Artist-Teacher of Composition and Electronic Music and Director of Electronic Music Studios University of Texas at Austin, College of Fine Arts

Artist-Teacher of Composition and Electronic Music and Director of Electronic Music Studios

Butler School of Music - College of Fine Arts - The University of Texas at Austin

Location: Austin, TX

Open: Oct 30, 2017 · Close: Aug 31, 2018


Assistant or Associate Professor; title and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Teach courses, applied lessons, and independent studies in electronic and acoustic composition at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Supervise graduate student research. Direct and manage the electronic music studios. The successful candidate will be expected to curate and produce a mixed-media concert series among other collaborations with related programs on campus, including but not limited to arts and entertainment technologies, theatre and dance, engineering, and computer science.


The University of Texas at Austin ranks among the finest universities in the country. The Butler School of Music, comprising some ninety music 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 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 required. A portfolio demonstrating a record of excellence as a composer in electronic and acoustic formats. Professional experience should include curating mixed media concerts plus two or more of the following: interactive performance; composing for theater or stage; songwriting; sound art or installation; scoring for film, animation, games, or advertisements; computer music research and/or software development. A record of achievement teaching and recruiting a strong class at a university or conservatory. The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain professional activities appropriate for a tenured position at a Tier 1 research university.

Application Instructions

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 (acoustic and electronic), 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 for selected applicants at a later date. Please do not submit additional supporting materials unless requested by the search committee.


Review of applications begins December 1, 2017. Applications will continue to be accepted after this date and the position will remain open until filled.


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