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Global Jazz Studies

Faculty Position in Global Jazz Studies

Recruitment Period: December 3, 2021 – January 7, 2022


Building upon its commitment to foster an inclusive and more equitable environment and promote the success of historically underrepresented students, The Herb Alpert School of Music invites applications for an open faculty position (Assistant/Associate/Full) in Global Jazz Studies. Global Jazz Studies is an interdepartmental Bachelor of Arts program and is an extension of the former jazz concentration established in 1996.  This major is interdisciplinary, drawing from various areas across the School of Music as well as UCLA’s Department of African American Studies. Candidates must be eligible for a split appointment in one of the School’s three cognate departments: Ethnomusicology, Music, or Musicology, with a preference for a scholarly and/or artistic area and approach that complements existing departmental strengths. The ideal candidate would have a creative practice in addition to their scholarly output.

Applicants for the position must have demonstrated a record of excellence in, or show exceptional promise for, high-quality performance, creative work or research, teaching, and professional development. In addition, applicants must have both interest and demonstrated success in the mentorship of students from historically underrepresented and underserved populations. The successful candidate will be expected to advance their active mentoring activities and participate in programs that provide creative, research, and professional development opportunities to a diverse student body.

Teaching and service expectations will not exceed those of other faculty positions. Candidates should be able to teach classes ranging from large history of jazz courses to graduate seminars on specific topics, in addition to core curriculum courses in the Global Jazz Studies major. Candidates with a doctorate or its professional equivalent in academic and creative experience are preferred. A master’s degree is required.


Applications must be submitted to the UC Recruit website online.

Application deadline: January 7, 2022

Department of Musicology

UCLA Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Music and Data Science

Recruitment Period: December 3, 2021 – January 3, 2022.


The University of California, Los Angeles seeks to make an interdisciplinary tenure-track hire in Music and Data Science to support programs in Musicology and Music Industry. The successful candidate will have: a Master’s degree in a research-oriented discipline of the liberal arts or social sciences that provides a framework for approaching music and data as a field of study; significant experience in computation and data analysis; and some practical experience in the music industry, with special preference given to work on algorithms, streaming, analysis of “big data,” or other forms of empirical decision making. Candidates whose work brings critical intersectional perspectives to the discourse around music and data, and whose research or practice centers on political, social or economic justice, are especially invited to apply. The department is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research, and excellence in teaching, and also a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty, graduate student population, and of the majors in both Musicology and Music Industry.

In addition to teaching in the current Musicology and the Music Industry curriculum, we anticipate that this colleague will take the lead in developing new courses in music and data science for degree programs in Music Industry, will mentor graduate students in musicology, ethnomusicology, and other related fields, and will pursue an interdisciplinary research agenda at the intersection of data science and musicology with applied science, technology, or other relevant fields. Applicants may want to speak to the collaborative possibilities available through UCLA’s Institute for Digital Research & Education (, its DataX initiative (, and its programs in Digital Humanities (

Candidates should provide (1) a cover letter outlining their qualifications; (2) a scholarly CV (plus a separate professional resume if appropriate); (3) a statement addressing how their work addresses issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and (4) the names/contact information of four referees, one of whom should hold (or have held) an academic position, and one of whom should have direct experience in either data science or the music industry. Writing samples, letters of reference, and statements on research and teaching may be requested later in the process as needed.

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music unites separate departments of Music, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology, as well as interdepartmental programs in Global Jazz Studies and Music Industry. It offers the BA, BM, MM, DMA, and PhD degrees in a wide array of performance and scholarly fields.

The Music Industry program focuses on conceptual and executive functions of the entertainment industry, and consists of a freestanding Minor and a hybrid BA within Musicology, with a new interdepartmental program and an independent BA in Music Industry under consideration by the Academic Senate.


Applications must be submitted to the UC Recruit website online.

Application deadline: January 3, 2022

Department of Music

Director of Athletic Bands – Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Recruitment Period: August 23, 2022 – November 1, 2022.


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track professorial position as Director of Athletic Bands in the Department of Music.

As UCLA prepares to move into the Big Ten in 2024, we seek an artist-teacher with an active college marching band career to direct the UCLA Bruin Marching Band and other athletic bands; sustain the band’s active participation in film, television, and recording projects; conduct the Symphonic Band; teach courses in conducting, music education and/or graduate seminars in their areas of expertise; and contribute to departmental/university service, including recruiting marching and athletic band members. Candidates should demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of and experience conducting high-level concert repertoire. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2023.

The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. UCLA has programs to assist in partner employment, childcare, schooling, and other family concerns. Please visit for information about Family Resources.


Required: Master’s degree in music education, conducting, or performance. Demonstrated record of excellence in at least three of the following: drum corps/winter guard teaching and/or design; drill design and/or music arranging; preparing bands for film, television, or recording projects; guest adjudication, guest conducting; conference presentations. Strong administrative, collaborative, and interpersonal skills, as well as a proven commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging, and community outreach.

Preferred: Doctoral degree in music education, conducting, or performance; at least five years of college-level concert band and/or marching band teaching experience; public school teaching experience or equivalent professional experience.

The Director of Athletic Bands will collaborate with the Director of Bands to advance the band program as a whole, strengthening relationships within the School of Music and with professional associations, music educators at all levels, and band alumni. They will develop and implement effective strategies for recruitment and retention of diverse marching and athletic band students; coordinate show selection, drill design, music arrangements, and licensing; and supervise professional and student staff responsible for the logistical operation of the marching and athletic bands.

We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, and/or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, including mentoring students from underrepresented communities and backgrounds. We encourage applications from early career professionals with the potential to oversee a major university athletic band program, as well as highly experienced leaders in the field who are interested in writing the next chapter in the distinguished history of the UCLA Bruin Marching Band.

The UCLA Bruin Marching Band dates back nearly 100 years, and its illustrious history includes the 1993 Sudler Trophy. In addition to regular football games at the Rose Bowl, basketball games at Pauley Pavilion, and performances in support of UCLA’s acclaimed Olympic sports teams, the band travels regularly, with recent international trips to Hong Kong, Japan, and Taiwan. Highlights from the past several years include a Hollywood Bowl centennial performance with Gustavo Dudamel and Gwen Stefani, participation on hit recordings by BTS and Muse, opening for the Rolling Stones “50 and Counting” tour at Staples Center, and dozens of film and television appearances.

Located in a global cultural capital, the UCLA Department of Music boasts conservatory-level training within the context of a world-class research university. Enrollment is limited, providing students with a comprehensive music school experience, abundant performance opportunities, and extensive individual attention from faculty. Allied with the Musicology and Ethnomusicology departments and Global Jazz Studies and Music Industry interdepartmental programs in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, the Department of Music values both specialization and integration between fields.


Applications must be submitted to the UC Recruit website online.

The Application deadline: November 1, 2022

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy