Haverford College — Assistant Professor of Music, Composition / Theory

Assistant Professor of Music, Composition/Theory
Full-Time, Tenure-Track

Haverford College welcomes applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Music, with an anticipated starting date of July 2023. Electronic/computer music and multimedia (film, graphics, interactive performance) will be an artistically significant aspect of the successful candidate’s creative practice, but it need not be the exclusive focus of that practice. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the core undergraduate courses in music theory and composition, along with courses which might include fundamentals of digital audio synthesis, sound design, electronic/computer music history and practice, or music for film and video. In addition, the candidate will be able to supervise senior composition projects in sound/media art. Experience in developing collaborative community-based projects would be highly desirable. A complementary musical competance (e.g. performance) or research interest is welcomed.

The Department of Music serves students at both Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges, and offers a rich array of courses for both majors and non-majors. The Department’s new building includes the technologically-rich Jaharis Recital Hall, as well as state-of-the-art facilities for music teaching, practice, research, and production. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to various musical disciplines, help to create a comprehensive and balanced musical curriculum, and actively seek connections with other departments within the College and the Bi-College community, including Fine Arts, Visual Studies, Computer Science, and Film Studies (at Bryn Mawr). VCAM (Visual Culture, Arts, and Media) offers resources for program development and creative projects involving the entire campus community. The Philadelphia area provides many other opportunities for musical growth, community connection, and collaboration.

Haverford College Department of Music: https://www.haverford.edu/music

Requirements: PhD. or D.M.A. in Composition by August 2023 at the latest.

By the November 15, 2022 deadline, applicants must submit, via Interfolio, http://apply.interfolio.com/114899:

  1. a cover letter of no more than 3 pages, adressing current and future projects and explaining how your creative practice and teaching engage issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  2. a C.V. 
  3. a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 recordings of original compositions; at least one must be an electronic composition. Please include score or composer’s notes where appropriate
  4. the names of 3 professional references (confidential letters to be submitted upon request)
    If requested, the following will be due by December 5:
  5. 3 confidential letters of recommendation
  6. a teaching statement and two sample syllabi, one at the introductory level and one at the advanced level

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and providing equal opportunities and access to all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability, or veteran status. Women, non-binary and transgender individuals, people of color, Indigenous people, and those with other or multiple historically marginalized and/or underrepresented identities are especially encouraged to apply. Haverford College and our consortial partners are located on Lenape lands.

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