Composer/Director of the Eastman Audio Research Studio

Position Announcement

Composer/Director of the Eastman Audio Research Studio


The Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester seeks a composer with expertise in electroacoustic composition for a full-time, tenure-eligible faculty position beginning on 1 July

2020. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.

The ideal candidate, who will be a member of the Composition Department faculty and direct the Eastman Audio Research Studio (EARS), will have an active career and a strong profile as a composer, predominantly of computer music, including interactive works, fixed media, audio research and live electronic processing of instrumental and/or vocal sources. The position involves overseeing all EARS operations, teaching composition and computer music at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and offering occasional seminars that reflect and expand the candidate’s research interests and creative practice. This individual should be capable of advancing the scope and influence of EARS at Eastman, integrating the work of EARS with the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester.

Applicants must possess an appropriate doctorate or equivalent professional experience and be qualified to supervise doctoral students in Composition. Preferred candidates should demonstrate the highest standards of professional and artistic accomplishment, research, teaching, and

service, and contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.

Review of applications begins on 7 October 2019. To receive full consideration, please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae with a list of works and links to a website or other audio- visual online resources, and three letters of recommendation via attachments to EARS-Search@esm.rochester.edu; please indicate Composition Search followed by Your Name in the subject line of your email. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

The Eastman School of Music seeks to create a musical community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. We encourage applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and demonstrates a commitment to issues of diversity in higher education. We are an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and actively invite applications from groups underrepresented in higher education.