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Assistant/Associate Professor of Music Technology (Tenure-Track)
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Date Posted Nov. 21, 2022
Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Music Technology (Tenure-Track)
University University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL, United States
Department College of Fine and Applied Arts, School of Music
Application Deadline Dec. 19, 2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Music - Musicology/Music History
    Music - General
    Music Industry Studies
    Music Education
    Music - Scientific Study/Theory

Assistant/Associate Professor of Music Technology (Tenure-Track)

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
College of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Music

The School of Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a tenure-track position in Music Technology to join the faculty at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor starting August 16, 2023.

Located on the campus of one of the world's leading research universities, the University of Illinois School of Music is a center for creativity and collaboration through performance, research, and education. Historically rich in tradition, the School of Music is a resource for music research of all kinds, and offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees to its nearly 700 students in many different fields of study. Hosting a diverse population of faculty, students, and staff, the School of Music embraces cutting-edge innovation and discovery while providing an array of musical and engagement opportunities within the artistic and educational communities of Urbana and Champaign. Please see for information regarding the University of Illinois School of Music.

The University of Illinois School of Music has been a leading academic center for music technology since the start of the digital revolution in the 1950s. Our Composition/Theory/Technology faculty have made significant contributions — both artistic and technical — in the areas of electro-acoustic composition techniques, digital sound synthesis and analysis, interactive performance systems, algorithmic music systems, spatialization, and digital audio production. With this position, the School seeks to continue in this proud tradition by helping a diverse array of students become the creators of the next generation of practical advances in the field and prepare them for a variety of careers in the commercial music industry.


Serve as a leader in the School's music technology program and assist in the design of new curricula aimed at preparing students for a variety of well-defined career opportunities. Teach core and elective courses within our bachelor's degree programs in Computer Science + Music and Music Technology, including those courses involving software design and coding; additional course offerings that fit within the School's composition/music theory/music technology area will also be expected. Seek collaboration with units and programs across campus—such as the Grainger College of Engineering, Game Studies, and the Siebel Center for Design—as well as areas within the School of Music and the College of Fine and Applied Arts. Advising undergraduate and graduate student projects. Recruit students for the music technology programs. Service to the School, University and to the field.

All employees of the School of Music are also expected to embrace the following core ideals:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to student success and well-being through both teaching excellence and broader mentorship.
  • Support the University of Illinois' dedication to being a community of care.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to building and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, one that reflects the entire State of Illinois.
  • Seek out opportunities for collaboration with colleagues both on and off campus, and both within and across disciplines.
  • View recruiting and retention, particularly of members of underserved communities, as fundamental to the position and to the School's success.
  • Work as a cooperative member of the School's community and serve as a model of integrity and collegiality.
  • Exhibit passion for your work, the School, and the role of music in our society.

Position Qualifications:


  • Master's degree in a field appropriate to meet qualifications and responsibilities.
  • Evidence of creative invention, application, or integration of emerging technologies in sonic and musical production.
  • Record of or demonstrated potential for leadership through research and creation in academic or industry settings; areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to, AI-assisted music composition, sound design, machine listening, music information retrieval and other forms of computational analysis, and augmented/virtual reality applications in sound.
  • Ability to advise and recruit undergraduate and graduate students.
  • History of excellence achieved through engaging diverse audiences, collaborators, knowledge's, and traditions with respect to race, gender, and class.


  • Established record of experience in collaborating with practitioners and/or researchers from both within and without music research and industry.
  • Experience in curriculum design.
  • Experience in academic leadership.
  • Doctoral degree in appropriate field.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Candidates should submit an online application at Application materials should

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diversity and inclusion statement, including relevant experience
  • Names and contact information of three references.

To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on December 19, 2022. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. Interviews may begin prior to the close of the search, but a hiring decision will not be made until after the close of the search. Please direct any questions to Prof. Eli Fieldsteel, Search Committee Chair ( or Jennifer Steiling, Sr. Human Resource Associate ( For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

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