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Assistant Professor of Music Technology – Digital Game and Data-related Music and Sound

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Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Arts/Theater/Museum, Music/Dance, Instruction

Department: School of Music and Dance
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline

Review begins November 1, 2023; position open until filled

Required Application Materials

To ensure consideration, please apply online and upload the following with your online application by the review date:
• a current curriculum vitae
• a letter of interest highlighting how your knowledge, skills, experience, and professional/teaching interests qualify you for the position
• a statement about teaching philosophy
• a statement that describes contributions and/or plans you have made to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community through current campus programs or new activities, or through national or off-campus organizations (This information can be uploaded as additional document 1) Comprehensive information is articulated in the university’s "IDEAL Framework: A Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion"
• names and current contact information for at least three professional or academic references who can be contacted by the committee
• a link to a representative portfolio of 3-5 works that best illustrate your qualifications for the position. The works may be published texts that represent your scholarship, or audio or audio/video media of your creative work, or any combination of the above. (This can be uploaded as additional document 2)

Position Announcement

The University of Oregon School of Music and Dance is seeking highly qualified applicants for an Assistant Professor of Music Technology position with a concentration in Digital Game and Data-related Music and Sound to begin September 16, 2024.

The position comprises creative and scholarly research as well as teaching duties. Teaching responsibilities will center on courses in data sonification and digital games music and sound and will likely include other courses in the current music technology curricula such as Computer Music Composition, Studies in Digital Audio Workstations, Interactive Media Performance, SensorMusik, Musical Performance Networks, History of Electroacoustic Music, Elements of Electronic Music, and Performance with Data-driven Instruments. Research and creative activities may overlap substantially with the teaching duties named above but may expand to any area of the music technology discipline including areas such as AI Music, Algorithmic Composition, Machine Learning, Interactive Installations, Immersive Environments, Spatial Audio, Soundscape Composition, and Telematic Performance.

The University of Oregon operates on the quarter system with an anticipated course load of 2-2-1. Serving on school committees is expected.

Department or Program Summary

The Music Technology program offers exciting curricula that lead to four degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Music, Music Technology option; a Master of Music in Intermedia Music Technology; a Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance with Data-driven Instruments, and a Ph.D. in Data-driven Music Performance and Composition. Each curriculum strives to balance the development of artistic and creative skills with the mastery of technical aspects of the discipline. Program facilities include a suite of outstanding studios designed for electroacoustic and new media performance and composition. Studios are equipped with current software, digital mixers, alternative controllers, and sensor-based interfaces for musical and artistic exploration.

Original works produced by faculty and students are regularly presented around the country and world at festivals and symposia including the International Computer Music Conference, the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States National Conference, the Kyma International Sound Symposium, the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, and Musicacoustica in Beijing. Our graduates hold positions on university faculties, pursue various careers in the music industry, work in multimedia production and sound for video, and compose music grounded in technology.

The Music Technology program is housed in the Academic Department of the School of Music and Dance (SOMD), which has an overall enrollment of more than 800 music and dance majors and minors, a faculty and staff of 85, and approximately 70 graduate employees. The School of Music and Dance is a premier higher education institution of music and dance in the Pacific Northwest, a comprehensive public institution that offers courses in choreography, performance, dance education, dance science, dance history and culture, music education, music performance, pedagogy, composition, conducting, jazz studies, music theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, music technology, and liberal arts studies in music.

The School of Music and Dance serves as an educational and cultural resource for the University of Oregon, the local community, and the state of Oregon. We prepare students to lead enriching lives by offering comprehensive educational curricula for professional arts-based careers and by providing a fully realized liberal arts education. Music Technology faculty focus on critical art-making that inquires, takes risks, and incorporates learning into creative problem-solving. Music Technology faculty and students are committed to creating music of our time, for our time.

The School of Music and Dance is dedicated to the UO’s goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from all underrepresented populations.

Minimum Requirements

• Master’s degree in music or a closely related field.
• Demonstrated accomplishments as a music technology practitioner.
• Demonstrated ability to contribute effectively to an inclusive working and learning environment.

Preferred Qualifications

• Doctoral degree in music, music technology (any kind), or equivalent outstanding professional experience related to music technology, data sonification, or digital game sound and music.
• Established or emerging national and/or international reputation as a practitioner in the field of music technology.
• College-level teaching experience.

About the University

The University of Oregon, the state’s flagship university, is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and is founded on and committed to a tradition of classic liberal arts education. The University of Oregon enjoys a reputation as one of the world’s most distinguished institutions of higher education and research. The university is the top-ranked public university in Oregon and in the top 20% of the “Best Global Universities” according to U.S. News and World Report. University alumni include two Nobel Prize winners, 10 winners of 13 Pulitzer Prizes, 19 Rhodes Scholars, four Marshall Scholars, seven Oregon governors, eight U.S. Senators, and 20 U.S. representatives.

The university enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. The campus features state-of-the-art facilities in a beautiful, arboretum-like setting. The University of Oregon is located in beautiful Eugene, Oregon, a metropolitan area with a population of more than 350,000, that supports an amazing diversity of cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities. The City of Eugene features resident symphony and chamber orchestras, as well as ballet, modern dance, and opera companies, community theatre groups, art galleries, and museums. Eugene is located two hours south of Portland, at the southern end of the Willamette Valley, and just over an hour from the Pacific coast.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://clery.uoregon.edu/annual-campus-security-and-fire-safety-report.

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