Assistant Professor in Music

University of California Irvine

Assistant Professor Position in Music: Composer-Improviser

Job #JPF06451
  • Claire Trevor School of the Arts - Music

Recruitment Period

Open December 7th, 2020 through Monday, Mar 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


Position: Assistant Professor (tenure track)
Start Date: July 1, 2021

We seek an established composer-improviser who will diversify the creative practices explored in the department's PhD program in Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology (ICIT), and who will deepen the department's engagement with African American musics and whose presence (research, creative activity) will foster greater awareness of social justice and/or gender equity issues.

This person will teach graduate courses for the ICIT program and supervise the writing/research and creative work of ICIT PhD dissertations; will contribute courses to the department's undergraduate jazz curriculum or other areas; and will fulfill normal service duties appropriate to the position. Candidates should have professional experience as a composer-improviser, and an advanced degree in music or equivalent professional experience. University teaching experience is also recommended. Additional valued areas of expertise and interest include intercultural music making, intermedia, interactive/performative technology, and a demonstrated record of supporting the inclusion of women and people of color in contemporary music.

To receive consideration, applicants must submit completed applications by March 1, 2021. Required documentation include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, inclusive excellence activities statement and three current references (contact information only). The application process is entirely online. Please access the following website to apply:

About the Department of Music and UC Irvine: The Department of Music has approximately forty faculty members, including eighteen full-time, and offers its faculty and students excellent facilities in support of music performance and technology. The Claire Trevor School of the Arts offers diverse graduate and undergraduate degrees in Dance, Drama, Music, and Art. UCI has received numerous accolades and national rankings, including being ranked twice by the NY Times as the top university in the nation doing the most for the American dream, a recognition of UCI's commitment to economic diversity. Irvine is located in Orange County, about 45 miles south of Los Angeles and about six miles from the ocean. For more information, visit the UC Irvine Department of Music website at:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UC Irvine conducts institutional reference checks for candidates finalists to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer of appointment into Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full). The institutional reference checks involve contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Irvine requires all candidates of Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into AP RECRUIT as part of their application. If the candidate does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) positions will be subject to institutional reference checks.

Job location

Irvine, California

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Document requirements
  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Teaching Statement - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.
  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
  • Authorization to Release Information Form - A reference check will be completed only if you are made a tentative offer to a Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at any rank. Download, complete, sign, and upload the form:
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)