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Institution: UCLA

Position: Associate Professor/Full Professor and Assistant Professor

General Information:

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is pleased to invite applications for two professorial positions in its Division of Composition and Theory in the Department of Music. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2017.


Candidate must have a bachelor's degree and at least four years professional experience; a doctorate or the equivalent professional experience is preferred. Candidate must have a record of, or demonstrate exceptional potential for, success in teaching individual composition lessons and a wide range of academic courses.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Department seeks two composers: one at the Associate Professor or Full Professor level (with Tenure) with an active professional career in composition, and one at the Assistant Professor level (Tenure Track) with significant activity at the early career level. Successful candidates will specialize in two or more of the following areas: concert music, electronic music and music technology, film music, jazz composition, music for dance, music theory and music theory pedagogy, opera/music theater, and song writing. and have a record of or demonstrate exceptional potential for, success in teaching individual composition lessons and a wide range of academic courses. The successful candidate will demonstrate potential for intellectual leadership and expanding the scope of the School's teaching activities.

We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research and/or community engagement has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate-level composition lessons, the candidates must be qualified to teach undergraduate freshman and sophomore music theory, graduate-level analysis courses on pre-tonal, tonal, and post-tonal music, undergraduate- and graduate-level orchestration, counterpoint, and courses relevant to the candidate’s areas of expertise. Candidates will be expected to mentor composition students, to foster additional professional-level performance opportunities for them, and in other ways contribute to the UCLA musical community.

Salary Range: Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications.

Items to Send:

Applications must be submitted to the UC Recruit website online at:

Candidates should submit a letter of interest that articulates a vision for the distinctive future of composition studies at UCLA; a comprehensive curriculum vitae; online links to recordings of compositions; a statement of research and a statement of teaching, as well as names and contact information for at least three professional references. (Letters of recommendation are not requested at this time.) The applicant’s cover letter should clearly specify interest in being considered at either the Full Professor/Associate Professor level or the Assistant Professor level.

Deadline: September 30, 2016


Prof. David S. Lefkowitz, Ph.D.
Chair, Division of Composition and Theory
UCLA Department of Music
UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
2539 Schoenberg Hall, Box 951616
Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1616

Other Information:

Located in a global cultural capital, the UCLA Department of Music boasts conservatory level training within the context of a world-class research university. Enrollment is limited, providing students with a comprehensive music-school experience, abundant performance opportunities, and extensive individual attention from faculty. Allied with the Musicology and Ethnomusicology departments in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, the department values both specialization and integration between fields.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Date Listed: 07/12/2016

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