Associate Professor of Jazz (Instrumental)

The New School

Associate Professor of Jazz (Instrumental)

Full-Time Faculty Fixed-Term Appointment 

College of Performing Arts

The College of Performing Arts, a college of The New School, invites candidates for a fixed-term faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor of Jazz (instrumental) at the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music to begin July 1, 2023. All applicants with significant creative practice and currency as a performer and/or composer will be considered. 

Information about The New School’s School of Jazz and Contemporary Music can be found at:

The Associate Professor will be an outstanding artist and educator. They must show evidence of innovation and breadth of artistry including interest in amplifying a wide range of musical styles and genres. The ideal candidate will leverage advanced pedagogical approaches and will be forward-thinking about what skills and literacies are now required to respond adeptly in today’s creative landscape. 

The Associate Professor will be expected to teach courses at the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music and, depending on their area of practice and expertise, in other areas of the College of Performing Arts. Their teaching load will be constructed to include private lessons, improv ensembles, elective ensembles, pedagogy classes, core academic classes, and more. They will be adept at working with students from diverse backgrounds and from a variety of disciplines across the college.

The Full-time Faculty Associate Professor position is split between 70% teaching and 30% service. The Associate Professor will teach seven courses per year or the equivalent in load hours. They will hold regular office hours and participate in co-curricular activities (e.g., auditions, juries, review panels, and independent studies). The Associate Professor may be assigned extraordinary service assignments including but not limited to departmental leadership, programmatic leadership in music technology and audio production, recruitment activities, career advising, academic advising, lessons advising, and registration advising.

This  appointment is for a period of two years with the possibility of extension pending available funding and review of institutional need. The terms and conditions of faculty appointments are governed by The New School policies set forth in The New School Full-Time Faculty Handbook. All hiring is subject to final Provost budgetary approval.

The New School is committed to the active recruitment of applicants from a diverse pool. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in U.S. higher education to apply. Applicants are encouraged to speak briefly in their cover letters about their experiences in nontraditional and/or diverse environments.


  • A terminal degree or demonstrated equivalence.
  • Prior teaching experience at university level.
  • Expertise in contemporary approaches, concepts, techniques, and critical issues as they relate to their area of expertise.
  • Active creative or teaching practice and significant currency in the field
  • Ability to develop and nurture individual student’s progress and a strong commitment to progressive education models.
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines, communicate and motivate effectively.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to adhere to University COVID-19 Policy and requirements.


  • Current part-time faculty or administrative staff at The New School.
  • Current faculty at School of Jazz and Contemporary Music engaged in a high volume and wide range of teaching and service including but not limited to private lessons, small ensembles, lecture-based courses, advising, and curricular development


On-Campus Position: Faculty are expected to work on-campus due to the nature of the work in accordance with University policies as set forth in the Full-Time Faculty Handbook.


$95,000 – $100,000 per annum


Applicants must submit the following:

A current CV

A cover letter

A brief statement on teaching philosophy

Evidence of extraordinary creative practice (please provide links to publications, portfolio, or other web hosted materials)

We look forward to receiving your application!


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