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Institution: Texas Tech University

Position: Assistant Professor of Composition and Music Theory

General Information:

Tenure track, beginning Fall 2018.

The Texas Tech University J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts, in collaboration with the School of Music, is accepting applications for a tenure track faculty position as Assistant Professor in Composition and Music Theory. This position is for a nationally or internationally prominent Composer/Scholar with a commitment to helping guide the Composition program to national distinction and nurturing the next generation of composers/educators/scholars enrolled in our Undergraduate and Graduate Composition and related programs.


The ideal candidate will have demonstrated the ability to form partnerships within and outside of the university, regionally, nationally, and internationally; will have superior knowledge of computer/digital music; proficiency with associated technologies; expertise in acoustic compositional practices; familiarity with current and cutting-edge practices in developing relevant facilities and curricula, including online and distance education delivery platforms; and will have sufficient experience in teaching related to the position of hire. A demonstrated and ongoing commitment to serving diverse student population.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

DMA or PhD in Music Composition, or equivalent professional experience. Experience teaching at the university level. Record of professional activity and research that demonstrates emerging or established national/international recognition in the field of composition and the ability to teach music theory. Continued professional research/creative scholarship that is relevant to the current and future practice of these fields. Applicable expertise of current compositional practices and speculative theory as regards music composition. A fluency with existing technology and computer-assisted composition is a must, and a vision towards future technological developments in music composition is expected. Commitment to quality, student-centered education and working as a team member. Strong evidence of the ability and desire to perform service, with duties including, but not limited to, recruiting, program-building, and commitment to extra-curricular activities in the department, college, and the university.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Items to Send:

CV, cover letter, and three references, via online application portal at (search ID# 12130BR)

Deadline: December 1, 2017


Please refer questions to Peter Martens, Chair of Search Committee, at 806-834-1870 or

Date Listed: 11/06/2017

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