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Denton, TX

UNT System Overview

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Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students. UNT System institutions award more than 11,000 degrees each year – including the largest number of master’s and doctoral degrees in the DFW region. As DFW’s university system, UNT World offers a wide range of degree programs and academic initiatives across our campuses. With more than 300 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, as well as convenient campus locations and teaching centers located throughout North Texas, our system provides a wide array of opportunities.

Posting Title

Adjunct Instructor

Area of Specialty

Jazz arranging & composition

Department: UNT-Jazz Studies-134330

Job Location: Denton

Full Time/Part Time: Part-Time

Department Summary

UNT’s Jazz Studies program is widely regarded as one of the nation’s most respected and was the first degree program of its kind in the field.

Our faculty members are dedicated teachers as well as nationally and internationally known performers. They’ve earned Grammy Award nominations, toured internationally, conducted classes at the renowned Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops and written books about jazz.

We provide you many opportunities to perform with on- and off-campus ensembles. This includes the One O’Clock Lab Band, which has earned six Grammy Award nominations and toured Europe, Japan, Thailand and Australia. We also sponsor the acclaimed Jazz Singers.

Position Summary

The Department of Jazz Studies seeks qualified individuals for its Adjunct Instructor pool and welcomes applicants at any time. This posting is for the Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 semesters. The specific courses involved may vary from semester to semester and openings to teach these courses develop on a periodic basis, depending on department teaching needs.

The anticipated course assignment is to teach both the classroom and online sections of applied jazz arranging and jazz composition at both the undergraduate and graduate level. All instruction will take place on the UNT Denton campus or via online/Zoom instruction.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree in music is required. Expertise in teaching jazz related courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in teaching jazz performance/arranging/composition with reference to the standards of performance of the UNT Jazz Studies program.

Work Schedule: Varied

Driving University Vehicle: No

Security Sensitive: This is a security sensitive position.

How to apply

Apply online

EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Physical Requirements: Talk or Hear

Posting Number: A201P

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