[ 19. November 2015 ]

AUSSCHREIBUNG – Assistant Professor of Music Composition (Digital Media & Music Technology)

Subject: Assistant Professor of Music Composition (Digital

Media & Music Technology)

From: Scott A. Wyatt

Assistant Professor of Music Composition (Digital Media & Music


School of Music – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Recognized internationally for its innovations in contemporary music,

the School of Music at the University of Illinois includes the

Experimental Music Studios (EMS)—the first of its kind in the

western hemisphere when it was founded in 1958. We seek a dynamic

composer with a wide range of musical and technical skills to direct and

shape the future of EMS, and contribute to the School’s rapidly growing

Bachelor’s degree in music technology.


The successful candidate will have an active and recognized career as a

composer. Expertise in digital technology, including sound recording and

production, is required. The successful candidate should also

demonstrate skills in one or more related areas such as emerging media;

gaming; video and film; interactive performance; programming;

and interdisciplinary work.

Duties and responsibilities:

The candidate will maintain a distinguished record of national and/or

international distinction in the relevant fields. The new director of

EMS will teach courses in electro-acoustic music composition, sound

recording, and music production, as well as composition lessons for

undergraduate and graduate students. Other course topics may include

multimedia, theory/analysis of electro-acoustic music, computer

programming for music and sound, interactive electro-acoustic music

performance, etc., following the successful candidate’s strengths and

interests. The new director may also play an important role in the new

interdisciplinary design center at the University of Illinois, projected

to open in the near future. Additional duties include maintaining the

EMS studios, recruiting students, participating in curriculum design for

the music technology program, advising, and service to the University

and to the field.


Doctorate or terminal degree in music composition or relevant related

field (earned by 15 August 2016) required, or equivalent professional


Rank and Salary:

This is a full-time tenure-track position with an anticipated start date

of August 16, 2016. Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Application Materials:

To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received

by November 23, 2015. Please create your candidate profile at

http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload the following:

Letter of Interest;

Curriculum Vitae;

Vision Statement for the future of digital composition in EMS and the

Bachelor’s degree in music technology at the University of Illinois

(maximum one page);

Names and contact information of three references.

Please submit only the itemized materials at this time; requests for

additional materials may come at a later date. Please direct any

inquiries to Heinrich Taube, Chair, Music Composition Search Committee,

office phone 1-217-244-2684 or taube(at)illinois(dot)edu

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all

job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants

will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,

religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender

identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified

individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois

welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas

who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.




Scott A. Wyatt, director

University of Illinois Experimental Music Studios

Professor Emeritus of Composition

School of Music

1114 W. Nevada Street

Urbana, IL 61801

EMS website http://ems.music.illinois.edu

217 333-1089 office

217 333-1089 voice mail

217 244-4585 fax