Major Duties: - Serve as instructor of applied jazz drum set for both undergraduate and graduate students- Direct small jazz ensembles as necessary and coordinate the small jazz combo program- Teach courses in the Jazz Area, including general jazz appreciation courses- Engage in service to the School, College, University, and profession- Perform with the Western Jazz Collective (resident faculty ensemble) - Actively recruit undergraduate and graduate students in jazz studies and performance- Maintain a record of performance and professional activities appropriate to the discipline- Other teaching and non-teaching assignments determined by school and area needs and applicant qualifications
Minimum Qualifications: - Master's degree in music from an accredited school, with significant progress toward the doctorate or professional experience equivalent to doctoral work- Significant professional experience in, and commitment to, performance as both an ensemble leader and with ensembles- Record of successful teaching of jazz drums at the collegiate level- Strong interpersonal, communication, and collaborative skills- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, professional activity, recruitment, and service
Internal Number: 352_57740
About Western Michigan University
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.