Assistant Professor of Music

The Connecticut College Department of Music invites applications for a tenure-track position in composition and music technology at the rank of assistant professor to begin in the fall of 2022. We seek an active composer with expertise in technology and electronic media who is enthusiastic about working closely with undergraduate students in a liberal arts setting. The successful candidate will have a record of successful teaching and a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive and equitable learning environment. We encourage applicants who are interested in interdisciplinary collaboration, including becoming involved in an interdisciplinary center at the college such as the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology. Candidates should have completed a doctoral degree by the time of the appointment.

The candidate will join a lively department of musicians and scholars. Preference will be given to candidates who have the potential to provide leadership for our major in Music, Sound, and Technology, who have a vision for curricular innovation and new collaborative and interdisciplinary initiatives, and who are proficient in recording and sound processing technologies as well as programming environments such as SuperCollider and Max/MSP. Teaching will include courses in composition, electronic music, and computer music, along with other courses related to the candidate’s areas of specialization. Other expectations include advising and mentoring students, participation in shared governance within the department and at the college level, and directing the electronic music studio.

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. We recognize that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion. AA/EEO.

Tenure-track faculty members teach a 3-2 load (2-2 in the first year). In addition to providing ongoing strong support for teaching and research, the College offers the following resources for pre-tenured faculty: a supplementary research fund and a semester’s sabbatical at full salary after a successful third-year review. (For additional information on faculty resources, see http://www.conncoll.edu/employment/facultyresources/).

Connecticut College requires employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and new employees must present their COVID-19 vaccination record to Human Resources prior to the first day of employment. Individuals who have a medical condition or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may confidentially request an exemption through the office of Human Resources. Additional COVID-19 safety protocols such as participation in weekly testing will be required of faculty, staff and students who have approved vaccine exemptions.

Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three recent letters of recommendation. All materials should be submitted through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/92686. Applications received by October 4, 2021 will receive full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. Questions may be addressed to Midge Thomas, chair of the search committee, at metho@conncoll.edu.