Fine and Performing Arts, Assistant Professor (Music Theory & Composition), Tenure TrackPosition Title:
Fine and Performing Arts, Assistant Professor (Music Theory & Composition), Tenure TrackJob Category:
University FacultyJob Type:
Rogers Park-Lake Shore CampusLocation Code:
FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS (02105A)Department Name:
FINE AND PERFORMING ARTSIs this split and/or fully grant funded? :
NoDuties and Responsibilities:
Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Fine and Performing Arts seeks qualified candidates for a full-time tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2023. The Department of Fine and Performing Arts – Music Division has six full-time faculty serving 40 majors and is housed on the university’s Lakeshore Campus. For more information about the department, please visit its web site at https://www.luc.edu/dfpa/.Qualifications:
Located on Chicago’s vibrantly multicultural North Side, LUC is committed to creating an inclusive, responsive community of faculty, students, and staff. As an urban-based Department of Fine and Performing Arts dedicated to mentoring a diverse student body, many of whom come from under-represented and under-served populations, we especially encourage applications from candidates from under-represented groups. We also encourage applications from scholars committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the successful pursuit of external grants, or externally funded public-facing projects.
The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Music Theory & Composition or a D.M.A. in Composition at the time of appointment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in publication and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship and compositional output, interdisciplinary work, and student mentorship. We seek candidates with an excellent record of teaching, research, and composition, and a deep commitment to undergraduate education. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.Physical Demands:
NoneMinimum Education and/or Work Experience:
The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Music Theory & Composition or a D.M.A. in Composition at the time of appointment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in publication and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship and compositional output, interdisciplinary work, and student mentorship. We seek candidates with an excellent record of teaching, research, and composition, and a deep commitment to undergraduate education. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.Open Date:
12/19/2022Special Instructions to Applicants:
The department seeks a candidate with expertise in music theory and composition. Candidates will be expected to oversee the theory and musicianship sequence, teach two courses per semester, and serve on Departmental committees. The successful candidate is expected to pursue a strong research and publication program, including the pursuit of external grants. Research and publication foci may include but are not limited to: new ideas in music theory, particularly regarding novel methods in musicianship pedagogy, and pursuing programming initiatives focused on new music. This position will provide curricular oversight and teach sequenced courses in music theory, sequenced courses in musicianship, as well as courses in composition and applied composition.Diversity and Inclusion Statement:
Applicants should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a current Curriculum Vitae; (2) a statement outlining the applicant’s research agenda; (3) a statement on teaching experience; and (4) a statement addressing past or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research, teaching, and other channels and engaging a diverse community through scholarship and service. Applicants should also arrange for three recommendations from individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, especially in terms of scholarship, teaching and mentorship, to be submitted electronically to the above website (letter writers will receive an electronic prompt from LUC).
Please direct inquiries and further inquiries to:Frederick (Rick) Lowe, D.M.,Search Committee Chair & Director of Music
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received before February 17, 2023 will receive full consideration.
Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.
As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.
Diversity, Equity, and InclusionQuick Link for Posting:
As one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, Loyola University Chicago fosters a transformative cultural experience that honors diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to not only recruiting, but also retaining a diverse, mission driven workforce and enabling a culture of inclusiveness in an environment that values service excellence, stewardship, personal well-being, and professional development for all of our employees. Loyola University Chicago supports its staff and faculty with a wide array of affordable, comprehensive and competitive benefitscentered on health and wellness, financial security, equity, and work-life balance. We actively seek those who wish to join our faculty, staff, and students in a community of diverse opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds supporting our Jesuit mission and striving toward the same goal of being persons for and with others.
PROVOSTNumber of Vacancies:
1Desired Start Date:
08/14/2023Open Until Filled: