Mahidol University, College of Music
Lecturer, Composition and Theory (two positions available)
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Mahidol University College of Music, Lecturer of Composition and Theory. Appointment beginning June 1, 2013 (pending budget approval)
POSITION DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Mahidol University College of Music seeks an enthusiastic educator and composer to complement the current composition and theory team. The appointee(s) will teach standard undergraduate and graduate music theory and analysis courses in the curriculum for all majors, undergraduate composition concentration coursework, and graduate coursework for the D.M. and M.M concentrations in Composition and Theory. May teach other courses, depending on College needs and the candidate’s area of interest.
Doctoral degree in Composition or Music Theory required at the time of employment (ABD will be considered but the candidate must demonstrate likely completion within one year of hire). Preference will be given to candidates with 1) Experience teaching applied composition, theory, counterpoint, orchestration, formal analysis, etc at the undergraduate/ graduate level; 2) Interest or experience in teaching theory of jazz/ popular music; 3) Evidence of compositional achievements (US-based and international conference participation, recordings with professional ensembles, awards and honors, etc.); 4) Record of organizational experience, especially in departmental functions, the coordination of festivals, conferences, etc.; and 5) publication in peer-reviewed music theory journals.
COLLEGE OF MUSIC, MAHIDOL UNIVERSITY
Mahidol University is one of the most prestigious universities in Thailand, recognized for outstanding achievements in teaching, research and professional services. The Mahidol University College of Music (MUCM), as the first music conservatory in Thailand, offers various degree programs, including Pre-College, Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral programs. Areas of study include Performance, Jazz Studies, Thai and Oriental Music, Music Composition, Music Technology, Music Business, Music Entertainment, Music Therapy, Music Education, Music Pedagogy, Musicology, and Conducting. As one of Southeast Asia’s leaders in the "internationalization" of higher education, Mahidol frequently collaborates with numerous universities from around the world as well as many international organizations. In addition, the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra – the premiere orchestral ensemble of Thailand – regularly collaborates with the composition faculty of MUCM, having premiered several works and released a CD (Faces of Love, 2012) featuring faculty composers.
In 2012, MUCM hosted the Eighth Annual Thailand International Composition festival (www.ticf.co/) and is currently coordinating the Ninth Annual event for July 2013.
The College of Music has 1,064 students, including 267 pre-college students, 623 undergraduate students, 129 masters students, and 36 doctoral students, with 108 full time and 85 part time faculty, many of which are recognized nationally and internationally for their accomplishments as performers, composers and scholars in the profession, as well as for their commitment to teaching.
Appointment to begin on June 1, 2013. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Application materials should include letter of application, curriculum vita, three recommendation letters, a recent recording (or link to online resource), and other supporting materials. Only email submissions will be accepted.
RANK AND SALARY
Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Apply by email to:
Dr. James Ogburn, Chair of Composition and Theory Search