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Institution: University of California, Riverside

Position: Assistant Professor

Job Description/Responsibilities:

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 Further details about the position can be found at .

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

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

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.

Salary Range: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

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Deadline: April 30, 2020


Jonathan Ritter

Date Listed: 10/10/2019

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