Dean of the Faculty



Tenure-Track Position in Music Composition

The Department of Music at Reed College in Portland, Oregon invites applications for a tenure-track position in music composition at the assistant professor level, beginning fall 2022. The area of specialization is open, though the committee welcomes candidates who demonstrate experience with notation-based music, electronic media, improvisation, and/or practices outside of western art music as part of their composition portfolio. Preference will be given to the applicant who, in addition to being committed to achieving success as a teacher, has experience as a practicing artist. Teaching duties may include courses in music theory, and all Reed faculty advise senior theses. Applicants should have their DMA, Ph.D., or other terminal degree in hand by October 1, 2022. Reed College is a community that believes that cultural diversity and inclusive educational practices are essential to the excellence of our academic program. In your application materials, please describe the ways in which your past and current creative work, teaching, mentoring, and/or community service has supported these values. Please also discuss the ways in which your work at Reed will support the college's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as articulated in the College's diversity and anti-racism statements ( Please submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Morgan Luker, chair of the search committee, via Interfolio at Please submit materials by September 17, 2021 for full consideration. Letters of recommendation and/or samples of creative work may be requested at a later date. An equal opportunity employer, Reed College strongly encourages applications from female-identifying candidates and from members of historically excluded groups.

Deadline: by September 17, 2021 for full consideration