Assistant Professor of Music Composition, Tenure Track, August 2022

Chapman University
Orange County, CA
Closing date
Dec 7, 2021

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General Information Chapman University seeks applications for the position of a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Composition in the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music in the College of Performing Arts, beginning August 2022.Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California's most diverse and vibrant regions. The University achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities and is ranked #122nd among Best National Universities by US News and World Report (2022). Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including the College of Performing Arts. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music and the College of Performing Arts is at is a committed to a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, and to principles that promote inclusive practices. Chapman seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. More information is available at
Qualifications 1. Doctorate degree or commensurate experience.2. Demonstrated teaching experience required including experience teaching music composition, music theory, and courses in the candidate's related field(s) on all levels. 3. Documented growing national/international reputation as a composer.
Responsibilities Primary duties and responsibilities to include: 1. Teaching courses in music composition and theory. 2. Teaching advanced courses in related fields based on the candidate's area of specialization. 3. Producing rigorous creative/scholarly work commensurate with requirements for tenure. 4. Developing and sustaining novel and creative collaborations across campus. 5. Contributing to the University's mission of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.6. Assuming an active role in the recruitment of composition students to Chapman and contributing to the academic community at large by participating in relevant Conservatory, College, and University committees.Tenure track faculty are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda for future tenure consideration and are evaluated on their scholarly/creative activity, teaching, and service.
Contact Information Qualified candidates are invited to electronically submit the following: 1.Chapman University faculty employment application.2.Letter of interest.3.Detailed curriculum vita including a list of all compositions/projects and their principle performances along with other creative/scholarly activity in related fields. 4.Portfolio of 3-5 works of significant scope including relevant scores/recordings/media for each.5.Statement of the candidate's teaching philosophy, both in general and as it applies specifically to music composition and music theory as well as the candidate's related field(s). 6.Evidence of teaching effectiveness (could include student evaluations of teaching, sample syllabi of courses taught, etc.) 7.Diversity and inclusion statement. 8.Three current letters of recommendation including contact information (phone and email).Materials and inquiries about the position should be directed to:Dr. Amy Graziano, Chair, Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music at music@chapman.eduPlease include "Composition Position" as the email subject line. Timeline: Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible. This position will remain open until filled. This position is subject to final budget approval. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate.
*Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.*

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