Associate/Full Professor of Composition

The University of Chicago
Illinois Medical District, IL
Closing date
Oct 29, 2021

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Associate/Full Professor of CompositionPosition Description
The Department of Music at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenured position in Composition at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. Typical teaching load: four courses per year at the graduate and undergraduate levels, plus usual advising and committee responsibilities.
We seek a composer with an active creative and performance profile who can also contribute to building the composition program and has the potential to take on leadership roles. Applicants must also have professional experience that demonstrates the ability to be an effective teacher and mentor at the University at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Preferred qualifications include a PhD, DMA or equivalent degree in Music or a related field and a documented record of excellence in teaching at the University level.
Application Instructions
Applicants should upload the following materials to the University of Chicago's Academic Recruitment website:
  • CV
  • Cover letter addressing work as a composer and teacher
  • A PDF with links to scores and recordings of three recent representative works. The file may link to individual works, an online folder containing all three works, or a website which presents the submitted works on one page.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled or the posting is closed

Applicants may be asked to provide additional materials following the initial review of applications. Questions may be directed to Peter Gillette ( with the subject heading COMPOSITION SEARCH-ASSOC/FULL PROF.

Position contingent upon budgetary approval.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University's Statements on Diversity are at

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Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email with their request.
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Composition Studies - Associate Professor, Location: Chicago, IL - 60637

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