Artist/Teacher in Jazz Keyboards, Jazz History and Rock History



Job description

Pullman, WA

POSITION: Artist/Teacher in Jazz Keyboards, Jazz History and Rock History

RANK: Clinical Assistant Professor, full-time, temporary, non-tenure track, 9-month appointment effective August 16, 2019. Possibility of ongoing employment.

DUTIES: Teach studio jazz keyboards including piano and electronic keyboards. Teach general studies classes in Jazz History and Rock Music History. Maintain creative and scholarly activity, including visibility as a performer, and participation in Jazz Northwest, the School of Music faculty jazz ensemble. Participate in student recruiting as well as other service activities and professional organizations ancillary to the position.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated high level of jazz keyboard performance ability. Master’s degree in music and national viability. Demonstrated ability to teach effectively at the university/college level in studio jazz keyboards and the classroom. A high level of organizational skills, and interpersonal communication.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to teach jazz theory, composition, arranging and improvisation; ability to direct combos and other jazz ensembles; experience with digital audio workstations, MIDI and electronic music; and the ability to teach and play Hammond organ.

SCHOOL: The School of Music has 30 full-time faculty members, 1 part-time faculty member and 8 staff members. It is housed in the Kimbrough Music Building, which includes excellent pianos, a number of electronic keyboards, a Hammond A-100 organ with Leslie speaker and a professional quality, digital recording studio.

UNIVERSITY: Washington State University, a land grant institution with enrollment of 21,022 on the Pullman campus, is located in southeastern Washington 80 miles south of Spokane.

How to apply

Please apply online through WSU Human Resources ( Candidates need to supply: a) a letter of application; b) current vita; c) three current letters of reference; d) undergraduate and graduate unofficial transcripts; e) links to applicant’s keyboard performances including selections in contrasting styles. Send email inquiries to: Gregory Yasinitsky, Jazz Keyboards Search Committee Chair, [email protected]. Department Url:

DEADLINE: Candidate evaluation will begin June 15, 2019 and continue until filled.

Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative action educator and employer. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply. WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected].

Washington State University (WSU, WAZZU) is a public research university based in Pullman, Washington, in the Palouse region of the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1890, WSU is the state's original and largest land-grant university and confers bachelor's, master's, professional and doctoral degrees, and offers more than 200 fields of study.