Notice of Faculty Vacancy: Assistant Professor of Music Composition

March 3, 2017 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

The University of Tennessee School of Music

Notice of Faculty Vacancy

POSITION Assistant Professor of Music Composition

RANK AND SALARY Assistant Professor; Nine-month tenure-track appointment beginning August 1, 2017. Salary and fringe benefits are competitive and commensurate with rank and experience.

QUALIFICATIONS Doctoral degree in music composition or composition/theory required. Applicants should have a successful record of university-level teaching experience and recruiting. Successful record of performance, commissions, prizes, and publication in music composition desired. Specific interest and background in film, video game, and commercial music also desired.

RESPONSIBILITIES Teach composition lessons and music theory/technology classes to undergraduate and graduate music majors/minors, including possible courses in sound recording, film scoring, electronic music, counterpoint, choral arranging, instrumentation/orchestration, the undergraduate theory sequence, graduate seminars, and courses in the candidate’s area(s) of specialization. Advise composition majors’ senior recitals and Master’s theses, and serve on graduate committees. Maintain an active record of creative activity and scholarship in music composition. Serve on area, department, school, and college/university committees. Recruitment of undergraduate and graduate students majoring/minoring in composition and music theory.

GENERAL INFORMATION The University of Tennessee is the state’s flagship institution, offering comprehensive programs of undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, research, and public service throughout the state. The campus at Knoxville is the only public institution in the state with the Carnegie classification of “doctoral/research university-extensive.” The campus offers more than 300 degree programs to its 26,000 students, who come from every county in Tennessee, every state in the nation, and more than 100 foreign countries. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

SCHOOL OF MUSIC The School of Music is part of the College of Arts & Sciences and has a long and successful history of quality and commitment to excellence. The school offers a broad and comprehensive professional music program at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The school has 55 faculty members and approximately 350 music majors.

APPLICATION Send letter of application, at least three current (within last 12 months) letters of recommendation as well as a list of at least three additional references, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and links to at least three recent scores with recordings of original compositions to Please put Music Composition Search in the subject line. Do not send any other materials at this time. If necessary, they will be requested at a later date.

DEADLINE: March 10, 2017, or until position is filled.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498.  Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.