Assistant Professor in Composition (electroacoustic or acousmatic music), University of Cambridge

Alex Noble

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The Faculty of Music at the University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a composer specialising in electroacoustic or acousmatic music to the post of Assistant Professor (0.5 FTE), starting on 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Holding a PhD in Composition (or with equivalent experience) and with a record of, or clear potential for, outstanding research, you will be a composer with specialist expertise in studio composition or live electronics, potentially also encompassing laptop composition and/or digital signal processing. You will also have expertise in acoustic composition and be willing to support and contribute to its teaching within the Faculty. Your work will accordingly intersect with and complement the Faculty’s current research in acoustic Composition as part of a Creative Practice cluster. Applicants whose approach shows interdisciplinary potential (e.g. possible synergies with the Faculty’s Centre for Music and Science or other University faculties and departments) will be especially welcome. The specialist remit of this particular post does not extend to algorithmic or commercial composition, film music or sound design.

You will be ready to teach at all undergraduate and postgraduate levels and have the capacity to attract PhD students. You will also contribute to the Faculty’s administration, outreach and impact activity. The Faculty teaches Composition through lectures, seminars, workshops including feedback on student work, and one-to-one supervision.

At the heart of a vast network of musical study, research and practice, the Faculty of Music is made up of 14 permanent academic staff, 5 postdoctoral researchers, 20 affiliated lecturers and 18 professional services staff who work with around 200 undergraduates and 65 graduate students. As a world-leading centre of research the Faculty includes specialists in medieval and renaissance music, early modern music, nineteenth-century music, opera, popular music, ethnomusicology, performance studies, composition, and scientific approaches to music. The Faculty facilities include a fully professional concert hall and music library as well as an impressive collection of historical instruments and a Javanese gamelan.  Integral to the Faculty is the Centre for Music and Science, a purpose-built facility housing a fully equipped recording studio, computer room and research room.

We support and encourage under-represented groups and we value diversity. We welcome applications from individuals with disabilities. Our recruitment and selection procedures follow best practice. The University has an Equal Opportunities Policy, along with a range of diversity networks for women, black and minority ethnic and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. More details are available at http://www.equality.admin.cam.ac.uk/.

The successful candidate will be expected to take up appointment on 1 September 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Full details of the post and details of how to apply can be found at https://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/31895/

Job Reference: GT28593

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