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Asst Prof of Composition

Position overview

Position title: Asst Prof
Salary range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales

Application Window

Open date: November 12th, 2021

Next review date: Friday, Dec 10, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Apr 30, 2022 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.

Position description

The Department of Music at the University of California San Diego invites applications for an Assistant Professorship (full-time/ tenure-track) to begin July 1, 2022. The ideal candidate will have a strong profile as a composer whose creative practice engages creatively with technology. We are understanding technology expansively here: the successful applicant could have experience in computer music research, DIY electronics, intermedia work, live electronics or any combination thereof. On a graduate level, the appointee would be expected to teach courses that support the interdisciplinary character of the department, with a focus on creative practice applications of media technology in addition to seminars based on the candidate's research interests. On the undergraduate level we expect that the successful candidate would teach courses within our ICAM major and the Music Technology emphasis, along with some technology-focused general education teaching. UCSD has a storied history as a center for development of computer music and audio technology and we have excellent facilities and the successful candidate could also work in collaboration with other places on campus including Qualcomm Institute.

We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service records demonstrate their capacity to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A terminal degree (PhD, DMA, MFA) in a relevant field, or equivalent professional experience. ABD applicants are welcome.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

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.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • 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 - Portfolio of representative creative activity in digital form (documentation of 3 pieces of representative creative practice)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Names and contact info only at this time. Letters to be solicited later in the process

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Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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Job location

La Jolla, CA