Serve as a member of the composition faculty, providing input into curricular offerings in composition; teach academic courses in applied composition (freshman through doctoral) and related courses, such as orchestration and sound design for theater or stage productions; teach additional courses related to individual expertise; contribute to recruitment efforts of the composition area; maintain a national/international profile as a composer and/or scholar; contribute to the performance, academic, and service environments characteristic of a Conservatory within a university; enrich the cultural environment of the Kansas City metropolitan community; participate actively in the intellectual life of the Conservatory and university by serving on graduate and faculty committees, as well as engaging in other Conservatory activities.
Specific areas of interest sought, but not limited to: Coordinator of Composition within the Music Studies Division; Director/Coordinator of Musica Nova (new music ensemble); composition for theater or stage productions; electroacoustic music and studio technology; assessment.
Demonstrated successful and innovative experience teaching courses and lessons in composition in a university setting; experience coordinating or directing a substantial composition program; significant professional experience and reputation at the national/international level as a composer; evidence of successful activities in composition entrepreneurship; demonstrated ability to attract quality undergraduate and graduate students; strong commitment to teaching and mentorship; doctoral degree in composition, or equivalent professional experience.
Full Time/Part Time
Tenure track, full-time, benefit-eligible. This is a 9-month academic appointment beginning Academic Year 2019 (September 1, 2019, though must be avaialble when classes start on August 19, 2019).
Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Review of application materials will begin November 26, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
Application form, application letter, curriculum vitae (including educational background, previous academic appointments, and artistic credentials), and recordings of recent performances.
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UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance
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Kansas City, MO 64110
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