia State as #4 in Most Innovative Schools, #8 in Best Undergraduate Teaching, and #11 in Campus Ethnic Diversity among national universities.


The selected candidate can anticipate directing jazz ensembles and combos, teaching undergraduate courses in Jazz and participating in service at the school, college, and/or university levels.


Essential Qualifications

  • Master of Music degree or higher (Ph.D., DMA, or ABD) – or equivalent professional experience
  • Distinction in artistic accomplishment in ensemble, collaborative, and/or solo performance at the international level as well as experience in studio recording
  • Successful teaching experience at the collegiate level

Preferred Qualifications

  •  Positive, demonstrable record of recruitment and retention at the collegiate level
  •  Expertise in notation software (Finale or Sibelius)
  •  Demonstrable record of teaching in the following: Jazz Arranging/Composition; Jazz Improvisation;   Jazz History; and Jazz Ensembles


  • $50,000

Application Procedure:

Submit: 1) a letter of application addressing the essential and preferred qualifications as well as your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion through creative activity and teaching; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) two representative recordings; and 4) a minimum of three letters of recommendation. Send documents and mp3 files electronically to (preferred) or hard copies can be mailed to Ms. Julinda Norton, Faculty Searches, Georgia State University, School of Music, 75 Poplar Street, 5th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30303-4097.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, please submit all materials by December 15, 2017. Should you be recommended for a position, an offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.  

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring under-represented minorities in Jazz.

CIP Discipline Code: 
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
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Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
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