Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment in Music Composition
University of California, Santa Barbara, College of Creative Studies
United States

Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment in Music Composition


  • College of Creative Studies - College of Creative Studies



Open date: January 24th, 2019
Last review date: February 25th, 2019

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2019

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.


The College of Creative Studies and the Department of Music seek an exceptional instructor of music composition for a Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE) position to foster close collaboration between two music programs at the University of California, Santa Barbara. This is a 100% position, with the workload of the position being split 50/50 between the College of Creative Studies Music Composition program, and the Department of Music in the College of Letter and Science, both at the University of California, Santa Barbara.


An LPSOE position is a tenure track lecturer position with a primary emphasis on teaching and teaching related tasks. Secondary required responsibilities include professional and/or scholarly activities, including creative activities, especially as they relate to instruction and pedagogy, and University and public service. In addition to teaching courses in both units, the LPSOE will be responsible for: contributions to the administration of the CCS major, advising, recruiting, and admissions in CCS, and working collaboratively with faculty from participating campus departments.


A Masters degree in Music Composition (or equivalent degree from another country), or equivalent professional experience in the field is required. Two years of teaching experience at the college level (may include Teaching Assistant experience), or two years of studio teaching experience is required by the time of appointment. A doctorate degree in Music Composition is preferred along with conducting experience, ensemble leadership experience, and/or music technology. Individuals who wish to be considered must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, scores and recordings of three to five works (pdf file with embedded links), and initiate requests for three letters of reference using the UC Recruit application system. A statement of research and/or creative activity, and/or a statement of contributions to diversity may also be submitted, but are not required. All application materials (including initiation of letters of reference requests) are to be submitted online at: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01439.


CCS (www.ccs.ucsb.edu) is a small undergraduate college designed for self-directed students in the sciences and humanities within a world-class research university. It provides a rigorous, accelerated program facilitating original work, and offers a BA in music composition. The Music Department (www.music.ucsb.edu) offers BA, MA and PhD degrees in composition, ethnomusicology, musicology and theory, and BM, MM and DMA degrees in performance. We encourage applications from those who have the ability and motivation to engage students across various sub-disciplines of music, as well as across the UCSB campus. In particular, the individual who occupies the position will be expected to serve as a bridge between the composition program in the College of Creative Studies and the composition programs in the Music Department.


The Search Committee is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.


To receive full consideration for this position, all required application materials must be received by February 25th. 2019, for primary consideration for a July 1, 2019 appointment begin date (course instruction will start September 26, 2019). The application period will remain open until June 30, 2019, or until the position is filled, whichever comes first. If you would like to be considered after June 30, 2019, and the position is advertised again, a new application will need to be submitted. Inquiries may be directed to clang@mat.ucsb.edu.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



Santa Barbara, CA



Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

  • Scores and recordings of 3-5 works (pdf file with embedded links)

  • Statement of Research and/or Creative Activity (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. 

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required



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