Full-time Assistant Professor, Jazz Drumset
Desautels Faculty of Music
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Desautels Faculty of Music invites applications for a full-time tenure-track probationary position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Jazz Drumset, commencing July 1, 2019. The applicant must hold a Master’s degree from a recognized university, or an equivalent combination of education, professional performance, and teaching/coaching experience.

We are seeking an outstanding jazz performer with a compelling record of performance success, but one who also has a demonstrated ability to foster the creative spark in others through teaching and mentoring. Equally important is the ability to develop and sustain productive and long-term musical partnerships within the Desautels Faculty of Music, the University, and the wider community, rooted in a shared vision of an outstanding jazz program. She/he will play a critical role in outreach to public school music programs and in student recruitment.

The successful candidate will normally teach undergraduate and graduate applied jazz drumset, and coach small ensembles and sectionals for larger jazz ensembles. Consideration will be given to candidates capable of teaching one or more of the following: Jazz History, Jazz Theory, Jazz Composition and Arranging, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Pedagogy, and developing and teaching special topics courses open to Music students in other undergraduate programs.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Bachelor of Jazz Studies faculty members participate actively in the workings of the unit, including recruitment and audition of prospective students, and the annual summer Jazz Camp. Service on University and Faculty committees is expected, as is professional achievement and growth through continued performance, research, and/or publication. The successful candidate will join a faculty that is active locally, nationally and internationally in teaching, performing and research.

The city of Winnipeg offers a varied and rich cultural life including a professional jazz orchestra, a symphony orchestra, a jazz festival organization (Jazz Winnipeg), The Izzy Asper Jazz Series, an annual summer Jazz Camp, three professional theatre companies, a thriving dance community, a nationally recognized art gallery, and many individual artists working in all of the artistic areas. In recent years, jazz culture in Winnipeg has experienced tremendous growth. Manitoba’s investment in cultural education is one of the highest in the country, and is reflected in the vibrant music programs in Manitoba’s public schools. The region provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons. Learn more about Winnipeg athttp//www.city.winnipeg.mb.ca.

The University of Manitoba’s Desautels Faculty of Music has a growing enrollment of 230 undergraduate and 30 graduate students, and offers a Bachelor of Jazz Studies degree, a Bachelor of Music degree in performance, composition, history and general studies, a music education program, a Post-Baccalaureate diploma in performance and a M. Music program in performance, composition and conducting. There are 27 full-time faculty and approximately 35 yearly sessional instructors. For further information, please visit the Faculty of Music website: http://umanitoba.ca/music/

Applications including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, CD of a recent performance, and names and contact information for three references should be sent to:

Dr. Edward Jurkowski, Dean
Chair, Jazz Drumset Search Committee
Desautels Faculty of Music
University of Manitoba
136 Dafoe Road Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fax (204) 474-8951
Position Number: 25044
Closing date: March 1, 2019 or until position is filled

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact U of M’s Equity,Diversity and Inclusion Facilitator, Valerie Williams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 204-474-8371. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

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