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Assistant Professor of Music - Music Industry Studies

The University of Texas - Arlington
Arlington, Texas, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago


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Assistant Professor of Music - Music Industry Studies



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Job Summary
The Department of Music in the College of Liberal Arts, the University of Texas at Arlington, invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Music-Music Industry Studies, tenure track.

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States.

Position description

The Department of Music at the University of Texas at Arlington is inviting applications for a tenure track position as Assistant or Associate Professor of Music/Director of Music Industry Studies ( MIS ) at the University of Texas at Arlington.

University Information

Located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, The University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. With an enrollment of approximately 48,000 students, UT Arlington is the largest institution in North Texas and the second-largest in the UT System. In 2021, UTA's combination of outstanding academics and innovative research contributed to its reaffirmation as a Carnegie R-1 "Very High Research Activity" institution and its designation as a Texas Tier One institution, two significant milestones of excellence. Further, the University also received the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for outstanding commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. The University ranks No. 1 nationally in Military Times ' annual "Best for Vets: Colleges" list, is designated as a Hispanic Serving-Institution and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education and has the third-most ethnically diverse undergraduate population in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report (2022). UT Arlington's approximately 250,000 alumni occupy leadership positions at many of the 23 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas and contribute to the University's $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Department and College/School Information

Located in the College of Liberal Arts, the Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and enrolls over 360 music majors. Our 74 faculty members contribute to a robust creative and scholarly environment. The Department offers a Bachelor of Music degree with emphases in Performance, Music Education, Music Theater, Music Business, Music Media, Theory, Composition, and Jazz Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with an emphasis in Music Industry Studies. The Masters of Music degree is offered in Music Education; Performance on all classical and jazz instruments, including conducting; Music Theory; and Jazz Composition. The Department also offers a graduate performance certificate. Opportunities abound at the University to collaborate with other strong researchers in a variety of fields.

Diversity Statement

Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service as well as a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teach courses in MIS at the undergraduate level, based on the specialization of the candidate
  • Give individualized and small group instruction in film composition and gaming music courses Serve as artistic and academic mentor for graduate and undergraduate students, especially those who desire a career as composers for film and other media
  • Manage the MIS Internship Program
  • Engage in focused and significant creative activity that leads to national and international recognition in the candidate's area of specialization
  • Contribute to the growth and development of the MIS Area, Department of Music, the College of Liberal Arts, the University, and the profession through participation in committees, departmental activities, and other services
  • Aid in curriculum development
  • Collaborative recruiting for the MIS program
  • Other duties may be assigned based on the candidate's qualifications and the needs of the department
  • Demonstrated record of excellence, or evidence for potential, in teaching music industry studies courses at the undergraduate level

Required Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Music with relevant experience as a film composer, gaming sound designer, or music producer
  • Strong record of creative activity in audio production, music producing, commercial music performance, film scoring, or video game composition/sound design
  • Demonstrated record of excellence, or evidence for potential excellence, in teaching music industry studies courses at the undergraduate level

Preferred Qualifications
Master of Fine Arts in Film Composition or PHD in Creative Arts fields with relevant experience.

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EEO Statement
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.

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Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply applicants should go to and submit the following materials:
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Complete Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Three References

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be addressed to: Professor Tim Ishii, Chair (

For more information about UTA , please visit:

Requirement Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover/Interest Letter
  3. Transcripts
  4. Statement of Research Interests
  5. Statement of Teaching Interest/Philosophy
  6. Statement on diversity, equity and inclusion
Optional Documents

Job Information

  • Job ID: 66977596
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Arlington, Texas, United States
  • Company Name For Job: The University of Texas - Arlington
  • Position Title: Assistant Professor of Music - Music Industry Studies
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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