[ 16. November 2015 ]

AUSSCHREIBUNG – Job opportunity – Tenure-track position „Global Sound Composer“ – University of California, Riverside

Subject: Job opportunity – Tenure-track position „Global Sound

Composer“ – University of California, Riverside

From: Paulo Chagas

The University of California, Riverside is recruiting a „Global Sound

Composer. The position is part of a cluster hire in „Global Arts“ with a

total of four positions. This is a open rank position so that the hire

is open for the ranks of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor.

See add below for details. Please feel free to contact me for any

inquiry or recommendation concerning this hire.


Paulo C. Chagas

Professor of Composition

University of California, Riverside

Global Arts

The University of California at Riverside (UCR) is embarking on a major

new hiring initiative that will add 300 tenure-track positions in 33

cross- disciplinary areas selected through a peer-reviewed competition.

Over the next three years, we will hire multiple faculty members in each

area and invest in research infrastructure to support their work. This

initiative will build critical mass in vital and emerging fields of

scholarship and the arts, foster truly cross-disciplinary work and

further diversify the faculty at one of America’s most diverse research

universities. We encourage applications from scholars and artists

committed to excellence and seeking to help redefine the research

university for the next generation. For more information regarding UCR’s

hiring initiative please go to: http://clusterhiring.ucr.edu


The faculty recruited in Global Arts will join a vibrant community of

scholars and artists whose work is global in both the sense of its

international reach and its cross-disciplinary scope. We are conducting

an open rank recruitment for four positions (two junior, two senior)

seeking individuals who exhibit a range of geographical and cultural

diversity, and who all are actively using or doing art—engagingdirectly

with creative artistic practices–either themselves or in active

partnership with artists. Preference will be given to candidates with

significant international experience and whose work extends UCR’s

existing globally oriented arts and research programs. Successful

candidates will join departments corresponding to their areas of

expertise, teach in Global Studies and contribute to other

interdisciplinary programs. Required qualifications are a terminal

degree in the area of specialization or related field (e.g. Ph.D., MFA,

DMA) or a prior university appointment or other evidence of

international recognition for creative achievements appropriate to an

academic environment.

We invite applicants in the following four areas. We seek to make two

junior (tenure-track) and two senior (tenured) appointments.

Global Writing and Public Memory: We seek a writer or scholar of

international reputation who explores transnational topics (e.g. cities

and their interactions, genocide, human rights, humanitarianism and

protest politics) and treats such subjects as a form of global public

memory. The ideal candidate will not be limited by genre, geography, or

language, and will be comfortable developing, with fellow artists and

social scientists, collaborative projects that address memory for

diverse publics.

Global Sound Composition: We seek a sound composer of international

reputation whose work explores the diversity of artistic forms emerging

in the medium of sound, going beyond the boundary of music and

reflecting on the differentiation processes of sound in a global

society. Areas of expertise may include creative work in sound art,

design, synthesis, installation, radio art, electronic or digital sound

composition or soundscape; research on topics such as the role of sound

in digital culture, the development of sound in relation to information

and communication technology, or the interdisciplinary relations

connecting sound to image, body, visual and media art are also desirable.

Global Aesthetics and Art Practice: We seek a scholar of the philosophy

of art whose work takes a global perspective. The appointee should have

significant expertise in aesthetics and one or more area of artistic

practice, and be able to contribute to “practice-informed theory.”

Serious engagement with debates about globalization and the arts and the

effects of global dynamics on theorizing about the arts, and the ability

to work creatively across disciplinary boundaries is essential. A

familiarity with both analytic and continental approaches to aesthetics

is highly desirable.

Performance Maker: We seek a performance maker who can galvanize

practices of and exchanges about performance and performativity across

disciplinary lines. This performer should have substantial international

experience, adding to the transnational scope and diversity of UCR’s

programs across and beyond the performing arts. The ideal candidate will

have the ability to work in more than one language, with an interest in

and facility with integrating media and new technologies within

performance, and experience working with artists from various countries

across geographic boundaries. Engagement with intercultural issues in

performance is highly desirable.

Applicants should indicate which of the four areas their work engages at

the top of all of their application materials. They should submit a CV,

cover letter that includes a research statement, evidence of teaching

and a sample of work. Three letters of reference are required for junior

level positions; those applying for senior positions should include

contact information for 3-5 references. Deadline for applications is

December 21, 2015. All Appointments will begin June 30, 2016. Salary is

commensurate with education and experience.

Application Procedure: Applications will be submitted electronically

through UCR’s online application portal.

Assistant Professor tenure-track:

https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00476 Associate and Full Professor


Letters and inquiries should be addressed to; Susan Ossman, Chair,

Global Arts Search Committee at susan(dot)ossman(at)ucr(dot)edu

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse

undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to

providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and

first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a

preferred qualification.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is

through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every

2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for

employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual

orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability,

protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the

Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly

into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email

address in place of their letter writer’s email address. Interfolio

refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on

the Interfolio website shows how to set this


AP Recruit Link for applying at the Assistant Professor level:


AP Recruit Link for applying at the Associate/Full Professor level: