University of Utah Assistant Professor, Tenure Track in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

Department 00078 - School of Music

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin July 1, 2019


The University of Utah School of Music Announces a Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Electroacoustic Composition & Music Theory.

Responsibilities Include: (1) Maintain a notable, visible professional career as composer that indicates continuing growth and national/international visibility; (2) teach undergraduate and graduate composition, music technology, and related courses in support of the needs of the School of Music; (3) teach undergraduate and graduate courses in music theory according to curricular needs and the candidate’s abilities/expertise (these potentially include graduate seminars in analysis and theory, as well as various undergraduate theory courses typically offered in art music curricula); (4) supervise undergraduate final projects, and graduate theses and dissertations; (5) recruit and advise undergraduate and graduate composition majors; (6) contribute to the coordination and advancement of the core music theory curriculum and the composition curriculum; (7) participate on committees, including doctoral committees; and (8) perform other appropriate college, university, and professional service. The School of Music seeks to create a diverse and inclusive, rigorous and responsible environment that reaches across disciplines to foster highly adaptive creators and thinkers.

Qualifications Include: (1) Earned doctorate in composition (ABDcandidates may apply if they can, on request, provide clear documentation that their doctorate will be completed by July 1, 2019); (2) electroacoustic music composition skills and a commitment to creative work involving music technology; (3) background and ability to teach a variety of aspects of music technology at many levels; (4) teaching experience in music theory at the college level; (5) excellent classroom keyboard skills; (6) demonstrated experience and effectiveness with instructional technologies. The strongest candidates will recognize that music has a strong potential for social change and community engagement and their work will reflect this. We are seeking a resourceful, creative, innovative, and accomplished composer who demonstrates every promise of attaining professional distinction as defined in our Retention, Tenure, and Promotion guidelines:

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with priorURSservice, may elect to enroll inURSif they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSare subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Required Documents Include: The letter of application, CV (including the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of 3 to 5 persons who can provide references), 3 confidential letters of recommendation (uploaded directly by recommenders), succinct teaching philosophy statement (which may include strategies for mentoring a diverse student body), and (unofficial) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. All documents must be submitted electronically.

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Candidates should complete their on-line application by January 07, 2019 to ensure full consideration. Candidates who proceed to the final level will be required to participate in a routine criminal background check and to provide official transcripts. For more information, or to suggest nominations for this position, please contact Steve Roens, chair of the search committee, at Do not send other materials unless requested. Appointment is subject to available funding.

Open Date 10/22/2018

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00339CF

Type Faculty