Assistant Professor of Music Theory (tenure-track)

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Assistant Professor of Music Theory (tenure-track)

Austin, TX
Open Date:
Oct 21, 2018

Assistant Professor of Music Theory (tenure-track); position begins August 2019

Undergraduate and graduate instruction, advising, supervision of theses, and university service.The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a record of professional research activity appropriate for tenure 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 640 music students, has an outstanding reputation for its performance and academic programs. Degree plans range from the
bachelors to the doctoral level. The theory faculty emphasizes, in both their teaching and their research, an approach that combines strong music-theoretical training with interdisciplinary inquiry. The Butler School of Music is committed to cultivating 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 provides many cultural advantages through its numerous arts organizations and is home to a very active and creative music scene


PhD or advanced ABD status.We seek candidates whose areas of research and teaching expertise complement those of existing faculty, with a particular interest in the following areas: popular music, music and media, and/or music technology. They should demonstrate a strong record of or potential for research, evidence of successful teaching at the college level, and familiarity with current trends in undergraduate theory pedagogy.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications begins November 30, 2018. Applications will continue to be accepted after this date and the position will remain open until filled.

Applications should include:

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vita
  • complete contact information for 3 references

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]




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Posted: 11/9/2018
Application Due: 1/7/2019
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