What We Do

Jazz Institute Berlin

Welcome to the website of the Jazz Institute Berlin – JIB.
The JIB is an institute founded jointly by the University of the Arts and the
Academy of Music ”Hanns Eisler“ in July 2005.

Innovative training, combined with the potential of the capital city, Berlin,
make the JIB especially interesting for students.


• Artistic Positions
Part-Time (50%) Professorship (employed status, teaching commitment 9 hrs per week) for the subjects of Vocal Jazz and Jazz Ensemble - (according to) Salary Bracket W2
Application Deadline: October 18, 2022
The Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin is seeking to appoint a 50% Professor at the Jazz Institut Berlin (JIB) as described below. The position is a part-time professorship (employed status, teaching commitment 9 hrs per week) for the subjects of Vocal Jazz and Jazz Ensemble, is open as of the 2023 Summer Semester and remunerated according to Salary Bracket W2.
The position is open to an outstanding artist (low voice: tenor/baritone/bass) with an international reputation and an active career in jazz. Furthermore, outstanding professional achievements and proven teaching experience at higher education level are expected. Recordings as a leader and/or „sideman“ as well as own compositions and stylistic diversity are also expected. The ability to accompany the development of the students’ vocal technique and teach vocal improvisation are assumed as a given. Experience with studio productions is desirable. The official and teaching language is German; a main residence in Berlin is desirable.
The Hanns Eisler School is interested in fostering intense cooperation among the entire faculty, in order to ensure optimal coverage of all artistic aspects. In working with the faculty, a capacity for teamwork and active commitment to all areas of the organization, of academic self-administration and the development of future pedagogical concepts and projects are expected.
Appointment Requirements: § 100 Berliner Hochschulgesetz (Berlin University Law)
Applications from persons with a migration background are expressly encouraged. Applicants with equal qualifications and a severe handicap will be given preferential treatment. In case this is a candidate’s first appointment to a professorship, the position will initially be limited to two years, with a subsequent option to being granted full tenure.
Please submit your applications including significant documentation (cover letter, CV, certificates and/or transcripts, links to audio/video recordings, an overview of your publications, and a paper outlining your teaching concept) and three potential references by October 18, 2022 in electronic form only to the
Jazz Institut Berlin,

By submitting your application with the relevant documents, you agree to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of conducting the search and appointment procedure (cf. Art. 6 GDPR; cf. also § 32 BDSG).