The Music and Theater Arts Section (MTA) at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT) together with the MIT Schwarzman
College of Computing (SCC) in Cambridge, MA seeks applicants for a
position in Music Technology and Computation at the level of
tenured Associate or Full Professor beginning July 1, 2024, or at a
mutually agreed date thereafter.
We seek candidates who are leaders in research fields of
computation and technology applied to music. Candidates should be
investigating areas where computation and music are intertwined to
make discoveries that would not be possible without a deep
understanding of both disciplines.
MIT recently approved the creation of a master's degree program in
Music Technology. The successful candidate will be intimately
involved in the direction and growth of this program. This search
is one of several anticipated hires in the near term, with the goal
of creating a cohort of faculty at the intersection of
music and technology.
MIT is committed to fostering an equitable and inclusive
environment for a diverse faculty and academic
Areas of interest may include music information retrieval,
computational approaches to music cognition and perception, music
visualization and data sonification, human-computer interfaces for
musical interaction, hardware systems and/or robotics for musical
instruments, music and healthcare, algorithms for musical
creativity, computational musicology, or music and AI. This listing
is not exhaustive; researchers in related disciplines or emerging
areas are welcome to apply.
A doctorate in music technology, music, computer science,
engineering, applied mathematics, cognition or neuroscience, or a
closely related field is required. Candidates should have extensive
musical training and experience in some aspect of music
performance, composition, theory, musicology, or music production.
Candidates should also have a current or recent position as
associate professor, full professor, or equivalent status, and a
distinguished record of research and teaching.
The successful candidate will have a shared appointment between MTA
and SCC, and will join a growing cohort of faculty at MIT with a
multidisciplinary focus. Faculty duties include conducting original
research, teaching classes in music technology and computation in
both MTA and SCC, advising at the undergraduate and graduate
levels, and playing a leadership role in the design and
administration of the new music technology graduate program. The
normal teaching load is 3 subjects per year, but is reduced to 2
subjects per year for PIs who spend substantial effort running a
lab and mentoring PhD students and postdocs. Faculty are expected
to apply for outside grants to support their research group.
To apply for the position include (1) a cover letter (2-4 pages)
that includes research accomplishments, future research directions,
approaches to pedagogy, and fundraising accomplishments (2)
Curriculum Vitae, (3) teaching reviews and/or evaluations and (4) a
statement regarding your views on diversity, inclusion, and
belonging, including past and current contributions as well as your
vision and plans in these areas. Finalists for this position will
be required to solicit three letters of recommendation.
Applications must be completed by January 2, 2024 to receive full