Florida, USA
New College of Florida
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music and Digital Media Arts

New College of Florida (Sarasota, FL) seeks a composer or sound artist/designer whose work explores the diversity of artistic forms emerging in the medium of sound. The ideal candidate for this visiting position will have facility with current music software and production tools as well as 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 an advantage. Possible areas of expertise include creative work in digital music/sound design, sound art, synthesis, installation; music and social entrepreneurship; film and game music; 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.


Specific Responsibilities:

We envision this person collaborating with faculty across the liberal arts, particularly in music, theater and dance and/or animation and video and teaching courses focusing on sound design, music/sound production and engineering (including live sound mixing), composition/songwriting, electronic music, 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, plus sponsorship of Independent Study Projects (ISPs) during January interterm. In addition to classes and tutorials, visiting faculty members may sponsor senior undergraduate theses/projects and serve on baccalaureate committees. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to innovative undergraduate liberal arts teaching.


Doctoral degree in music technology, music composition, performance, musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory or related field to be 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 an interest in contributing to curriculum development for music studies in a liberal arts program.


Interested candidates should apply online at (https://ncf.simplehire.com/postings/544) and at the same time send the following documents to mediasearch@ncf.edu

1) Curriculum vitae
2) Unofficial graduate transcript(s)
3) Cover letter that addresses the candidate’s teaching philosophy and contributions or approaches to supporting an inclusive culture and learning environment
4) Two or three brief course proposals (not syllabi) - one describing an introductory course in electronic music and the other(s) describing more advanced courses
5) Names and contact information for three references

We will begin reviewing files as of June 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding applications are open to the public upon request.

New College of Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution.


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 by sending an email to mediasearch@ncf.edu.
Please send any general inquiries to the Search Committee Chair at mediasearch@ncf.edu. If you need assistance completing the online application, please contact Rosanne Cohn at rcohn@ncf.edu.


New College is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty. Candidates from underrepresented groups, women and those whose knowledge or skills support an inclusive culture and learning environment are especially encouraged to apply.

New College is a nationally recognized, selective public honors college with about 700 students who 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. Visit www.ncf.edu.

New College is situated in Sarasota, a city on the Gulf Coast of Florida known for its rich array of cultural and arts institutions and which has easy access to a small international airport with direct flights to many major US cities.