Assistant Professor

Denton, TX
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

System Identification Number:

Posting Origination:

Composition Studies (134300)

College of Music

Assistant Professor

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Department of Composition Studies is searching for an Assistant Professor whose duties may include but are not limited to the following: teach applied composition lessons and related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels with an emphasis in music for film, video games, and other media. In addition to courses in the Composition Division (College of Music), the candidate will teach one course per year in the Department of Media Arts (College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences). Develop media composition curriculum in collaboration with area faculty and administration. Recruit and advise outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in music composition (media emphases). Contribute to relevant, intersecting activities of the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI) and the Initiative for Advanced Research and Technology in the Arts (iARTA). Maintain professional activity and a national/international presence as a composer of music for commercial media. Service assignments to be divided between the College of Music and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

UNT is a tier-one research university with 12 colleges and schools offering 97 bachelor's, 82 master's and 35 doctoral degree programs. Located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, UNT has an enrollment of about 36,000 students. The College of Music of the University of North Texas offers one of the largest comprehensive music programs among American universities. Approximately 1,600 students enroll annually in undergraduate and graduate programs taught by globally acclaimed faculty. For more information, visit the College of Music website at Besides world-class Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees in the performance of jazz and classical music, the College of Music has a comprehensive program of Master's and PhD degrees in Music, with emphases in Composition, Music Theory, Music History, Ethnomusicology, and Music Education. The College hosts a vibrant, multi-cultural music atmosphere. The One O'Clock Lab Band has earned seven Grammy Award nominations and regularly tours the U.S. and festivals overseas. The Willis Music Library is one of the largest in the southwest and includes ample scholarly literature as well as special collections.

Start Date: September 1, 2018
Email contact: [email protected]

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

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Minimum Qualifications:
An active, accomplished, professional composer with experience in music for various media (film, video games, TV, etc.). Master's Degree required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Previous college teaching experience desirable. Doctorate preferred.

Area of Specialty:
Music Composition and Media Arts

Position Type:

Tenure Status:
Tenure Track

Appointment Basis:
9 Months

Pay Frequency:

Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
No Response

Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed

Review of Applications Begins:

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
Other Document
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References

Special Instructions to Applicants:
As your "Other Document," please provide links to audio/video recordings (film, games, concert) and scores of 3-5 representative compositions/projects.


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