Oklahoma, USA
The University of Tulsa
J. Donald Feagin Professor of Music and Film Studies

The School of Music and Department of Film Studies at The University of Tulsa seek to hire a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Music and Film to fill the J. Donald Feagin Professorship in Music and Film Studies. The successful candidate will have professional experience and teaching experience in Music Composition, Film Scoring, Music Production and Video Game Scoring. Additionally, experience in audio recording and sound editing would be welcome. Information about the Kendall College of Arts & Sciences, home to both departments, can be found at https://artsandsciences.utulsa.edu.

Film scoring is an integral part of the Bachelor of Music in Composition and Film Studies at The University of Tulsa and is essential for a complete education in film. Similarly, music production and technology, composition and arranging are an essential part of any students’ musical education. The Simulation and Gaming program at TU, particularly the design emphasis, also offers students the option of taking courses in video game music scoring as part of their curriculum.

Additional areas of research and teaching expertise are welcome. Past examples include Music and Film (Hollywood Film Music), The Music of the Harry Potter Films, Music of the Lord of the Rings Film Epic, and Music and Italian Cinema. Offerings aimed at non-majors are expected and dependent upon the faculty member’s expertise. The successful candidate will also lead in the management of the Film Scoring Lab.

Filmmaking in the state of Oklahoma is flourishing due to the state film incentives, so the possibility of local and regional collaborations is great. There is also the potential, as has been done in the past, of hosting visiting film and video game composers on campus and collaborating with our local non-profit movie theater, Circle Cinema, in presenting or participating in special programs.


Applicants are required to possess either a relevant terminal degree or a master’s degree with coursework in the areas of instruction and a minimum of five years of directly relevant professional experience.


Review of applications will begin December 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit: a cover letter, current curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for three references. References may be contacted without prior notice to candidates. Applicants who are invited to participate in interviews may be asked to submit examples of relevant creative work. All application materials must be submitted at: https://universitytulsa.peopleadmin.com/postings/6893.


Inquiries should be sent to the search committee chair, Judy Raiford, at judith-raiford@utulsa.edu.


The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristic including, but not limited to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status. The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/ Veteran.

TU is a small, private university with approximately 4000 undergraduate and graduate students located in midtown Tulsa, 2 miles from downtown. Both areas are undergoing an exciting period of growth and are home to vibrant art and music scenes. The city of Tulsa has benefited from enormous growth in its arts and cultural spheres in recent years. New additions include the museums, Greenwood Rising, The Bob Dylan Center, The Wood Guthrie Center, and The OK Pop Museum, as well as the award-winning park, The Gathering Place, that sits on 100 acres in the middle of Tulsa’s historic Maple Ridge neighborhood. The University of Tulsa remains committed to partnering with its diverse citizenry in helping shape the next 100 years.

Tulsa is a mid-sized (population ~400,000), family-friendly, affordable place to live, with easy access to urban, suburban, and rural areas. The city of Tulsa is nestled in an area where the Muscogee Creek, Cherokee, and Osage tribal territories share a common boundary. Oklahoma is geographically diverse, including plains, grasslands, rocky mesas, and mountains, and is culturally unique as it is home to 39 federally-recognized Native American tribes.