Cornell University, Music Department

Position ID:Cornell-Music-CMP [#15645, COMP2020]
Position Title: Asst or Assoc Prof of Composition
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Music / COMPOSITION
Appl Deadline:2020/01/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/12/06, finished 2020/08/18)
Position Description:    

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The Cornell University Department of Music seeks a composer for a full-time, tenure-track or tenure-eligible position to begin July 1st, 2020. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The ideal candidate will have an active professional career with an international reputation or the clear potential for one.

Applicants must possess a doctorate or equivalent professional experience and be qualified to supervise doctoral students in Composition. Preferred candidates will demonstrate the highest standards of professional and artistic accomplishment, research, teaching, and service, complementing and extending the strengths of the current faculty.

Responsibilities include teaching composition lessons, graduate and undergraduate theoretical and practical courses such as orchestration or analysis, as well as graduate seminars drawn from the candidate's areas of expertise. The successful candidate will work in concert with faculty colleagues to supervise student composition projects and performances as well as organize the Composers' Forum, which brings renowned guest composers, artists, scholars, and performers to campus several times a year.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, the Department of Music seeks to foster a musical community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. We particularly welcome applications from those whose gender, racial, or ethnic identities are underrepresented in higher education. Review of applications will begin on January 15th and continue until the position is filled.

To receive full consideration, please submit a letter of application, a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (please see for more information), a curriculum vitae with a list of works, links to a website or other audiovisual online resources, and three letters of recommendation. Please do not send scores or other materials at this time. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

Any letters that must be sent hard copy may be sent to:

Composer Search Committee 101 Lincoln Hall Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853

Questions regarding the position may be addressed to Professor Kevin Ernste at

Diversity and inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
Department of Music
Cornell University
101G Lincoln Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

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