[ 16. Januar 2013 ]

BEWERBUNG – Job Opportunity in Computer Music & Digital Media, USA

From: Stephen D Beck
Subject: Job Opportunity in Computer Music & Digital Media
Date: 2013 January 15 9:15:56 PM EST

I want to inform you of a job opportunity in computer music and digital media now open at LSU. We are looking to hire an Assistant Professor in the Experimental Music & Digital Media area at the LSU School of Music. This position is a joint appointment between the School of Music & the Center for Computation & Technology (CCT). The successful candidate will have an appointment within the Cultural Computing focus area at CCT.

Priority Deadline for applications is February 15, 2013.



Job Summary/Responsibilities:

Teach courses at the University level within the EM/DM program, including those aligned with the undergraduate Digital Media minor, and forthcoming Digital Media Arts & Engineering graduate program in the College of Engineering; other duties include attracting extramural funding and work with interdisciplinary teams that include faculty, doctoral students, post-docs and research associates; participate in other educational and professional tasks of the Department and the University.

Required Qualifications:

DMA, PhD or equivalent degree within their discipline, and the capacity to build distinguished records of research accomplishments, performances and publications, as well as a strong reputation in their disciplines; the candidate’s field of interest must include one or more of the following:

– Electroacoustic music composition
– Musical Robotics
– Music Informatics
– Interactive Music Systems
– Auditory Display
– Sound Diffusion Systems

Desired Qualifications:

Ability to build interdisciplinary research teams that complement existing strengths among the faculty and community.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates should electronically submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address. Candidates should also have three letters of recommendation sent by e-mailed to: Dr. Stephen David Beck at sdbeck@lsu.edu. Candidates should send copies of recent recording(s) to:

Dr. Stephen David Beck, Director
LSU School of Music
Attn.: EM/DM Search, Reference #000663
102 New Music Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-2504

A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.
Additional Position Information: The College of Music & Dramatic Arts is a performing arts community that trains, cultivates, prepares, and rewards excellent artists, educators, scholars, and performers–fostering passion for the arts, collaboration, and the creation of new works. We engage with our community, heightening our collective ability to communicate with expressive power and purpose. LSU is a national flagship institution with world-class intellectual and creative resources. Located in a dynamic city situated on the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge represents the best of Louisiana’s vibrant, evocative and diverse culture. The state capital, Baton Rouge is a thriving city that is home to both LSU and Southern University and numerous businesses and industrial facilities, with a metropolitan area population of over 700,000.

The LSU School of Music offers a comprehensive music program with nearly 500 majors. It has over 50 faculty, 10 professional staff, and 75 graduate assistants. It sponsors nearly 300 recitals, concerts, operas, and lectures each academic year. Degrees offered include the PhD (with concentrations in composition, music education, musicology, and music theory), DMA (concentrations in choral conducting, performance, wind conducting), MM, BM, BME, and BA (Liberal Arts).

LSU has an enrollment of nearly 30,000 students and is located in Baton Rouge, the state capital of Louisiana and a city with a metropolitan area population of approximately 500,000. The city supports a vibrant performing arts scene, including: symphony orchestra, several dance companies, various eclectic concert series, and a professional theatre.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointment will be a joint appointment with Center for Computation & Technology. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Screening will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please submit materials by February 15, 2013. Appointment begins in August 2013.

LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; sick leave; paid holidays; wellness benefits; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

Stephen David Beck, Ph.D.
Derryl and Helen Haymon Professor of Music
Director, School of Music
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA. 70803


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