Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition
Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music
United States


The Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Music Theory and Composition to begin July 1, 2021.  The successful candidate will have an established record of compositional work, teaching experience, scholarly activity, and recognition thereof. The school welcomes applications from a broad range of artists, including composer-performers, composers working with interdisciplinary approaches, and especially composers who have experience with, and innovative vision for, engaging musically with diverse communities.

We seek a candidate with proven classroom and studio teaching expertise who adds to the strengths of our current faculty. Teaching responsibilities will include core and specialized undergraduate courses.

The Blair School of Music is wholly dedicated to Commitment to an Inclusive Vanderbilt, the university’s cornerstone strategy for creating a more inclusive and diverse faculty (for more information see: Vanderbilt University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Heidi Basgall Favorite at or 615-322-7660.


Candidates should have their Ph.D. or D.M.A. completed by July 1, 2021.   Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

Applications should include:

  • Letter of intent
  • CV
  • Compositional work list
  • Teaching Evaluations
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy that also describes the candidates experience working with and teaching a diverse range of students.
  • Contact information for three  external references

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