The Visual & Performing Arts Department (VAPA) at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Art History to begin Fall 2021. This position will serve as the Director of UCCS’s Art History Program within VAPA, tasked with developing and significantly advancing our undergraduate art history program within the interdisciplinary and collaborative orientation of the department (which includes art history, film, music, theatre/dance, and visual art). As part of their directorial duties, this position will collaborate with other VAPA programs (particularly Visual Arts) in the curating of the Downtown Gallery of Contemporary Art for six months out of the year. Thus, candidates with curatorial interest and experience are encouraged.
The Music Program in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Music Composition to begin August, 2021. Responsibilities include creative work and research in music composition, teaching, and developing curricula in the following areas: composition, computer music and music theory. Applicants should be prepared to offer a variety of instructional formats such as in-person, hybrid, or online. We seek applicants who can bring a diverse spectrum of contemporary compositional approaches to recruit and mentor students in the Composition & Sonic Arts track in the B.A. in Visual Performing Arts as well as the Bachelor of Innovation of Music. The successful candidate will possess a significant background in acoustic and electronic music composition that embodies a diversity of practices, new approaches to music theory and interdisciplinary breadth. Other preferable qualifications may include but are not limited to: music in film and television scoring, web-based applications, game design, sound design, or other, as well as experience and ideas to diversify and innovate the music curriculum.