Assistant Professor in Music Theory & Composition
The School of Music at the University of Kentucky seeks a composer-theorist with an emerging record of substantive research in theory and experience as a composer in a range of genres and styles. The ability to foster student interest in and successful use of a new electro-acoustic studio is essential.
This new tenure-track hire will join an established team of five full-time faculty in the Division of Music Theory and Composition and will build a studio of private composition students and provide individual composition lessons. Incumbent will also teach two to three undergraduate and/or graduate music theory courses each year and assist in the supervision of graduate teaching assistants assigned to undergraduate theory courses. The position will also supervise students using the new electro-acoustic music studio; maintain the studio; and make recommendations to the division and to the Director of the School of Music for ongoing development of the electro-acoustic studio. The successful candidate will further contribute to the University of Kentucky School of Music's effort to build a community of entrepreneurial student composers, including both composition majors and other music majors interested in composition at all degree levels. This tenure-track position will require ongoing presentation of compositions and research work at regional, national, and international venues and outlets, consistent with division and School of Music criteria for promotion and tenure.
Members of the Division of Music Theory and Composition are expected to assist with advising and graduate thesis committee work, as well as curricular development and assessment efforts. All faculty members in the School of Music are expected to participate in shared governance within the School of Music, the College of Fine Arts, and the University, as well as one's profession. Tenured faculty in the School of Music may be asked to serve a term as Director of Undergraduate or Graduate Studies, depending upon the needs of the School.
Qualifications: Applicants should hold the DMA in composition with substantive graduate course work in music theory or the PhD in music theory with a graduate degree in music composition, from accredited universities. Preferred qualifications include 1-3 years of prior university teaching experience in music theory and/or ear training and an emerging record of presentations of original research and/or compositions at regional and national professional conferences; a growing body of composition commissions or past work experience composing for film, television, radio, video games, or other commercial ventures. ABD candidates with degree completion anticipated during the 2018-2019 academic year will be considered.
Applications should include:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Academic transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable at this time)
• A sample composition (A document with links is acceptable, upload under Specific Request 1)
When prompted in the application, please include the names and contact information for three references. This information may be used to solicit reference letters within the employment system.
Final candidates may be expected to submit additional examples of creative and/or research work.
Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. The position begins August 2019.
Questions regarding this opportunity may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Kevin Holm-Hudson, at [email protected] More information can be found at http://finearts.uky.edu
Assistant Professor in Music Theory & Composition
8X209: MUSIC THEORY
Type of Position
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DMA in Music Composition with graduate-level training in music theory or Ph.D. in Music Theory with an additional degree in composition.
ABD candidates with degree completion anticipated during the 2018-2019 academic year will be considered.
Required Related Experience
An emerging record of substantive research in theory and experience as a composer in a range of genres and styles is required, as is the ability to foster student interest in and successful use of a new electro-acoustic studio.
Required License/ Registration/Certification
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
1 to 3 years of prior university teaching experience in music theory and/or ear training and an emerging record of presentations of original research and/or compositions at regional and national professional conferences is preferred.
A growing body of composition commissions or past work experience composing for film, television, radio, video games, or other commercial ventures is ideal.
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