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UCLA Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Music and Data Science

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor

Application Window

Open date: December 3rd, 2021

Next review date: Thursday, Feb 3, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Feb 3, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The University of California, Los Angeles seeks to make an interdisciplinary tenure-track hire in Music and Data Science to support programs in Musicology and Music Industry. The successful candidate will have: a Masters degree in a research-oriented discipline of the liberal arts or social sciences that provides a framework for approaching music and data as a field of study; significant experience in computation and data analysis; and some practical experience in the music industry, with special preference given to work on algorithms, streaming, analysis of “big data,” or other forms of empirical decision making. Candidates whose work brings critical inter-sectional perspectives to the discourse around music and data, and whose research or practice centers on political, social or economic justice, are especially invited to apply. The department is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research, and excellence in teaching, and also a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty, graduate student population, and of the majors in both Musicology and Music Industry.

In addition to teaching in the current Musicology and the Music Industry curriculum, we anticipate that this colleague will take the lead in developing new courses in music and data science for degree programs in Music Industry, will mentor graduate students in musicology, ethnomusicology, and other related fields, and will pursue an interdisciplinary research agenda at the intersection of data science and musicology with applied science, technology, or other relevant fields. Applicants may want to speak to the collaborative possibilities available through UCLA’s Institute for Digital Research & Education (https://idre.ucla.edu), its DataX initiative (https://www3.research.ucla.edu/datax), and its programs in Digital Humanities (https://dh.ucla.edu).

Candidates should provide (1) a cover letter outlining their qualifications; (2) a scholarly CV (plus a separate professional resume if appropriate); (3) a statement addressing how their work addresses issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and (4) the names/contact information of four referees, one of whom should hold (or have held) an academic position, and one of whom should have direct experience in either data science or the music industry. Writing samples, letters of reference, and statements on research and teaching may be requested later in the process as needed.

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music unites separate departments of Music, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology, as well as interdepartmental programs in Global Jazz Studies and Music Industry. It offers the BA, BM, MM, DMA, and PhD degrees in a wide array of performance and scholarly fields.

The Music Industry program focuses on conceptual and executive functions of the entertainment industry, and consists of a freestanding Minor and a hybrid BA within Musicology, with a new interdepartmental program and an independent BA in Music Industry under consideration by the Academic Senate.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Masters degree in the liberal arts or social sciences.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Please outline qualifications

  • Curriculum Vitae - A scholarly CV (plus a separate professional resume if appropriate).

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

Reference requirements
  • 4 required (contact information only)

References will be contacted if the applicant advances to the long/short list.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07055

Help contact: stopete@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA