Assistant Professor, Composition and Computer Technologies (CCT)

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-11-06
Req: R0011585

The University of Virginia, McIntire Department of Music invites applications for a tenure track position in Composition and Computer Technologies (CCT) to begin in Fall 2020. We seek a colleague to build upon the Music Department’s core strengths in composition, music technology, and intermedia arts. Responsibilities will include teaching two courses each semester, advising graduate students, conducting research, and contributing to the service of the Department.

The CCT program emphasizes the integration of acoustic and electronic / computer-based composition, considered as part of a diverse and interdisciplinary 21st Century field of sound art, design, and music. We strive to build a unique environment of creative and technical research befitting a leading institution of higher education such as UVA. Current CCT faculty teach courses in a variety of areas, including composition, interactive and intermedia sound art, sound synthesis, mobile interactive computer ensemble, songwriting, new interfaces for musical expression, and ecoacoustics. This position will support some of the Department’s most popular course offerings at the intersections of music and the other arts, technology, popular culture, and social engagement. These classes may include Technosonics Digital Sound Art Composition (MUSI 2350), Introduction to Computers in Music (MUSI 3390), Sound Studio (MUSI 4543), Introduction to Composition (MUSI 3380), and others. In addition, the new colleague will be expected to contribute to the graduate program through seminars, lessons and dissertation advising.

The CCT program sustains a vibrant community for sound art composition through a Colloquium Series for visiting guests, the longstanding TechnoSonics and Digitalis Festivals, and a number of other initiatives and residencies. Production and research facilities include advanced computer music studios, a maker space, and a motion capture interactions studio. These spaces are maintained and managed by a full time Technical Director of Composition and Computer Technologies staff position.

Beyond CCT, the Music Department also includes a Critical and Comparative Studies (CCS) program and a Performance program. CCS promotes interdisciplinary perspectives on music and musical culture. Performance at UVA cultivates diverse traditions of music including western classical, jazz, marching band, new music, bluegrass, Klezmer, and African music and dance ensembles. For more information on the Music Department please visit

Music is an outward-looking department and the CCT faculty often collaborate with programs such as Engineering, Architecture, Creative Writing, Drama, Dance, Environmental Sciences, Art and others. This position will similarly afford ample opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary relationships with other departments and units, including for example UVA’s new Institutes in Data Sciences, Resilience, the Brain, and others.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or Doctorate in music or related field at the time of application or furnish proof from the relevant registrar that all documentation required for the Ph.D. or D.M.A. has been submitted. University teaching experience is desirable.

Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2020. For full consideration, please submit application materials before that time. The position will remain open until filled.


***Please note all documents should be uploaded in the resume box.***

***Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration.***

Apply online at search for requisition #R0011585 complete the application, and attach the following:

1) a letter of application that discusses the candidate’s teaching, research/creative activity and service experience; addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in this position specification; and highlights the candidate’s experience advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, and/or working with diverse populations

2) a curriculum vitae

3) a document containing link(s) to examples of the candidate's music (scores, recordings, videos, etc.) online

4) the names of three referees.

Please arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation emailed or mailed directly to the Music Department care of Kim Turner at or P.O Box 400176, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176. Letters of recommendation from credentialing services such as Interfolio will be accepted.

Questions about this position should be directed to Kim Turner, McIntire Department of Music, email:, tel: 434-924-6491. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor at

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

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The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Job No:
Posted: 11/8/2019
Application Due: 6/17/2021
Work Type: Full Time