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Artist-Teacher of Composition and Electronic Music/ Director of Electronic Music Studios – University of Texas at Austin – Austin, TX

Company: University of Texas at Austin

Location: Austin, TX

  • Full Time

University of Texas at Austin

Position will begin September 1, 2020

Assistant or Associate Professor; title and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities include teaching courses, applied lessons, and independent studies in electronic and acoustic composition at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Supervise graduate student research. Direct and manage the electronic music studios. The successful candidate will be expected to curate and produce a mixed-media concert series among other collaborations with related programs on campus, including but not limited to arts and entertainment technologies, theatre and dance, engineering, and computer science.

The incumbent will be expected to develop and maintain professional activities appropriate for a tenured position at a Tier 1 research university.

The University of Texas at Austin ranks among the finest universities in the country. The Butler School of Music, comprising some 90 faculty and approximately 600 students, has an outstanding reputation for its performance and academic programs. Degree plans range from the bachelors to the doctoral level. The Butler School is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and welcoming community and to increasing the diversity of its faculty, students, and curricula. We welcome applicants who can help achieve these objectives. The Austin area, known for its beauty and comfortable lifestyle, also offers many cultural advantages through its numerous arts organizations and is home to a very active and creative music scene.


DMA or PhD required (or equivalent professional accomplishments). A portfolio demonstrating a record of excellence as a composer in electronic and acoustic formats. Professional experience should include curating mixed media concerts plus two or more of the following: composing for theater or stage; songwriting; sound art or installation; scoring for film, video, animation, computer games, or advertisements; or producing. A record of achievement teaching and recruiting a strong class of students with diverse backgrounds, interests, and experiences at a university or conservatory. The incumbent will be expected to develop and maintain professional activities appropriate for a tenured position at a Tier 1 research university.

The composition faculty at UT encourage students to explore many different music-making traditions and cultures. The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of promoting a learning and research environment that advances diversity, equity and inclusion.

Application Instructions

Review of applications begins November 1, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted after this date and the position will remain open until filled.

Applications should include:
cover letter

curriculum vitae

complete contact information for five references

a separate document with live links to the audio/video files of 3-5 representative works, and PDFs of the scores matching those files. If no performance score is used, provide a text describing the work. The links should connect to a cloud-based folder (e.g. DropBox, Google Drive, Box, Vimeo, or YouTube).

Letters of recommendation will be requested for selected applicants at a later date. Please do not submit additional supporting materials unless requested by the search committee.

All documents must be uploaded via UT’s online application system:

Inquiries only may be directed to: [email protected]

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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