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Job Posting, University of Alberta: Tenure-Track Position in Music Composition and Technology

August 17, 2006 | 12:29 am

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Tenure-Track Position in Music Composition and Technology
Department of Music

Department Website:
Competition Deadline: November 15, 2006

The Department of Music at the University of Alberta seeks
applications for a position in
Music Composition and Technology. The position is tenure-track at the
Assistant or
Associate level. Applicants should have a completed doctorate (either
PhD or DMus).
The successful candidate will be an established composer having clear
potential for
ongoing national and international recognition and scholarly
activity. Primary research
expectations include composition and creative work in the electronic
medium, with
acoustic composition being of secondary importance. An interest in
developing both new
technology-based performance and teaching activities within the Music
Department, and
new artistic, cross-disciplinary performance and teaching
collaborations between the
Department of Music and other areas within the Fine Arts will be
regarded highly. Duties
will include teaching courses and seminars within the areas of
specialization, graduate
student supervision (at both Masters and Doctoral levels), and
committee work at all
levels. Developing and maintaining the electronic music facilities is
a central expectation,
and active participation in seeking external funding for research and
advanced technical
resources is required.

Areas of expertise should include, but are not limited to, Music
Composition (both
electronic and acoustic), a thorough familiarization of, and
experience with, existing and
developing music and media technologies, experience in maintaining
and developing an
electronic music facility, the ability to facilitate public
performances of new and existing
repertoires (including any combination of electronic, acoustic,
interactive and
collaborative media), music analysis with particular reference to
20th-century and recent
repertoires. Additional expertise in computer programming and/or
software development,
as well as expertise or professional experience in artistic
directorship will be regarded as
strong assets.

Salary is commensurate with rank, with the Assistant rank beginning
at $55,455 (2006/07
level). The position includes the full range of benefits, and will
commence July 01, 2007.
Candidates should send a letter of application, complete curriculum
vitae, graduate
transcript, a representative portfolio of creative and scholarly
work, and three confidential
letters of reference. The closing date for applications is November
15, 2006.

All application materials should be sent directly to:
Dr. Leonard Ratzlaff
Chair, Department of Music
3-82 Fine Arts Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton AB, Canada T6G 2C9

For information about the University of Alberta and the Department of
Music, please
consult the Department of Music webpage at
music. Inquiries
concerning this position may be directed to the Chair at
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians
and permanent
residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or
permanent residents
cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University
of Alberta hires on
the basis of merit.

We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome
diversity and
encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including
persons with
disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

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