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Associate or Full Professor in Composition, Department of Music

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 22nd, 2019
Last review date: Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Music at the University of California San Diego seeks an accomplished and innovative composer to be appointed with tenure at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor beginning July 1, 2020. We value a broadly conceived aesthetic approach, investment in research, and dedication to the advancement and appreciation of music-making and the contemporary arts. Candidates will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate departmental curriculum and bring a commitment to organizational and administrative tasks.

The Department of Music at UC San Diego (UCSD) offers B.A, M.A., Ph.D., and D.M.A. degrees, and maintains state-of-the-art performing, recording and research facilities. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body. Preferred candidates should demonstrate the highest standards of professional research, teaching, and service, and contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a personal statement that outlines one’s teaching philosophy and past or potential contributions to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion (see Documentation of teaching excellence is also strongly encouraged.

Candidates must have either a completed M.F.A., D.M.A., or Ph.D., and/or exceptional professional achievement and activity in music composition.

All materials should be submitted electronically via UCSD's AP On-Line RECRUIT at

UCSD is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity (
If you have questions, please contact Miguel Ramirez at

Job location

La Jolla, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required