Composition Department

Job Placement

Credential File Service. For students applying to graduate schools and especially for graduates and near-graduates seeking a teaching or professional position in higher education, we recommend using a credential file service.  One possibilty recommended by COAS and the JSoM Project Jumpstart is Interfolio.   [Note:  As of fall 2013, the COAS no longer provides this service. If you previously had a file with COAS, you can have this transferred to Interfolio.]

Project Jumpstart is a student-centered and student-driven career and entrepreneurial leadership program.  With a team of students, staff, and faculty, Project Jumpstart will provide 24 high impact career workshops this year, plus new online resources, and individual advising.  Each year, all IU composers and faculty are enrolled as members in the American Music Center and the American Composers Forum which send out monthly opportunity listings.  More information about IU's involvement with these organizations can be found here. is a university job site used for over 10+ years by departments at universities and colleges in the US, Canada, and around the globe to advertise their lecturer, professor, department head, dean, senior management, and professional staff jobs in all areas, including music and the visual and performing arts.