Assistant or Associate Professor of Composition/Music Theory

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Assistant or Associate Professor of Composition/Music Theory

University of the Pacific

Campus: Provost
Department: Conservatory of Music
Posting Number: Conservatory of Music
Full or Part Time: Full Time
Open Date: 12/18/2017
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Days Per Week:
Weeks Per Year:

Position Description:
The Conservatory seeks a vibrant and creative musician with demonstrated success as a composer and educator.
Teach in the areas of music theory, musicianship, and composition across the Conservatory's curricula. The teaching load may include applied composition and related seminars; theory and musicianship courses; orchestration; analysis; and related topics in the candidate's areas of expertise, in alignment with Conservatory goals.

Mentor young composers from diverse backgrounds to support the realization of individual educational and career goals.

In consultation with composition and music theory faculty members, provide leadership to facilitate the delivery of a unified approach to music theory and musicianship throughout the curriculum.

Contribute to Conservatory-wide recruiting activities and efforts, to include working collaboratively on the creation of online resources to assist aspiring applicants and admitted students in solidifying their foundational skills and literacy in music theory and musicianship.

Basic Qualifications:
Terminal degree (PhD, DMA) or the equivalent in professional experience as a composer.

Commitment to maintaining an active schedule of artistic and scholarly activities (composition, performance, research). Demonstration of creativity and innovation in music composition.

Demonstrated success at the collegiate level as an effective teacher of music theory, aural skills/musicianship, and composition (in classroom and private instruction settings).

Experience with current pedagogical practices in the teaching of music theory and aural skills/musicianship.

Familiarity with diverse musical genres and the ability to use them in the context of theory and musicianship instruction.

Additional Qualifications:
Expertise in music of the twentieth and/or twenty-first century.

Keyboard proficiency sufficient to teach music theory and musicianship in classroom settings.

Ability and willingness to work collaboratively in various contexts.

Demonstrated success in the recruitment of students regionally and nationally, and their successful retention.

Experience with one or more diverse compositional practices (e.g., theatre, dance, film, video games, technology based media).

Experience in the development of online or blended courses.

Physical Requirements:
Frequent sitting and computer use. Occasional walking, standing, bending, kneeling and use of phone.
Occasional lifting up to 25 lbs.
Work Environment/Work Week/Travel
Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment with use of computer and phone.
Work performed during standard business hours between 8AM and 5PM. Occasional overtime required to meet critical business deadlines. May require some nights and weekends

Special Instructions:
Start Date: August 1, 2018. Application review begins January 16, 2018; position is open until filled. To apply, submit cover letter; current vita; three scores with links to recordings of same; three current letters of reference; and syllabi from university or college level course(s) previously taught. Applicants are required to provide complete contact information (name, email and phone #) for at least three references who will receive an email request to upload their letters of recommendation via PeopleAdmin.

Contact Information:

Contact Email: [email protected]

Are Applicants Required to Submit References for This Posting? Yes
Minimum Number of References: 3
Maximum Number of References: 3

Background Check Statement:
Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check

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AA/EEO Policy Statement:
University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.




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Posted: 1/25/2018
Application Due: 3/26/2018
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