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Turner Post Doctoral Fellow, College Conservatory of Music

University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
Competitive salary
Posted Date
Jan 13, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Overview
The Composition Department at the College-Conservatory of Music seeks a fellow in music composition for its newly-created Charles Henry Turner Post-Doctoral Program. Named in honor of Charles Henry Turner, one of the first Black students to earn a graduate degree at the University of Cincinnati, the Charles Henry Turner Post-Doctoral Program aims to attract talented post-doctoral fellows to the University of Cincinnati who will contribute diverse perspectives, expertise, and skill sets that bolster inclusion and innovation and enhance the student experience. This program is designed to provide program participants with the opportunity to refine and enhance their personal and professional skills in preparation for a faculty career in the academy, ideally at CCM/UC. 

Essential Functions
The post-doctoral appointment is for two years beginning the date of hire. Responsibilities during this period will include:

  • The post-doctoral fellow developing their own creative projects (including those in collaboration with CCM’s various ensembles and possibly in the greater Cincinnati community). Conducting presentations on their own work in the department’s Composition Symposium. Teaching one class per year based on a topic of special interest. Aiding with various service-related duties as deemed necessary. Composers working in any medium, whether acoustic, electronic, multimedia, or any combination thereof, are invited to apply.

Minimum Requirements
Post-doctoral participants must have a terminal doctoral degree by the hire date and must be in residence at CCM/UC from August 15 to May 15 of each program year.

Additional Qualifications Considered
Applicants with research interests and/or teaching experiences that diversify opportunities for peer and student collaboration.

Application Details
Terms of appointment: In addition to full salary of $50,000 per year, the post-doctoral fellow will also receive an additional $10,000 fund for research and professional development activities, two years of “special project” funding, at $5,000 per year for creative projects that align with UC’s ‘NEXT LIVES HERE’ strategic initiative, and benefits.

Appointment date: August 15, 2023.

Possibility of tenure-track appointment: As an extension of the Turner Post-Doctoral Program, the composition program may invite the post-doctoral fellow to apply for a tenure-track position in composition towards the end of the post-doctoral fellowship.

Deadline, supporting materials: To receive full consideration for this program please submit the following by March 1, 2023:

  • Letter of application. Curriculum vitae including list of works. Scores and recordings of three sample works. Three letters of recommendation

Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience. Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage. Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program. Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans. Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave. Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents. Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

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The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


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