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Visiting Assistant Professor in Music Composition

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Description

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Music: Composition
College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences

Position Summary: The Department of Music at the University of California, Riverside (music.ucr.edu), invites applications for a position as Visiting Assistant Professor in Composition (VAP) to teach at 100% time during the 2018-2019 academic year (three quarters), pending budget approval.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach six courses during the academic year, including five undergraduate courses and one graduate seminar. During fall quarter, the candidate will teach undergraduate courses in orchestration and form and analysis (MUS 138 and MUS134). During the winter quarter, the candidate will teach counterpoint (MUS 130A) and a graduate composition seminar (MUS 256) based on the candidate’s area of specialization. In the spring quarter, the candidate will teach a second counterpoint course (130B) and an undergraduate composition seminar (MUS137). In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will assist with graduate and undergraduate mentoring, participate in departmental activities, and give at least one public presentation on their music.

Salary: $50,000 -60,000 commensurate with qualifications.

Timeframe: Fall Quarter instruction begins September 27, 2018 and ends December 7, 2018. Winter Quarter instruction begins January 7, 2019 and ends March 15, 2019. Spring Quarter instruction begins April 1, 2019 and ends June 7, 2019.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or D.M.A in Composition; previous college teaching experience; strong record of commissions and performances; interest in working in a diverse, multi-ethnic, international environment.

To Apply: Send a cover letter addressed to Professor Ian Dicke, VAP Search Committee Chair, a CV, two sample course syllabi, teaching evaluations if available, three scores and recordings that best represent the candidate’s research interests, three letters of recommendation to be submitted by the letter writers and statement of contributions to diversity addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service. All materials must be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system located at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00937. Deadline to receive application is July 19, 2018. Review of applications will begin July 20, 2018. Please contact Benicia Mangram (benicia@ucr.edu) with questions about your application. Further details about the position can be found at music.ucr.edu.

The Department of Music at UC Riverside offers undergraduate majors leading to the B.A. in Music and the B.A. in Music and Culture, as well as an M.A./Ph.D. in Music with a specialization in three areas: musicology, ethnomusicology, and composition.
The Department features a distinctive and supportive environment for study in music. It emphasizes close interaction between its students and faculty, and provides for a continuously expanding range of musical and intellectual pursuits. Faculty interests range from traditional Western art music (offering foundational study in traditional musicology, theory, and composition) and ethnomusicology to cultural studies, gender/sexuality, critical theory, free improvisation, electronic music composition, popular music, and many others. The faculty shares a belief in the importance of musical performance, an activity in which many are regularly engaged, and students receive individual attention in both research and creative projects.

UCR is a world-class research University with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Riverside, CA

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - Three scores and recordings that best represent the candidate’s research interests.

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service.

  • Regard to Teaching - Two sample course syllabi, teaching evaluations if available.

  • Additional space for compositions and recordings, if needed (Optional)

  • Additional space for compositions and recordings, if needed (Optional)

  • Additional space for compositions and recordings, if needed (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required