The University of Texas at Austin — Faculty, Music and Human Learning

The University of Texas at Austin
Butler School of Music

Music and Human Learning
Beginning August 2021

Assistant or Associate Professor of Music and Human Learning

Full-time, tenure-track; rank, salary, and tenure status commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Doctorate required. We seek candidates who are superb musicians and teachers, and whose areas of teaching expertise complement those of existing faculty, with a particular interest in the psychology of learning, the musical development of children and adults, music education in inclusive classrooms, and issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in public education. We are particularly interested in candidates who are committed to advancing the cause of anti-racism and inclusive and equitable practices in all levels of education. Candidates should have a strong record of or show potential for research, and should show evidence of successful teaching at the college level and in primary or secondary schools. 

The Butler School of Music is committed to cultivating an inclusive, equitable, and welcoming community and to increasing the diversity of its faculty, students, and curricula. We welcome applicants who can help achieve these objectives.

Teach courses in the undergraduate music teacher preparation program and in the graduate program in music and human learning (including undergraduate courses in musical development, music in special education, music in underserved communities, and graduate courses in the successful candidate’s areas of expertise); serve on graduate committees; supervise theses and dissertations; participate in the work of the Center for Music Learning. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a record of professional research activity appropriate for tenure at a Tier 1 research university.

Review of applications begins February 22, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted after this date and the position will remain open until filled.

Applications should include:

  • cover letter, which should include a description of the candidate’s contributions to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • curriculum vitae
  • complete contact information for three references

Please do not submit additional supporting materials unless requested by the search committee. 

All documents must be uploaded via UT’s online application system:

Inquiries only may be directed to:

The University of Texas at Austin ranks among the finest universities in the country. The Butler School of Music, comprising some 90 faculty and approximately 600 music students, has an outstanding reputation for its performance and academic programs. Degree plans range from the bachelors to the doctoral level. The faculty in Music and Human Learning is devoted to deepening our understanding of all aspects of music in the human experience (perception, performance, teaching and learning, and the roles of music in culture) and fostering the development of outstanding professionals in all dimensions of music teaching and research.  The Austin area, known for its beauty and comfortable lifestyle, also provides many cultural advantages through its numerous arts organizations and is home to a very active and creative music scene.

UT Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.