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Director of Mariachi Ensembles and Asst. Prof. of Practice in Ethnomusicology and or Music and

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 14, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Director of Mariachi Ensembles and Asst. Prof. of Practice in Ethnomusicology and or Music and Human Learning

College/School/Unit: College of Fine Arts
Department: Butler School of Music
Posted: Dec 5, 2023
Apply By: Open until filled


The Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin seeks to hire an Assistant Professor of Practice to direct the Mariachi Americo Paredes de Tejastitlan, the Butler School's premiere mariachi ensemble. Responsibilities of this position include directing and administering the Mariachi Paredes, including leading students in outreach activities and competitions. Additionally, the new director will direct our second training ensemble and develop and offer courses and/or masterclasses in mariachi pedagogy or other related topics according to individual strengths. The hire may direct and administer a Longhorn Mariachi Camp each summer. The University has been awarded the Seal of Excelencia for its Commitment to Latino Students, as a Hispanic Serving Institution. This is a fulltime, non-tenure track faculty position, and it requires relocation to Austin, TX.


Candidates should submit a portfolio demonstrating a record of excellence as a performer in and teacher/director of mariachi ensembles. Advanced degrees and background in ethnomusicology or music education preferred, but the search committee will consider equivalent professional experience. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to develop and teach mariachi pedagogy courses and/or workshops to students in our Music and Human Learning division as well as teach mariachi techniques and practice to students across different levels of expertise.

Application Instructions

Review of applications begins January 16, 2024. Applications will continue to be accepted after this date and the position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit the following materials:

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • complete contact information for three references
  • a separate document with live links to video files of at least three representative performances. The links should connect to a cloud-based folder (e.g. Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, Vimeo, or YouTube).

    Letters of recommendation will be requested for selected applicants at a later date. 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:

    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.

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