Job location: Charlottesville, VA Employment Type:
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The College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia is launching a new faculty hiring initiative devoted to Race, Justice and Equity, building on a broad range of recent commitments, including an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded project to hire 10 Tenure/Tenure Track faculty working on the Global South; an expansion and University endowment commitment to the Carter Woodson Institute and Department of African and African-American Studies; the establishment of the Dean’s Doctoral Fellowships to enhance our recruitment of underrepresented graduate students; and a parallel new project in collaboration with the Mellon Foundation to appoint 30 Race, Justice, and Equity Postdoctoral and Arts fellows across the University (20 in Arts & Sciences).
These commitments further our mission as a public university, dedicated to the promise of democratic life, and consistently engaged with the unfinished struggles for democracy, freedom, and justice with which our national and institutional histories are so deeply entangled. The present historical moment—and the deep histories that have produced it—call us to engage with renewed urgency the particular histories of inequality affecting Black communities in the United States and across the globe. Our hiring, research, teaching, and institutional practices and commitments must respond to that call.
As part of this newest initiative, UVA Arts & Sciences is launching a cluster of 10 new tenured/tenure track searches for faculty members working in Black studies in national and global contexts, with intersecting fields of interest across disciplinary domains. Appointments will span multiple fields: Music and Sound Studies, Black Political Thought and Philosophy; Sociology of Race; Black Feminist Theory; Studio and Digital Art; Race, Media and Technology; Black Diaspora and Latinx studies; Environmental Justice; Race and Health, Black Youth studies. We completed four of these searches in 2020-21 and are launching the next six in the Fall of 2021.
These new faculty members will join a community of colleagues at UVA already working in and across disciplines on the social, cultural, political, historical, and environmental questions that are central to African, African-American, and Diaspora communities across the US and around the world. The University of Virginia’s location and history necessitates that we sustain and expand research and teaching in these areas.
The Department of Music at the University of Virginia seeks a tenure-track assistant professor with a focus on Black sound studies, music, and / or sound art. We seek a colleague who engages with the African Diaspora, Afro-futurism, Black feminism, Black sacred practice, or other musical and sonic engagements with Black experience. We are interested in both practitioners and scholars, with a preference for those whose work blends the two. Candidates should have a terminal degree such as a PhD, DMA or MFA, in Music, Sound Studies, Sound Art, or related field.
Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate students in and outside the major, teaching and advising PhD students in the Composition and Computer Technologies program and / or Critical and Comparative Studies program. Responsibilities also include contributing to an inclusive and equitable community in the department and university.
The Department of Music is comprised of three interlocking programs: Composition and Computer Technologies, Critical and Comparative Studies, and Performance. The department is commited to reimagining undergraduate and graduate education and the role of creative arts in public universities.
Applicants must hold a relevant terminal degree (PhD, DMA, or MFA) at the time of appointment.
***Please note ALL REQUESTED documents MUST be uploaded in the cv/resume box and you can combine documents into one PDF.***
Visit https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs and search on posting number R0028516, complete a candidate profile, and attach the materials noted below. The review of applications will begin on Novemer 1, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled. Candidates must have the PhD or DMA before starting the position.
- A cover letter of interest that describes your research and / or creative practice, teaching, as well as a statement describing how your courses, research and / or service have helped, or will help, advance issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within academic institutions, in the field of music and sound studies, or in broader community engagements.
- A CV
- An example of creative work / writing sample (25-50 pages) with a one-page context to the work included. For electronic submissions of creative work, please include a link to your work. If you prefer to submit a physical copy, please mail it to the Department of Music, attention: Kim Turner, 112 Old Cabell Hall, Charlottesville VA 22904
- Names and titles of 3 referees
***Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration.***
The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.
For questions about the position, please contact Kim Turner, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the application process, please contact Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor, at email@example.com.
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