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Position:  Studio Bass / Jazz

Date of Appointment:  August 22, 2012

Rank and Salary:  Academic Staff (56%) Salary is competitive and negotiable.  This position is eligible for benefits.


Earned master’s degree. Accomplished bassist with broad performing experience, including both classical and jazz.  Successful studio teacher with a strong background in bass and jazz literature and pedagogy, including improvisation.  Prior successful college or university teaching experience, including both studio and classroom work.   Strong commitment to recruiting.  We actively seek candidates who possess the interest and ability to work with students from diverse socio-economic, educational, and ethnic backgrounds.


Teach studio bass. Work on recruiting students into growing string and jazz programs at UWW. Jazz-related duties are flexible according to the qualifications of the successful candidate, but may include: direction of combos, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Arranging, Jazz Composition and Jazz Pedagogy coursework


To be considered for this position, the candidate must submit a letter of application, together with a list of at least three references, a complete vita, and three current letters of recommendation.  Finalists will be asked to provide additional supporting materials.  Review of completed applications will begin on April 9, 2012.  The position will remain open until filled.  Names of applicants may be disclosed unless applicants request otherwise.

Send to

Prof. Benjamin Whitcomb; Chair, Bass/Jazz Search Committee
Department of Music;  University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
800 W. Main Street, Whitewater, WI  53190
email: whitcomb@uww.edu

Department phone: 262-472-1310;  fax: 262-472-2808

Department of Music

The Department of Music, with over 150 music majors, 75 music minors, and 30 full or part time faculty, is a division of the College of Arts and Communication, and is a fully accredited member of NASM.   The Department offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees with emphases in Music Education, Performance, and History/Theory, as well as a Music Minor and Music Certificates.


The University serves a diverse population of students, and embraces the principles and practices of Inclusive Excellence that are reflected in the University of Wisconsin System’s commitment to diversity and educational opportunity.  Located in southeast Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a comprehensive university in the University of Wisconsin System.  Established in 1868, the University has approximately 10,500 students enrolled in 44 undergraduate and 13 graduate degree programs. Located in a community of 14,000 near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance of the metropolitan areas of Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago.  The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and all veterans.