Butler School of Music
Austin, Texas, United States
Member Company
27 days ago
Job Type
Job Function
String Faculty


Position Title

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Viola or Non-Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice of Viola

The Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin seeks an outstanding performing artist and teacher of viola to join our faculty.  The successful candidate will have an exceptional reputation as a performer and will demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate viola students at the highest level.

Position Description

Teach individual lessons to undergraduate and graduate viola students as well as supervise recitals, student creative research, and DMA capstone projects; coach ensembles and sectional rehearsals; organize weekly studio classes and promote an active and healthy studio culture. Recruit, develop and retain a viola studio of the highest quality via local, regional, national, and international outreach and performing. Liaise and collaborate with ensemble colleagues in orchestra, chamber music, New Music Ensemble, and Early Music Ensemble. Engage in service activities within the strings and ensembles divisions, the Butler School, and the University. Potential for growth into leadership roles. If appointed on a tenure-track, maintain professional activities appropriate for a tenure-track position at a Tier 1 research university, including developing national and international visibility as a creative artist and/or scholar. This position begins August 2024 and requires relocation to Austin, TX.

Rank, salary and tenure status dependent on candidate qualifications. We are seeking to hire either a tenure-track assistant professor who will build a highly reputable professional performance career alongside the academic responsibilities of this faculty position or a non-tenure track assistant or associate professor of practice whose position will be more focused on instruction, though it will allow for some continued performance activity. Both tracks are intended as long-term hires with oversight of and responsibility for the viola studio.

Application Instructions

Review of applications begins February 23, 2024. Applications will continue to be accepted after this date and the position will remain open until filled.

Applications should include:

- Cover Letter

- Curriculum Vitae

- A statement addressing the candidate’s teaching philosophy and capacity to address the needs of students with varied educational and career goals

- A document with links to video excerpts of at least three separate live performances

- Complete contact information for three references

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

All application materials must be uploaded through this Interfolio portal:


Inquiries only may be directed to: bsom-hr@utexas.edu

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 640 music students, has an outstanding reputation for its performance and academic programs. Degree plans range from the bachelors to the doctoral level. The Butler School of Music is committed to fostering a welcoming community for all students and faculty and to expanding the breadth of its curricula. We welcome applicants who can help achieve these objectives. The Austin area hosts numerous arts and cultural organizations and is well known for its popular music events, rapid urban growth, and burgeoning technology industry.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at 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.


DMA or MM with significant professional experience. Demonstrated commitment to preparing young musicians for twenty-first century performing and teaching careers via high professional standards, superb pedagogical skills, advocacy and outreach, thoughtful selection of repertoire, and active mentoring. A record of excellence and potential for future achievement as a performer is required if tenure-track and preferred if non-tenure track. Evidence of dedication to successful teaching and mentoring is desired, especially demonstrated ability to adjust teaching methods to satisfy the needs of individual students from different backgrounds and with different goals. A candidate with significant experience with and an established record of successful teaching, student recruitment, and student retention at a university or conservatory is preferred.

Job ID: 72243691
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