The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts seeks to appoint a faculty member to its innovative community of creative music artists, with primary responsibilities anchored in composition in the School’s Composition and Experimental Sound Practices and Performer-Composer curricula. She/He/They must be a composer with an active career in contemporary or experimental music. In addition to teaching individual composition lessons, a candidate for this position should be able to teach classes in composition for film, television and other media. She/He/They will contribute to the school’s broadly integrated subject areas on all degree levels, including composition and experimental sound practices, the core curriculum for undergraduates and other areas of the curriculum addressing the diverse range of musical styles and sources of inspiration exhibited among the student body. CalArts faculty are recognized pioneers in their fields. It is expected that an appointment will be made a 1.00 FTE.
Duties may include:
Giving individualized and small group instruction in composition,
Teaching classes in composition areas, potentially including notation, instrumentation, orchestration, computer and experimental music, and practical classes in composition for film and other media, and classes in the history and theory of film music,
Overseeing projects at DMA, MFA and BFA levels,
Serving as artistic and academic mentor for students, especially those who desire a career as composers for film and other media,
Helping to guide curriculum development and
Recruiting for the composition program.
Minimum qualifications: Masters degree or higher and two years of college-level teaching experience.
For complete listing information please visit the link below: https://calarts.edu/work-for-calarts/employment-listing/composition-faculty-with-experience-in-film-video-and-media-composition
CalArts prides itself on its faculty profiles—that blend innovative and exploratory creative work with demonstrated accomplishments as artist-teachers and aptitudes for administrative effectiveness. A deep and comprehensive understanding of their fields, from historical, aesthetic and practical realms combined with ability to lead next-generation students in synthesizing practices among all the School’s programs is paramount. CalArts is known for its teaching with experimental models for training, research, creative facilitation and learning. Our faculty are expected to contribute to the dynamic and creative vitality of the CalArts community as artists, educators and participants in the evolution of the Institution.
CalArts seeks to employ faculty who can engage our diverse communities of learners at the highest levels of artistic endeavor and critical thinking. Across the range of practitioners from artists to scholars and librarians, we welcome candidates who possess a demonstrated worldview and cultural competency to support teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students of varied backgrounds, capabilities, perspectives, social identities and gender expressions.
Application screening will begin in March 15th 2020, and the position will remain open until filled. The anticipated start date for the position is September 2020.
Applications should include:
Letter describing professional background and artistic and educational philosophies. In this letter, please include a statement with a discussion of past and/or potential contributions to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community.
Detailed curriculum vitae,
Three letters of recommendation and
List of courses or subject areas previously taught or within the candidate’s ability to teach and any related administrative experience.
Do not send work samples at this time.
Audition/Interview: A search committee will evaluate applications and may request work samples from selected candidates. A short list of finalists may be invited to CalArts for interviews with the search committee and administrators and to give presentations about their work for the CalArts community.
Equity & Diversity
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) seeks to employ faculty who can engage our diverse communities of learners at the highest levels of artistic endeavor and critical thinking. Across the range of practitioners from artists to scholars and librarians, we welcome candidates who possess a demonstrated worldview and cultural competency to support teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students of varied backgrounds, capabilities, perspectives, social identities and gender expressions. CalArts is an equal opportunity employer.