Assistant/Associate Professor of Music Composition

Location
Illinois, United States
Posted
18 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Oct 2020
Ref
78381
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The University of Chicago: Humanities Division: Department of Music

Location
Chicago, IL

Deadline
Oct 1, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description

The Department of Music at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track position in Composition. We seek a composer to join our faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter. Minimum teaching load: four courses per year at the graduate and undergraduate levels, plus usual advising and committee responsibilities. 

Qualifications

We seek a composer with an active creative and performance profile who can also contribute to building the composition program and has the potential to take on leadership roles. Applicants must also have professional experience that demonstrates the ability to be an effective teacher and mentor at the University. Preferred qualifications include a PhD or equivalent degree in Music or a related field and a documented record of excellence in teaching at the University level.

Application Instructions

Applicants should upload the following materials to the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment website no later than 11 pm central time on Wednesday, October 1, 2020 at the following link: apply.interfolio.com/78381.

  • CV
  • Cover letter addressing work as a composer and teacher
  • A PDF with links to scores and recordings of three recent representative works. The file may link to individual works, an online folder containing all three works, or a website which presents the submitted works on one page."
  • A teaching statement, up to 3 sample syllabi, and list of courses taught
  • Names and contact information of three potential recommenders. 

Applicants may be asked to provide additional materials following the initial review of applications. Questions may be directed to Peter Gillette (ptgillette@uchicago.edu) with the subject heading COMPOSITION SEARCH.

Position contingent upon budgetary approval.

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