Recognized internationally for its innovations in contemporary music, the School of Music at the University of Illinois includes the Experimental Music Studios (EMS)—the first of its kind in the western hemisphere when it was founded in 1958. We seek a dynamic composer with a wide range of musical and technical skills to direct and shape the future of EMS, and contribute to the School’s rapidly growing Bachelor’s degree in music technology.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an active and recognized career as a composer. Expertise in digital technology, including sound recording and production, is required. The successful candidate should also demonstrate skills in one or more related areas such as emerging media; gaming; video and film; interactive performance; programming; and interdisciplinary work.
Duties and responsibilities: The candidate will maintain a distinguished record of national and/or international distinction in the relevant fields. The new director of EMS will teach courses in electro-acoustic music composition, sound recording, and music production, as well as composition lessons for undergraduate and graduate students. Other course topics may include multimedia, theory/analysis of electro-acoustic music, computer programming for music and sound, interactive electro-acoustic music performance, etc., following the successful candidate’s strengths and interests. The new director may also play an important role in the new interdisciplinary design center at the University of Illinois, projected to open in the near future. Additional duties include maintaining the EMS studios, recruiting students, participating in curriculum design for the music technology program, advising, and service to the University and to the field.
Requirements: Doctorate or terminal degree in music composition or relevant related field (earned by 15 August 2016) required, or equivalent professional experience.
Rank and Salary: This is a full-time tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2016. Salary commensurate with qualifications.
Application Materials: To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by November 23, 2015. Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload the following:
Letter of Interest;
Vision Statement for the future of digital composition in EMS and the Bachelor’s degree in music technology at the University of Illinois (maximum one page);
Names and contact information of three references.
Please submit only the itemized materials at this time; requests for additional materials may come at a later date. Please direct any inquiries to Heinrich Taube, Chair, Music Composition Search Committee, office phone 1-217-244-2684 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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