Assistant Professor, Computer Music & Multimedia Composition



Job description

Washington, DC

Posting Number: F001454

Rank: Assistant Professor

Discipline: Humanities

Contract Type: Non-Tenure Track, Renewable Appointment (initial appt period) – 08/01/2019-05/31/2022

Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements
Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, Prior Employment Verification

Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2019

Position Description Summary

The Music Program within the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at The George Washington University invites applications for a full-time, renewable contract (3-year appointments), Assistant Professor of Computer Music and Multimedia Composition. The appointment begins as early as August 2019.

The Program welcomes candidates who are committed to:

  • research that crosses traditional boundaries and explores diverse educational models within the liberal arts environment;
  • collaborative partnerships in scholarship and/or creative activities;
  • interdisciplinary approaches to teaching, and to building community inside and outside the academy;
  • the intersection of musical genres and practices;
  • related topics, such as sound design, music production, interactivity, diversity of practice.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

The holder of the position will be expected to establish a record of strong creative activity both within and beyond the university.

The successful candidate’s primary duties will include teaching technical, composition, and creative courses at the introductory and advanced levels in music and new media for majors and non-majors, advising majors and minors within the music program and oversight of the electronic/computer music studio.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have the following:

  • A terminal degree by the date of appointment: DMA or PhD in Composition, Computer Music, or related field; MFA in Electronic and Time-based Media, Sound, or related field.
  • An active record of creative practice.
  • Broad based expertise in contemporary issues and practices in computer music and multimedia composition.
  • At least 2 years of college/university teaching experience at the undergraduate level, or equivalent.

Advertised Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience

Other Information

Located in the heart of Washington DC, The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is a vibrant educational community dedicated to educating the next generation of artists, scholars, and cultural leaders in diverse fields and practices. As part of GWU and CCASCSAD offers over 20 undergraduate and graduate degrees and functions as an incubator for artists, designers, and scholars through its wide variety of courses, curricula, showings, and performances.

CSAD faces the diversity of challenges in contemporary culture and arts through practicing the ‘engaged liberal arts’ model, linking disparate fields and different modes of thought, bridging GW’s comprehensive and critical scientific, technological, humanistic, and arts pedagogies. This fusion of scholarship, creativity, and professional practice prepares our graduates for rich multidimensional careers in the twenty-first century, and supports the cultivation of unseen, unheard, and unthought ways-of-being

How to apply

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An application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, short statement on the relationship between your creative activity and your teaching, links to no more than five representative works relevant to the current job description, the names and contact information for three references and a statement of teaching and research interest.

Review of applications will begin after March 8, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

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Open Until Filled: Yes

Background Screening
Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.

EEO Statement

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. We have more than 20,000 students—from all 50 states, the District and more than 130 countries—studying a rich range of disciplines: from forensic science and creative writing to international affairs and computer engineering, as well as medicine, public health, the law and public policy.