The Department of Music at the University of California, Riverside (music.ucr.edu), invites applications for a position as Visiting Assistant Professor in Popular Music: Creation and Production (VAP) to teach in Spring 2019. This will be a 100% time appointment during this one quarter.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach two courses in the Spring Quarter: MUS 144 “Songwriting” and MUS 023 “Audio Recording and Production.” In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will assist with undergraduate mentoring, participate in departmental activities, give at least one public presentation on their work and will continue with an active research agenda.
Qualifications: Candidates must possess an M.F.A, Ph. D. or D.M.A in Music; must demonstrate successful college teaching; a strong record of creating, performing, recording and/or producing popular and/or commercial music; and ample knowledge of digital technologies. A strong relationship with music industries is preferable. Successful candidates will possess an interest in working in a diverse, multi-ethnic, international environment.
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.
Salary: $18,000 - 20,000 commensurate with qualifications, pending budget approval. Timeframe: Spring Quarter instruction begins March 29, 2019 and ends May 27, 2019. Review of applications will begin December 10, 2018 and may continue until filled.
Complete applications must include: A cover letter of interest, current CV, two sample course syllabi, samples of teaching evaluations, scores, demos and/or recordings that best represent the candidate’s creative interests, three letters of recommendation to be submitted by the letter writers, and Statement of Contributions to Diversity.. All materials must be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system located at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00945. Please contact Benicia Mangram (email@example.com) 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.
The University of California, Riverside is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity 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.
A University of Distinction and Diversity widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, the University of California, Riverside current enrollment is more than 20,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.UCR is located approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations. UCR is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.