Assistant Professor - Composition

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Colorado, United States
Competitive Salary
Jan 04, 2021
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
The Music Program in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Music Composition to begin August, 2021. Responsibilities include creative work and research in music composition, teaching, and developing curricula in the following areas: composition, computer music and music theory. Applicants should be prepared to offer a variety of instructional formats such as in-person, hybrid, or online. We seek applicants who can bring a diverse spectrum of contemporary compositional approaches to recruit and mentor students in the Composition & Sonic Arts track in the B.A. in Visual Performing Arts as well as the Bachelor of Innovation of Music. The successful candidate will possess a significant background in acoustic and electronic music composition that embodies a diversity of practices, new approaches to music theory and interdisciplinary breadth.  Other preferable qualifications may include but are not limited to: music in film and television scoring, web-based applications, game design, sound design, or other, as well as experience and ideas to diversify and innovate the music curriculum.   

Central to our mission, the VAPA Music Program is committed to fostering an inclusive community where people of all backgrounds, identities and perspectives are welcomed. We especially appreciate candidates who creative work and/or scholarship engages with underrepresented or marginalized communities and groups.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Music or closely related discipline
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Phd, DMA or other terminal degree
  • Experience developing composition, music theory or music technology curriculum in Higher Education.
  • Experience in film and television scoring
  • Experience in web-based applications, game design, sound design
  • Experience in diversifying and innovating music curriculum

Special Instructions to Applicants: • Applications submitted by February 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. • Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered; applications must be submitted via CU Careers (job #19519). • Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

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