Endowed Professorship — UCLA Department of Music

The Department of Music in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is pleased to invite applications for a senior-level, tenured, professorial position as inaugural holder of the Leo M. and Elaine Krown Klein Endowed Chair in Performance Studies.

UCLA Department of Music
Professor
Leo M. and Elaine Krown Klein Endowed Chair
in Performance Studies

Position Description

The Department of Music in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is pleased to invite applications for a senior-level, tenured, professorial position as inaugural holder of the Leo M. and Elaine Krown Klein Endowed Chair in Performance Studies.

In 2014, longtime UCLA arts philanthropist Elaine Krown Klein made a $2 million gift to establish this chair in music performance studies in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s Department of Music to honor her late husband, Leo M. Klein.

This permanent endowed chair — the first in the history of the Department of Music — will support a distinguished, senior-level professor with a demonstrated record of excellence as a scholar, musician, and teacher. The chair holder’s primary role will be to lead and teach in a distinctive MM/DMA graduate program centered on the performance of Western art music and built around a suite of core courses in bibliography, notation and performance, analysis, and historical performance practices.

We seek a scholar/performer for this position for two reasons: because we believe that the advanced training of performers greatly benefits from mentors who exemplify excellence in both fields; and because we aim to graduate students from our program who not only understand the value of both approaches but who can bring both skill sets to their future careers.

In addition to supporting the chairholder’s individual research, the Klein Chair is intended to support departmental and School of Music-wide* initiatives integrating performance and scholarship, such as festivals, recordings, theme-based programming, conferences, touring and multimedia collaborations.

*The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music consists of three departments: Ethnomusicology, Music and Musicology. Its founding principles strongly encourage interdepartmental student and faculty collaboration.

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

  • an active publication record in the area of music performance studies; documented skills as a
  • professional-level performer, such as recordings and/or professionally reviewed public performances;
  • a distinguished record of teaching at the graduate level
  • experience in directing DMA dissertations and leading graduate seminars for performers;
  • the ability to coach soloists and ensembles;
  • a dynamic and collaborative approach to curriculum development;
  • a commitment to mentoring graduate students in both academic and career matters;
  • interest in helping to forge a collective vision for music performance at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

The successful candidate must also demonstrate a strong commitment to furthering the values of diversity in our university community through exemplary teaching, research, and service.

Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. Doctorate or equivalent professional experience preferred; master’s degree required. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

APPLICATION:
Applications must be submitted to the UC Recruit website online at: http://apptrkr.com/1285443

Candidates should submit:

  • a comprehensive curriculum vitae
  • a letter of interest with special attention to the role of music performance studies in the training of today’s professional musicians and educators
  • a representative selection of publications in the area of performance studies (in PDF format)
  • links to live and/or recorded performances
  • a statement of teaching philosophy
  • EDI statement describing the applicant’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion across all areas of professional achievement.
  • names and contact information of five to six professional references. Please do not upload reference letters; the search committee will contact references directly at an appropriate time in the process.

Application deadline: October 15, 2018

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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.

APPLICATION:
Applications must be submitted to the UC Recruit website online at: http://apptrkr.com/1285443

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