University Professorship for Harmony and Counterpoint

Job offer:

The University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Institute of Composition, Theory of Music, History of Music and Conducting, is offering a position tentatively beginning with the summer semester 2022 for a
University Professorship for Harmony and Counterpoint
based on § 98 of the Universities Act and § 25 of the collective agreement for university employees, in the form of a fulltime contractual position. It is possible to agree to an overpayment of the minimum monthly salary, which has been determined by the collective agreement and which at present is € 5,245.60 gross (14 payments annually).
Tasks areas

  • teaching particularly in the subject areas of Harmony and Counterpoint
  • responsible representation and promotion of the field in its entirety, in particular in the arts-based research
  • well-founded, analytical and practical conveying of the subject matter to composers, music theorists and conductors while using current didactic models and methods
  • active participation in the further development of the university’s teaching culture and artistic and scholarly life as well as active contribution to the university’s academic self-administration
  • participation in organisational, administrative and evaluation duties 

Basic Employment Requirements
  • a degree from an Austrian or comparable foreign educational institute that suits the position, or an equivalent artistic aptitude
  • substantiated skills and/or experience in dealing with gender and diversity 
Specific Employment Requirements
  • outstanding personality with the highest artistic qualification for the position to be filled
  • comprehensive and independent compositional profile
  • outstanding pedagogical and didactic competency as well as several years of teaching experience at the university level
  • extensive knowledge and mastery of both historical music writing and contemporary compositional techniques
  • proof of independent and reflective knowledge of perspectives about music of the past and present
  • evidence of comprehensive analytical expertise and reflective perspective in the subject area 
Interested candidates with the appropriate qualifications are invited to submit their written application with the usual documentation before the
22 January 2021
in a PDF-file by e-mail to: using the identification number 42/20. If necessary, sound recordings or DVDs can be sent by regular post.
The university is striving to increase the proportion of women in its artistic staff and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply. Women will be given preference in the case of equal qualification.
Applicants are not entitled to compensation for the travel and lodging expenses that arise during the application procedure.
Following the concept of social sustainability at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, which interprets all aspects of special requirements, persons with special needs will be given preference in the case of equal qualification.
On behalf of the rectorate
Georg Schulz

Job Description

  • Job type/category: Academic
  • Minimal education: Doctorate
  • Minimal experience: 5 Years+ Experience
  • Location(s): Austria
  • Other location: Graz
  • Language requirements: German
  • Working language(s): German

Deadline for application

  • 22-01-2021

Files to download

  • download University Professorship for Harmony and Counterpoint

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