Tennessee, USA
Tennessee Tech School of Music
Assistant Professor

The School of Music at Tennessee Tech University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition, beginning August 2023.


The ideal candidate will have prior university teaching experience in the areas of music theory and applied composition at the undergraduate level and be an active contributor to the field of composition with a documented record of juried scholarly/creative activity. Examples of scholarly/creative activity: having compositions performed and published, having scores accepted for performance at conferences, having published peer-reviewed research or given conference presentations, and/or other such activities.

Primary Responsibilities:
- Teach in and coordinate the undergraduate core curriculum in music theory and aural training
- Teach courses in the upper-division music theory course sequence (for example, Form and Analysis, Counterpoint, and/or Instrumentation)
- Teach applied composition lessons for both composition majors and minors
- Engage in service to the School, College, and University
- Additional courses or responsibilities may be assigned depending on the expertise of the candidate and departmental need


Required Qualifications:
- Earned doctorate in Music Theory or Composition required. ABD may be considered if the degree is completed by start of employment (August 1, 2023)
- Prior classroom teaching experience in music theory and/or aural training
- Evidence of successful publication and performance of original compositions in a variety of musical settings

Preferred Qualifications:
- Innovative approach to pedagogy and curriculum
- Experience teaching undergraduate applied composition
- An ongoing commitment to scholarly/creative activity in composition, as demonstrated through performance and publication of original compositions, research, national/international presentations, and/or other such activities
- Experience in composing with industry-standard DAW software such as Cubase, Logic, Pro Tools, Max/MSP, or similar software
- Evidence of sufficient keyboard proficiency for teaching undergraduate music theory and aural training

Commensurate with experience

To apply, please visit the full job description at https://jobs.tntech.edu and electronically upload the following:

1. Letter of application
2. Curriculum vitae
3. A video demonstrating your classroom teaching in a music theory and/or aural training course. This can be submitted as a Word file with a direct link to an online video.
4. Scores and recordings of up to three recent, representative compositions. Scores can be submitted as PDF files, and recordings can be submitted in a single Word file with direct links to online recordings.
5. Complete contact information (including email address) for three professional references that will be contacted to provide a recommendation letter at the time of application.
6. Copies of transcripts for all degrees (additionally, official transcripts of all degrees conferred and/or documentation of educational qualifications will be required upon hire).

Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered. Questions should be directed to Dr. Michael Adduci at madduci@tntech.edu. Screening of applications begins in December 2022; the position is open until filled.


Colin Hill - cjhill@tntech.edu or Mike Adduci - madduci@tntech.edu