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Assistant Professor of Music - Composition

The University of Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma

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Assistant Professor of Music - Composition

University of Oklahoma
Open Date:
Nov 7, 2023

Rank: Assistant Professor, full-time, tenure-track, benefits eligible, 9-month faculty appointment.

Start Date: August 16, 2024


The Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts School of Music at the University of Oklahoma seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Composition with a starting date of August 16, 2024. We seek candidates of exceptional promise who specialize in 20th and 21st century art music written for acoustic ensembles (chamber, band, choir, orchestra).



·       Teach composition lessons at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

·       Teach Orchestration and Advanced Orchestration classes.

·       Build and maintain an active creative research program. Establish a record of creative activity and productivity in national and international venues leading to being a recognized authority in the field.

·       Recruit composition students in both undergraduate and graduate level.

·       Mentor graduate students and serve on graduate advisory committees (Masters and Doctoral level).

·       Participate in service to the School of Music, the University, and the profession.


·       D.M.A. or Ph.D. in Composition or a Master's Degree in Composition with significant professional experience. Applicants who are ABD with an expected date of completion in May 2024 will be considered.

·       Artistic excellence manifested through written compositions, published scores, commissions, performances in nationally and internationally recognized conferences, festivals and venues, album recordings (solo, or compilations), and composition awards.

·       Demonstrated excellence in college-level teaching either as a faculty member or graduate teaching assistant.



·       Excellence in teaching music majors and music graduate students.

·       A secondary area of specialization, such as music for media, videogame, film, electroacoustic music, algorithmic music, computer aided composition, A.I., improvisation, music production & recording, music theory & analysis.

·       A broad range of stylistic and aesthetic sympathies within the spectrum of contemporary western art music.

·       An active commitment to live performance, including the ability to conduct new music chamber ensembles.

·       Strong interest in cross-disciplinary work.

·       Commitment to contributing to the artistic vitality of the academic community within the School of Music and across the University through innovative teaching and dedicated service.

Application Instructions:

·       Candidates apply online through

·       Please provide a letter of application outlining qualifications and research interests; a curriculum vitae; a link of 3 recent representative compositions (recordings & scores), three confidential letters of recommendation. A teaching video will be requested from finalists at a later date.

·       Review of applications begins on December 15, 2023 and will continue until filled.


Inquiries should be directed to the search committee chair:

Dr. Konstantinos Karathanasis, Professor of Music Technology & Composition

University of Oklahoma, School of Music

500 W. Boyd St.

Norman, OK 73019


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to:  admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

Diversity Statement 

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Mission of the University of Oklahoma

The Mission of the University of Oklahoma is to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society.


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