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Institution: University of Memphis

Position: Assistant Professor of Composition and Music Theory

General Information:

Assistant Professor of Music – Composition and Music Theory Nine-month tenure-track position in the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music beginning August 2020.


MM degree in Composition. Candidate must demonstrate potential for continued scholarly research/creative activities. Doctoral degree and college level teaching experience are desired, as is experience in composition for visual media such as film, video games, etc.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Teaching duties may include undergraduate and graduate composition lessons, Music Theory classes, and other classes as determined by the School of Music. Composers with demonstrated success in the number of performances and awards are especially encouraged to apply. The accomplishments of candidates for this position must reflect their commitment to working with an inclusive student population, and their ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Candidates should go to: to apply. Additional items required at time of application include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a list of three (3) references with contact information to include address, telephone number and e-mail address.

Review of applications will begin December 1st, 2019 and may continue until the position is filled.

Deadline: December 1, 2019


Dr. Kamran Ince, Chair, Composition/Theory Search Committee 901-246-9539 or

Other Information:

The University of Memphis is a comprehensive metropolitan research university located in Memphis, Tennessee, one of the most musically active communities in the Mid-South. Current enrollment is approximately 22,000 students.

The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and has a full-time faculty of 43 with approximately 430 music majors. Degree programs include: Bachelor of Music in performance, music history, composition, music education, music business, recording technology, jazz and studio music performance, jazz and studio music composition/arranging; Master of Music in performance, musicology, Orff-Schulwerk, music education, pedagogy, jazz and studio music, composition and conducting; Doctor of Philosophy in musicology and music education; Doctor of Musical Arts in performance, composition, and conducting. A graduate certificate, the Artist Diploma in Music, is also offered. The School of Music is housed in the College of Communication and Fine Arts.

Date Listed: 10/30/2019

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