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Volume 7, Number 1, January 2001
Copyright � 2001 Society for Music Theory

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University of Ottawa, in Ottawa, Canada, Assistant Professor, Music Theory

Applications are invited for a full-time tenure-track position in music theory, which will be available July 1, 2001, at the assistant professor level.

Candidates must have a doctorate in music theory, be fluently bilingual, able to give instruction in both French and English, and have an established research profile. Candidates with a strong secondary research profile in areas such as education, cognition, ethnomusicology, or criticism are particularly encouraged to apply. The Department offers undergraduate
degrees (B.Mus.; B.A.Concentration; B.A. Honours) and Master's degrees (M.Mus.& M.A.) in musicology, theory, or performance (chamber music). Responsibilities will involve teaching music theory and analysis at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and supervision of master's documents and theses. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and consistent with the Collective Agreement.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Employment equity is University policy. The university strongly encourages applications from women.

Candidates should submit a letter of application and a curriculum vitae, and should arrange for three letters of recommendation from qualified referees to be sent directly by February 15, 2001, to:

Dr. Lori Burns, Chair
Department of Music
University of Ottawa
50 University
Ottawa ON K1N 6N5

Le D�partement de musique sollicite des candidatures pour un poste de professeur(e) adjoint(e) � temps complet menant � la permanence pour l'enseignement de la th�orie. Date d'entr�e en fonction: le 1er juillet 2001.

La personne choisie aura un doctorat en th�orie. Elle sera bilingue (anglais et fran�ais) et capable d'enseigner dans les deux langues officielles, et avoir un dossier de recherche d�j� �tablie. Nous encourageons fortement les demandes des candidat(e)s ayant un dossier de recherche secondaire, dans un domaine tel que l'�ducation, la cognition, l'ethnomusicologie ou la critique musicale. Le D�partement offre diff�rents programmes au premier cycle (B.A. concentration ; B.A. sp�cialisation; B.Mus.) et la ma�trise ( M.A.) en musicologie, th�orie, ou en interpr�tation (musique de chambre). La charge professorale comprendra des cours de th�orie et d'analyse musicale au niveau du premier et du deuxi�me
cycles ainsi que la supervision de m�moires et de th�ses au niveau du deuxi�me cycle. Le salaire sera d�termin� en conformit� avec la convention collective.

Conform�ment aux exigences relatives � l'immigration du Canada, cette annonce s'adresse aux citoyens canadiens et aux r�sidents permanents. L'Universit� a une politique d'�galit� en mati�re d'emploi et encourage fortement les femmes � pr�senter leur candidature.

Pri�re de faire parvenir la lettre de candidature et un curriculum vitae, et de vous assurer que les lettres de trois r�pondantes ou r�pondants parviennent avant le 15 f�vrier 2001, � :

Dr. Lori Burns, Directrice
D�partement de musique
Universit� d'Ottawa
50 Universit�
Ottawa ON K1N 6N5

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South Suburban College, Music Theory

South Suburban College is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track Music Theory position. Starting salary commensurate with experience and education and in accordance with the current faculty contract. Starting date: August 13, 2001. Record of successful college level teaching and Master of Music required. Responsibilities: teaching undergraduate music theory and aural skills, instructional technology and integration of technology-assisted instruction into traditional music theory courses. Additional courses may be assigned based on expertise of applicant. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, three letters of recommendation (send under separate cover) to:

Carolyn Croswell
Human Resources
South Suburban College
15800 South State Street
South Holland, IL 60473

Application deadline is February 21, 2001.

