Open Rank Faculty Position in Audio Technology/Computer Music

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Open Rank Faculty Position in Audio Technology/Computer Music

The University of Texas at Austin
Open Date:
Oct 12, 2018

The School of Design and Creative Technologies (SDCT) at The University of Texas at Austin (UT) invites applications for a faculty position in the field of Audio Technology, with a start date of August 2020. The position may be filled at the tenure-track level or non-tenure track. We will also consider applications from currently tenured candidates at the Associate Professor rank.

We seek a highly-skilled specialist in the field of advanced computational audio technologies and methodologies. The candidate will be responsible for developing and leading a program in audio technology and music/sound production consistent with the expectations of our Bachelor of Science in Arts and Entertainment Technologies (AET).

This is a full-time position on a nine-month contractual basis. All faculty, tenure-track and non-tenure track, are free to pursue external professional interests during the summer months. The position is open to all levels of applicants. If a hire is made at the tenure track (or tenured) rank, a substantial and active research portfolio is required. If a hire is made in non-tenure track rank, the position will focus primarily on undergraduate-level teaching and professional career development.

The typical teaching load in the AET program for non-tenure track faculty is three, three-credit courses per term. Teaching loads for tenure-track (or tenured) faculty are typically two courses per semester with the expectation of a significant research effort leading to scholarly publications.

Undergraduate courses may include: psychoacoustics, audio signal processing, audio programming (C++). We are also seeking expertise in all aspects of game audio production including spatialization and immersive sound production technologies. Consideration will be given for any combination of these areas.

The School of Design and Creative Technologies (SDCT)

The School of Design and Creative Technologies was founded in 2017 as the fourth major academic unit in the College of Fine Arts, alongside the Department of Art and Art History, the Butler School of Music, and the Department of Theatre and Dance. The SDCT houses the Department of Design, the Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies, the Center for Integrated Design, the Design Institute for Health, and the Bridging Disciplines Programs in Digital Arts & Media and Design Strategies.

The University of Texas at Austin (UT)

The University of Texas at Austin is a flagship, comprehensive research university of over 50,000 students that is routinely ranked in the top 50 universities globally by U.S. News and World Report, Times Higher Education, and the Center for World University Rankings. UT is located in Austin, the capital of Texas, a city justly renowned for its vibrant cultural life and its thriving creative and tech industries. Austin is routinely included in top-ten lists of best US cities for new college grads, for young professionals, for future job growth, and for outdoor activities, urban forests, and family friendliness.


The candidate will hold a terminal degree (Ph.D. or MFA) or an advanced degree in audio engineering (M. Eng. or equivalent) and have a record of university teaching in the general domain of music technology including advanced instruction of computational music and sound processes. We are especially interested in the development of courses and research in the domain of immersive technologies and sound spatialization.

Candidates for the non-tenure track rank will have professional/industrial work experience in a broad range of commercial audio and/or immersive technology applications.

The candidate for the tenure-track rank will have published research in digital audio signal processing and/or more generally in “computer music” especially as it applies to immersive sound design and the creation of audio software. The candidate will have demonstrable teaching experience in the field of digital audio software development such as the design, creation and coding of audio components.

Application Instructions:

To apply for the position, please submit the following to Interfolio at

  1. A letter of application explaining your qualifications for, and interest in, the position;
  2. A curriculum vitae (CV) or professional résumé;
  3. A link to or pdf of your portfolio of recent work;
  4. Contact information for three references (letters will be requested only for finalists).

Application deadline is February 28, 2020.

Questions about the application process and Interfolio may be directed to SDCT Executive Assistant Mr. Cameron Weed at [email protected].

If you are excited about the possibilities of working in the School of Design and Creative Technologies, but don’t fit this particular job description, please see our open call for faculty at

SDCT is committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse, and welcoming community and increasing the diversity of its faculty, students, and curricula. We welcome applicants who can help achieve these objectives.




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Posted: 1/7/2019
Application Due: 5/10/2019
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