Assistant Professor of Music Composition
University of Chicago Department of Music
United States


The Department of Music at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track position in Composition. We seek a composer to join our faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. Standard teaching load: four courses per year at the graduate and undergraduate levels, plus usual advising and committee responsibilities.


We seek a composer with an active creative and performance profile who can also contribute to building the composition program and has the potential to take on leadership roles. Applicants must also have professional experience that demonstrates the ability to be an effective teacher and mentor at the University. Preferred qualifications include a PhD, DMA or equivalent degree in Music or a related field; a documented record of excellence in teaching at the University level; and advanced fluency with electronic music techniques.

Application Instructions

Applicants should upload the following materials to the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment website no later than 11pm central time on Monday, December 20, 2021 at the following link:

  • CV
  • Cover letter addressing work as a composer and teacher
  • A PDF with links to scores and recordings of three recent representative works. The file may link to individual works, an online folder containing all three works, or a website which presents the submitted works on one page.
  • Names and contact information of three potential recommenders.

Applicants may be asked to provide additional materials following the initial review of applications. Questions may be directed to Peter Gillette ( with the subject heading COMPOSITION SEARCH—ASSISTANT PROF.

Position contingent upon budgetary approval.

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