New College of Florida seeks a sound artist, designer or composer, whose work explores the diversity of artistic forms emerging in the medium of sound. The ideal candidate for this tenure-track position will have facility with current music software and production tools, experience teaching practice-based studio courses and discussion-based seminar courses.

Applicants who bring interdisciplinary and/or cross-cultural approaches to their research, teaching and creative practice will be at a distinct advantage. Possible areas of expertise include creative work in digital music sound design, sound art, synthesis, installation; music and social entrepreneurship, and popular music. Research on topics such as the role of sound in digital culture, the development of sound in relation to information and communication technology, or the interdisciplinary relations connecting sound to image, body, visual and media art are also desirable. Though the primary appointment of this position will be in Music, secondary (joint) appointments in other programs may be arranged as appropriate.

Responsibilities: This hire is part of a significant expansion of the arts at New College, and the successful candidate will be in a position to forge this new component of our academic program. We envision this person collaborating with faculty across the liberal arts, particularly in music, theater and dance, and teaching courses including, but not limited to: sound design, music/sound production, electronic music, music/sound production and engineering, music and digital media, interactive and intermedia applications, and music and social entrepreneurship. The teaching load is two courses per semester plus sponsoring individual and group tutorials. In addition to classes and tutorials, faculty members provide academic advising, supervise independent study projects, sponsor senior undergraduate theses/projects, and serve on baccalaureate committees. The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a program of research or creative work. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to innovative undergraduate liberal arts teaching.

Qualifications: Doctoral degree in music technology, music composition, performance, musicology, ethnomusicology, or related field, completed by the time of the appointment; evidence of a developing program of creative projects or scholarship; successful undergraduate teaching experience in music technology, and interest in contributing to curriculum development for music studies in a liberal arts program.

About New College: Situated on the Gulf Coast of Florida and Sarasota Bay, New College is a nationally recognized, selective public honors college with a 10:1 student/faculty ratio. Students are intellectually independent and highly motivated. Undergraduate research has a central role in the curriculum, and a senior thesis/project is required of all students. Students receive narrative evaluations in lieu of grades. New College is committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research and encourages collaborative student-faculty scholarship.

New College is entering a period of dramatic growth, and is looking for faculty who can help us forge interdisciplinary ties both within the college and the community. Sarasota offers an exceptionally rich array of cultural and arts institutions, including the Sarasota Orchestra, Sarasota Opera, Sarasota Ballet, Sarasota Contemporary Dance, Ringling Museum of Art, Hermitage Artist Retreat, four equity acting companies, and ensemblenewSRQ. We anticipate that new hires in the arts will want to take advantage of these resources, and build on our existing, successful collaborations.

Application: Interested candidates should apply online here, and send a curriculum vitae, and an unofficial graduate transcript to mediasearch@ncf.edu. In addition, provide

  1. a statement about teaching philosophy
  2. a statement regarding the candidate’s contributions or approaches to supporting an inclusive culture and learning environment.
  3. two or three brief course proposals, one describing an introductory course in electronic music, the other(s) describing more advanced courses.

Applicants should send the names and contact information for three references.

Deadline: We will begin reviewing files Nov. 1 and continue until the position is filled. According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding applications are open to the public upon request. Applicants who need reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the selection process must notify the chair of the search committee 48 hours in advance of a meeting.

Queries to Search Committee Chair, Steven Miles, mediasearch@ncf.edu.

New College of Florida is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty. Candidates from underrepresented groups or whose knowledge or skills can support an inclusive learning environment are especially encouraged to apply. Consistent with law and its respect for personal dignity, the college does not discriminate against applicants for employment based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. In accordance with state law, all employees are subject to a background check at the time of hiring.

Candidates’ application materials and meetings regarding applications are open to the public upon request. Applicants requesting reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the selection process must notify the chair of the search committee 48 hours in advance of a meeting.