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Lecturer with Security of Employment (LSOE) in Jazz and Music of the African Diaspora

Recruitment Period

Open date: June 12th, 2019
Last review date: Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Music at the University of California San Diego invites applications for an Associate Teaching Professor (formally “Lecturer With Security of Employment”) in the area of Jazz and Music of the African Diaspora to begin July 1, 2020. This appointment confers membership in the Academic Senate and tenure-paralleling security of employment. Individuals in this role are expected to provide outstanding teaching and educational leadership, and to engage in professional activity and service related to the pedagogical mission of the department and university.

Candidates for the position will be well versed in contemporary pedagogy in jazz, creative music, and music of the African diaspora, and be able to teach related topics, such as jazz history, theory, improvisation, composition and arranging, basic piano skills, ensembles, and private instrumental instruction, as well as to advise with student honors projects and recitals. The ideal candidate will have an internationally-recognized career as a performer or creative producer with either a completed M.A., M.F.A., D.M.A., or Ph.D., and/or at least five years of related teaching experience at the university level.

The Department especially seeks candidates who demonstrate strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to equity, diversity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego's commitment to achieving excellence and diversity. The successful candidate will be expected to perform appropriate departmental and university service, and will feel at home in a department that nourishes musical creativity and innovation.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, documentation of teaching excellence, and a personal statement that outlines one’s teaching philosophy and past or potential contributions to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion (see The candidate should provide the names of three to five potential referees. Formal reference letters will be requested as needed.

All materials should be submitted electronically via UCSD's AP On-Line RECRUIT at

UCSD is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity (

If you have questions, please contact Vilay Luangraj at

Job location

La Jolla, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required