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Part-Time Faculty- AAS 409/609 (History of Jazz, 1940 - Present)

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 073599
Job Title Part-Time Faculty- AAS 409/609 (History of Jazz, 1940 - Present)
Location Sims Hall
Pay Range $6,000 per course
FLSA Status Non-exempt

As determined by department/chair

Job Type Part-time
Rank PTI/Adjunct
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code UA
Job Description

The Department of African American Studies at Syracuse University invites applications for a spring 2018 semester.
AAS 409/609 – History of Jazz, 1940 – Present" (3 credits) a non-tenure track, African American Studies and Musicology adjunct PTI position.
Meets Tuesday/Thursday 2:00 pm – 3:20 pm.

AAS 409/609 History of Jazz, 1940 – Present
Determines why Bebop was the most significant style development in the 20th century. How did it liberate the music from dance to its own art form? Additional work required of graduate students.

Appointment will begin one week before the start of classes in January 9, 2018 and end May 9, 2018. The first day of class will begin January 16, 2018


A Doctorate (or ABD) required. Black Studies and Musicology doctoral training preferred.

Job Specific Qualifications

We are especially interested in candidates who have the ability to teach: (AAS 409/609) History of Jazz, 1940 – Present

The teaching load will be one course in the spring 2018 semester only.


-Required to maintain regular office hours.
-Presenting instruction based on the competencies and performance levels of the course.
-Submitting completed mid-semester reports and final grades according to University regulations

For full consideration, please submit the following materials online: cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for three references.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

For full consideration, please submit the following materials online: cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for three references.

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Job Posting Date 11/17/2017
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Consideration
Job Category Faculty
Message to Applicants

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