The Department of Music University of California, Riverside Assistant Professor of Composition 2019-20 Academic Year
The UCR Department of Music is committed to promoting a broad range of intellectual perspectives in order to serve our highly diverse student body. In accordance with this mission, we seek a composer for a full-time, tenure track position for an Assistant Professor of Composition with an anticipated hire date of July 1, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or a DMA in composition. Applicants are expected to have a demonstrated track record of or potential for performances from nationally recognized organizations, ensembles, and/or performers. Previous college teaching experience and digital media skills are also desirable. We are particularly interested in individuals with a potential to carve out new and innovative paths of research, and who are interested in combining scholarship and performance in areas related to gender and queer studies. We encourage applications from composers who have an interest in interdisciplinary collaboration and in engaging critically with the ways in which music contributes to and is shaped by cultural differences. We also seek those whose work actively challenges established compositional narratives and genres.
Teaching duties include composition and music theory courses, graduate seminars, electives, composition forums and individual instruction of our undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty are expected to recruit and advise outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, maintain an active program of research and creative activity in music composition, and serve on both Department of Music and Academic Senate committees.
To Apply: Applicants will be required to submit cover letter, CV, portfolio of compositions, writing sample of research (as applicable), statement of research, statement of teaching and teaching evaluations ( if available), statement of past and future contributions to advancing diversity and inclusive excellence, and 3-5 letters of reference. All materials must be uploaded using UCR's on-line application system located at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01181 . Further details about the position can be found at music.ucr.edu.
Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up https://support.interfolio.com .
To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by December 8, 2019. The position will remain open until filled. Department Contact person: Jonathan Ritter [email protected] .
Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.
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.
Internal Number: JPF01181
About University of California Riverside
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.