Assistant or Associate Professor of Music Composition

Competitive Salary
Nov 04, 2020
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Bilkent University Music Department in the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts invites applications for a full time faculty position in the field of composition with additional expertise in electronic/electroacoustic music. The position will be filled, depending upon qualifications, at a rank commensurate with experience.

Bilkent University, ranked 551 in the QS world rankings, located in suburban Ankara, is a non-profit foundation university supported by its own endowment. It is home to a vibrant international community. Its faculty members come from 40 different countries, and the language of instruction across the university is English. The university offers a generous benefits package including on-campus housing, health insurance, and subsidized private school for faculty members’ dependents in the K-12 levels leading to an IB degree.


  • Teach courses in the graduate and undergraduate composition curriculum, including composition, orchestration, music theory, music history, electroacoustic composition and ear training.
  • Service on jury exam committees as assigned.
  • Administrative duties and service on committees as assigned.
  • An active artistic agenda is expected. 


  • D. or D.M.A. (or an equivalent doctorate degree) in Music.
  • Degree requirements expected to be completed by June 30, 2021.


Applicants should upload the following materials no later than December 31, 2020 11:59 pm (GMT+3) at the following link:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Links to three recent representative works
  • Teaching philosophy and statement
  • Contact details for at least three referees (candidates may also arrange for their reference letters to be sent directly to

Informal inquiries can be forwarded to Chair Dr. Tolga Yayalar ( or Dr. Onur Türkmen ( Application deadline is 31 December, 2020 23:59 UTC+3.