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Volume 6, Number 3, August, 2000
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Royal Holloway University of London

Lectureship in Music (Ref: MHA/1787) 

Applications are invited for a full-time fixed-term Lectureship in Music, tenable for 15 months from 1 October 2000 to 31 December 2001. The Lectureship may be held in any field of musical study (including, but not restricted to, music history, analysis, ethnomusicology, and composition). Candidates should have a strong track record in research, substantiated by publications and appropriate plans for future work. Salary will be on the scale GBP20,865-GBP25,390 (inclusive of London Allowance), according to age and experience.

Informal enquiries may be made of 
Professor Andrew Wathey: 
tel. +44(0)1784-443532; fax +44-(0)1784-439441; 
email: <>.

Further particulars and an application form are available 
from the Personnel Office
Royal Holloway University of London
Egham, TW20 0EX;
tel: +44-(0)1784-414058; fax: +44-(0)1784-473527; 
email: <>. 
Please quote the reference: MHA/1787.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 3 August 2000. 
Interviews will be held on 16 August 2000.

We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community [This announcement is also on the Web at]

Sent by: Geoffrey Chew

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Virginia Tech

Music Technology Instructor

Starting August 10, 2000
The Position Music Technology Instructor

Responsibilities: Drawn from

� Teaching undergraduate music technology in the areas of MIDI, sound reinforcement, and audio recording;
� Audio support for performance ensembles;
� Music technology curriculum development;
� Teaching applied music in area of expertise.

Rank and Salary
Rank: Instructor, currently a one year appointment

Salary: $30,000 to $40,000

Qualifications: Masters required, PhD. preferred; Demonstrated excellence in teaching and knowledge/application of contemporary music technologies

Search Timetable: Review of applications will begin immediately

Application Procedure: Electronic submittal of letter of application, curriculum vita, letters of reference to:

John Husser, Head
Virginia Tech Department of Music 
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0240

The University:

Virginia Tech is a comprehensive land-grant university, the largest university in Virginia, enrolling 25,000 students in eight colleges and professional schools. Blacksburg is located 35 miles west of Roanoke in the Appalachian mountains.

The Department of Music:

The Department of Music has grown to a full-time faculty of twenty-five. The department offers undergraduate programs in performance, composition, music education, music technology, and jazz studies. The department supports 14 major student ensembles involving over 1000 student musicians as well as an active performing and research faculty. The Department is housed in a modern facility which includes comprehensive rehearsal facilities, fully-equipped classrooms, studios, practice rooms, digital music center, computer assisted learning laboratory, recording studio, and a 240-seat recital salon.

Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. 

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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Occidental College

Associate or Full Professor of Music, Twentieth Century Music

POSITION/RANK: Associate or Full Professor of Music, Twentieth Century Music

INSTITUTION: Occidental College

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. required, as is a substantial record of professional achievement and teaching on the undergraduate level.

POSITION: The Occidental College Department of Music announces a senior-level position in Twentieth Century Music. The position will also include responsibilities as Chair of the Music Department.

The desired individual's primary field can be as a composer, historian, or theorist, and should include a strong secondary field in any of the above areas or in Jazz, World Music, Electronic Music, or Popular Music. A strong background in analysis is essential. Interest in the musical styles of the late twentieth century is particularly desirable. Teaching responsibilities will include a course in Twentieth Century Music which combines a historical and analytical approach, as well as courses suitable to the candidate's strengths. Administrative experience and leadership qualities are required. A strong interest in teaching in a liberal arts college environment is essential.


THE COLLEGE: Occidental College is a national, independent college of the liberal arts and sciences. The Music Department includes full-time faculty and more than twenty adjunct faculty, and offers a Music Major with a choice of emphasis in Performance or in Music History, Theory, and Composition. As an equal opportunity and affirmation action employer, Occidental College especially welcomes applications from women and minority candidates.

SALARY RANGE: SALARY: Commensurate with rank and experience.

APPLICATIONS: Please submit a letter of application, resume, three letters of recommendation, and additional supporting materials by October 1, 2000.

Review of applications will begin immediately, but the position will be open until filled. 

DEADLINE: October 1, 2000

Applications should be addressed to:
Professor Allen Gross, Chair
Music Department
Occidental College
1600 Campus Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90041

E-mail inquiries may be addressed to:
Please do not fax resumes.

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Istanbul Technical University

Faculty vacancy in Music Theory

Faculty vacancy in Music Theory. Continuing position beginning September 2000 � tenure-track equivalent with one-year renewable contracts. Classes begin in October, 2000. An unexpected departure has opened the position of Music Theory Coordinator of the Dr. Erol Ucer Advanced Studies in Music program of the ITU Center for Advanced Musical Research, the first American-style graduate music program in Turkey. Teaching duties will generally involve teaching two graduate seminars and one review harmony class (undergrad. equivalent) each semester, though the specific teaching load will be determined in consultation with the Director, Kamran Ince. All classes are taught in English. Exact choice of graduate seminars is flexible but will generally include Schenkerian analysis, as well as methodologically broader analysis classes. Other areas such as set theory, narratology, the history of theory, and theory pedagogy are possible depending on the particular strengths of the candidate.

Qualifications: Doctorate at or near completion. Previous teaching experience highly desirable. Background in composition is also an advantage.

Salary: Compensation package is competitive with U.S. salaries, and includes a fully furnished apartment and transportation to and from the downtown Istanbul campus where classes are taught. 10-month salary will be paid in U.S. dollars, with housing provided for 12 months. One round-trip air ticket home will be provided each year.

Istanbul Technical University was founded in the 18th-Century and is widely considered to be one of the best universities in Turkey, if not the entire region. Its curriculum goes far beyond what is implied by the "Technical" moniker, and it is the most prominent and respected university in Istanbul.

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately (6/17/00) and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should email an application letter to the search committee as soon as possible and arrange to have 2-3 letters of recommendation sent electronically as well. Please do not send supporting materials at this time.

Send to: Pieter Snapper, Chair of the Search Committee
Telephone: +90 (535) 760-2507

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Updated 14 November, 2002