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Assistant Professor of Music and AI

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Aug 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Music and AI

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The Department of Music in the College of Arts, Media and Design and the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University announce a search for a tenure-track appointment in Music Technology and Computer Science, Music and Artificial Intelligence specifically, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will be 75% in Music and 25% in Computer Science.

The new faculty member will be instrumental in forging new curricular paths and developing innovative directions in research and scholarship at the graduate and undergraduate levels and in developing a distinctive profile for Northeastern's Music Technology programs. We are searching for a colleague in a music department that offers a widely encompassing and flexible series of paths to majoring in music, with a larger view of creativity as inherently collaborative and central to all areas of study.

The candidate will be on a career trajectory towards achieving significant recognition and accomplishment in research and creative practice within the array of disciplines at the intersection of AI and music, including but not limited to deep learning, music information retrieval, computational creativity and music metacreation, with particular emphasis on human interaction. Candidates should be committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education. The position has an anticipated start date of Fall 2021.

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in Music or a related area, including but not limited to Computer Science and Engineering, by appointment start date.

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Additional Information:
Candidates should submit applications electronically to:

Please include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three references. Please do not submit additional materials unless requested. Applications received on or before February 12, 2021 will be guaranteed full review and consideration.Questions pertaining to the position can be sent to Professor Ronald Bruce Smith,, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Music, College of Arts Media and Design, Northeastern University.

The College of Arts, Media and Design is a collaborative, diverse community, acting as a catalyst for research, inspiration, and discovery across the University. It brings together a unique combination of disciplines, including Architecture, Art+Design, Communication Studies, Journalism, Media and Screen Studies, Music, and Theatre, and is home to two interdisciplinary research centers: the Center for the Arts and the Center for Design. (See: The Music Department's degree offerings include the B.A. in Music, a B.S. in Music Technology, a B.S. in Music Industry, a variety of combined majors in music and other disciplines (including computer science, physics, engineering, and psychology), a Master's in Creative Practice Leadership, a graduate certificate in Arts Administration (in collaboration with other disciplines). (See:

Khoury College has grown rapidly over the last five years in response to increased student demand at the BS, MS, and PhD levels and expects to continue this rapid growth for the next several years. It is a fast-moving, ambitious college with an underlying mission that is driven by the motto “CS for Everyone.” Khoury College is committed to diversity and inclusion in computer science. It aims to establish a computing population—students, faculty, researchers, and staff—that reflects today's global society. (See:

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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