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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Music Composition at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
The Department of the Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY invites applications, expressions of interest, and nominations for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor in Music Composition. The department has a 45-year history of innovation in arts and technology and is home to an internationally recognized interdisciplinary arts faculty. The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree, the M.F.A.,and the Ph.D.
We seek a composer with multidisciplinary skills whose work demonstrates creative, critical, theoretical, and technological engagement with one or more of the following: acoustic and electro-acoustic music composition, improvisation, audio/visual performance, installation, and contemporary practices in sound art. The successful candidate will have an emerging national reputation of scholarly and artistic achievement, evidence of successful collegiate teaching experience, and readiness to engage in corporate and/or foundation partnerships and sponsored research. A Ph.D., DMA, or foreign degree equivalent in music composition or a related field is required.
Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the nation’s oldest technological university. With approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students from across the country and around the world, the university offers more than 145 programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Rensselaer is located in Troy, NY, the heart of the “Tech Valley” region of the Hudson River Valley. The university’s Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) offers scholars and students opportunities for creative interdisciplinary research in the arts, performance technologies, science, and engineering.
We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender, and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus community.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, selected research papers, and three letters of reference by using the “apply for this job” link found on this page:
To ensure priority consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2018. For additional information, please visit http://www.arts.rpi.edu <http://www.arts.rpi.edu/> or contact Professor Curtis Bahn: Crb (at) rpi.edu <http://rpi.edu/>.
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