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How to Apply

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae including evidence of performance and teaching activity, and a list of five references with contact information (letters are not required at this time).  (Do not send recordings at this time). Applications should be received by November 15, 2017, to ensure full consideration. Materials should be sent to:  Please add Jazz Teacher in the subject line of the email.


Teach jazz piano to undergraduate and Masters’ level jazz majors and qualified students in other curricula within the School of Music, Theatre & Dance; recruit students of high caliber; maintain national and international recognition as performer and teacher; participate in faculty governance responsibilities.  Other teaching duties to include combo coaching, graduate improvisation and possible coursework in Jazz History, Jazz Theory, Jazz Composition or other areas in accordance with candidate’s interest and expertise.


Required Qualifications*

Thorough knowledge of jazz repertoire and improvisation pedagogy; sustained and distinguished professional

record as a performer and teacher.


Mission Statement

ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC, THEATRE & DANCE.  As a comprehensive performing arts school set in one of the world’s finest public institutions of higher education, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) is deeply engaged in the creation, practice, scholarship, and pedagogy of music, theatre, and dance. The school aims to provide leadership, nationally and internationally, in all three fields.  SMTD is committed to diversity and inclusion as a means of achieving and sustaining excellence.


U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.