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Institution: Bates College

Position: Lecturer

General Information:


A completed or nearly completed PhD or DMA in composition or related fields is required.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Music Department of Bates College announces a one-year four-fifths position as Lecturer in Music for a composer with strong skills in computer and digital music, starting on August 1st, 2018. Other areas of specialization may include sound art, game music, hardware design or instrument making. Candidates should have a strong command of digital and computer music practices, such as programming in Max/MSP, SuperCollider or other programs, audio recording, composition, and other relevant expertise.
The teaching load for this position consists of four courses within the academic year. The teaching responsibilities include an introductory composition course in digital and computer music, two undergraduate music theory courses, and a course in the applicant’s area of expertise commensurate with our culturally and historically engaged approach to music, as part of the liberal arts education. The position also includes the responsibilities of managing and maintaining Bates Computer Music Studio. The college’s mission statement celebrates “the transformative power of our differences.” Accordingly, we believe that campus diversity contributes to student learning, and we embrace our college’s aim to extend access to a Bates education to an ever wider range of students. Candidates who can add substantive diversity of thought and/or experience and who can contribute to supporting an increasingly diverse student body are encouraged to apply. To be fully considered, please describe these contributions in a cover letter and/or statements.

Salary Range: unspecified

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Application Instructions:
Review of applications begins on ­March 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, a representative selection of works (sent via web link), and undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Please also arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation (one of whom can speak to your teaching experience or capabilities). Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Deadline: March 1, 2018


Date Listed: 01/31/2018

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