Assistant Professor, Composition - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States


Detailed Job Description

The successful candidate will teach composition and direct and conduct the University of Alabama Contemporary Music Ensemble. Additional teaching responsibilities include 16th- and 18th-century counterpoint, advanced counterpoint, orchestration, advanced orchestration, special topics in composition, and digital and advanced digital synthesis as needed.

The School of Music at the University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track position in composition at the rank of Assistant Professor. The search committee seeks accomplished candidates who are developing a national and international reputation as composers as demonstrated by recordings, significant performances, awards, and publications. College teaching experience is required. Minimum requirement of a doctorate in composition. ABDs will be considered if degree is completed by start date.

To apply for this position, please visit the University of Alabama web-site at Attach a letter of application with a description of the applicant’s current compositional activities and curriculum vitae. Send three letters of recommendation to the address below. Only applicants who complete the University of Alabama online application will be considered for this position. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. In order to ensure full consideration, please apply no later than December 1, 2014. The position will officially close on May 1, 2015.

Chair, Composition Search Committee
The University of Alabama
School of Music
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0366

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Keyword Phrases

  • Assistant Professor, Composition
  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Music (composition)
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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