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Spelman College, Assistant Professor, Music Theory

The music department at Spelman College, GA seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Music Theory at the rank of Assistant Professor. Doctorate in theory preferred. College level experience in teaching undergraduate music theory (fundamentals, traditional harmony, counterpoint, analysis) aural skills and composition. Experience in using music technology (CAI and MIDI). Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, official transcripts, and three letters of reference to:

Dr. Joyce F. Johnson
Chair, Department of Music
Spelman College
Box 246
Atlanta, GA 30314

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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Michigan State University, Assistant Professor, Music Theory


POSITION: Assistant Professor of Music Theory (Tenure-Track)

QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate in music theory required. Strong commitment to teaching with proven skills at the college/university level. Record of scholarly achievement and promise of continuing research activities in music theory. Familiarity with technology and computer-assisted instruction. Classroom keyboard skills. Ability to work effectively with students and colleagues.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Undergraduate and/or graduate instruction (annual teaching assignments normally will include first-
or second-year theory courses as well as upper-division and graduate courses, such as history of music theory, tonal forms, analytical studies, etc.). Continuing significant research activity in music theory. Active participation in all phases of the music theory program, including: thesis and dissertation advising, orientation, placement, and doctoral comprehensive testing. Contributions to the College general education program

APPOINTMENT: Tenure-stream position at the Assistant Professor level. Effective August 16, 2001.

APPLICATION: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, credentials, transcript of highest degree, and at least three current letters of recommendation to:

Chair, Music Theory Search Committee
School of Music
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1043

Applications must be received by January 31, 2001

Late submissions will be considered if a suitable candidate pool is not identified by deadline.

Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodations.

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University of Southern Mississippi, Assistant Professor, Music Theory

Music Theory: Full-time, tenure-track position in music theory (pending funding). Coordinate undergraduate theory program, teach undergraduate and graduate music theory, and serve on graduate committees. Requirements include: Ph.D. in music theory, demonstrated success in teaching written and aural theory; and potential for continued scholarly contributions. Assistant Professor, tenure-track, salary negotiable. Begin Fall 2001. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2001
and continue until the position is filled. To apply or request a complete job description, reply to:

Dr. Charles Elliott
Music Theory Search Committee
School of Music
The University of Southern Mississippi
Box 5081
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5081.


Applications should include: letter of application, vita, a minimum of 3 references, and evidence of scholarly activity. AA/EOE/ADAI.

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Middle Tennessee State University, Music Composition and Theory

Middle Tennessee State University School of Music, Music Composition and Theory, Position #131020

Start Date: August 2001. Consideration of applications will begin February 1, 2001 until position is filled.

MTSU seeks to fill a nine-month, tenure-track position in music composition and theory. The successful candidate must demonstrate outstanding potential as a composer and theorist and have a strong commitment to teaching composition and theory at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Doctorate or professional equivalent preferred, ABD will be considered; university teaching experience highly desirable. Salary and rank commensurate with professional qualifications and experience.

The School of Music at MTSU is a comprehensive, rapidly growing program with over 300 majors, 29 full-time and 18 adjunct faculty, in a University with over 19,000 students. MTSU is located in a small city of approximately 60,000 just 30 miles south of Nashville. All music degree programs at MTSU are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to:

Mr. George Pimentel
Assistant to the Dean
Box 97
College of Liberal Arts
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Supporting materials should not be sent with the initial application.

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The University of Texas at Austin, Assistant Professor, Music Theory

The University of Texas at Austin School of Music, Assistant Professor, Music Theory

NOTICE OF FACULTY VACANCY in Music Theory Beginning September 1, 2001

POSITION: Music Theorist

RANK & SALARY: Assistant Professor, tenure-track; salary commensurate with qualifications.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent completed by August 2001. Evidence of scholarship in music theory or strong potential in this area. Record of effective teaching.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach theory courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels, serve on graduate committeess, and direct theses and dissertations.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin 1 February 2001.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and four letters of recommendation. Applications should be directed to:

Michael Tusa, Acting Director
(Music Theory Position)
School of Music
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712-1208

Supplemental materials may be requested after the initial review. Material sent by applicants requiring its return must be accompanied by prepaid postage/packaging.

The University of Texas and the College of Fine Arts are committed to affirmative action. We are especially interested in the application of underrepresented minorities and women.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Updated 14 November, 2002