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Music Performance Studies

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UCLA Department of Music
Professor of Music Performance Studies

Position Description

The UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture and the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music are pleased to invite applications for a tenured or tenure track professorial position as Professor of Music Performance Studies.

Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. Doctorate or equivalent professional experience required. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2016 (actual start date subject to negotiation).

The Department seeks to appoint a person who can serve as a pivotal member of a distinctive MM/DMA graduate program centered on the performance of Western art music, within the context of a major research university. UCLA’s highly selective program is built around a suite of core courses in bibliography, notation and performance, analysis, and historical performance practices.

We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

The successful candidate should possess a broad skill set that encompasses as many of the following as possible:

• an active publication record in the area of music performance studies, including but not limited to historically informed performance, performance as related to cultural theory, organology, and musical analysis as applied to performance;
• documented skills as a professional level performer, such as recordings and/or professionally-reviewed public performances;
• the ability to teach core courses within the Department’s MM/DMA curriculum;
• the ability to direct DMA dissertations;
• the ability to coach soloists and ensembles;
• a commitment to mentoring graduate students in both academic and career matters;
• experience in teaching undergraduate music history and General Education courses;
• interest in helping to forge a collective vision for music performance at the new, fully integrated UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.


Candidates should submit a letter of interest with special attention to their vision of the role of performance studies in the broader training of professional musicians and educators, including a statement of philosophy about encouraging diversity within the classroom; a professional resumé; a representative selection of publications in the area of performance studies (in PDF format); links to live or recorded performances; and the names and contact information of at least three professional references. Letters of recommendation are not requested at this time.

Application Deadline:

November 16, 2015, or until the position is filled. Electronic application required.

Address letter of application (through the UC Recruit website only) to:

Search Committee Chair
c/o Performance Studies Search Coordinator Ref. # JPF00848
UCLA Department of Music
Box 951616 - 2359 SMB
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1616

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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, 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. The School of the Arts and Architecture is committed to building a more diverse faculty, staff, and student body in response to the changing population and educational needs of California and the nation.


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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - See Job Description for specific information.

  • Cover Letter - See Job Description for specific information.

  • Statement of Research - See Job Description for specific information.

  • Statement of Teaching - See Job Description for specific information.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - See Job Description for specific information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)