Artist-Teacher of Composition

Austin, TX
Sep 11, 2019
Four-Year Institution
Artist-Teacher of Composition

Austin, TX
Open Date:
Sep 6, 2019

Position begins 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 composition at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Supervise graduate student research. Liaise with other units in the College of Fine Arts to foster inter-departmental student collaborations. For candidates with interest and appropriate qualifications, the opportunity to direct the UT New Music Ensemble, a nationally recognized group of high-caliber performers.

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 (or equivalent professional accomplishments) required. A portfolio demonstrating a record of excellence as a composer. A record of collaboration across media, e.g. opera, theatre, dance, film, gaming, and/or visual arts. Experience with electronic media is desired, as is 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 from 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]