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Volume 7, Number 5, October 2001
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Arizona State University

Position/Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor Music History.

Full-time, tenure-track, beginning August 16, 2002. Teach music history all levels, MA thesis advisement.

Required: PhD in Musicology, demonstrated teaching and scholarly excellence appropriate to rank.

Desired: Preference given to specialist in Baroque or Classical or 20th Century music.


to: Robert Oldani
Musicology Search
School of Music
PO Box 870405
Tempe, AZ 85287-0405


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Brooklyn College/CUNY

Assistant/Associate Professor in Composition

Title: Assistant/Associate Professor

Department: Conservatory of Music

Responsibilities: The Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College invites applications from composers specializing in computer music or electro-acoustic music. Principal responsibilities include:

Professional development and productivity as evidenced through creative work is expected in addition to teaching and service. Additional responsibilities may include:

Qualifications: significant record of achievement as a composer of computer and acoustic music as well as collaborative projects with artists in other fields such as video, film, theater, and dance. Doctorate and experience teaching college-level music theory preferred.

Please send curriculum vitae to:

Assistant Vice President for Human Resources Services
1219 Boylan Hall
Brooklyn College
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11210-2889

Brooklyn College is an AA/EO/IRCA/ADA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Do not send recordings or scores at this time.

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University of Connecticut


Responsibilities: Teach core courses in music theory (including aural skills) at the freshman and sophomore level; undergraduate and graduate courses in analysis; and specialized upper-division and graduate courses which may include counterpoint, composition class, Schenkerian theory, 20th-century theory, or history of theory, and special topics in the candidate's area of expertise. Direct research for masters, Ph.D. and D.M.A. students. Serve on department, school and university committees and perform other service as appropriate to the position.

Appointment: Assistant Professor in a position leading to tenure. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Effective date is August 23, 2002.


The Department of Music is fully accredited by NASM and has a current enrollment of approximately 180 undergraduate and 90 graduate majors, served by 22 full-time and 25 part-time faculty. Emphasis is placed on the areas of performance, music theory and history, and music education. Programs of study include the B.M., B.A., M.M., M.A., D.M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, and a Certificate in Performance. The Department is part of the School of Fine Arts, and is housed in renovated and newly constructed facilities completed in 1999.

General Information: Located in rural northeastern Connecticut, about halfway between New York and Boston, The University of Connecticut is the state's flagship university. With over 21,000 students, the University is consistently ranked among the top academic and research institutions in the United States.

Applications: Letter of application, resume, and other credentials (including at least three current letters of recommendation and list of references) should be sent to the address below. The position will remain open until filled, but preference will be given to applications received by December 1, 2001.

Robert Miller, Head
Department of Music, Box U-1012
1295 Storrs Road
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-1012

The University of Connecticut is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups, including minorities, women, and people with disabilities.

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Cornell University

Position/Rank: Assistant Professor, Music Theory

Job Description/Responsibilities: The Cornell University Department of Music seeks a music theorist. The position is at the rank of Assistant Professor, full-time, tenure-track. The appointment will be for a term of three years, with renewal dependent on satisfactory performance, and will commence July 1, 2002.

The successful candidate will have the doctorate (or equivalent professional accomplishment), outstanding scholarly potential with the promise of establishing an international reputation, and the ability to teach the theory and analysis of Western music at all undergraduate and graduate levels. We also welcome applications from theorists with demonstrated competence in digital/electronic music, music before 1600, vernacular music, or non-Western music.

The appointee will participate in a review of the Department's undergraduate theory program, planned for the academic year 2002-2003.

Contact: A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and at least three letters of recommendation should be sent to:

Professor James Webster
Chair, Theory Search Committee
Department of Music
Lincoln Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-4101

Deadline: Please do not send scholarly writings or other materials unless asked to do so. Deadline for receipt of applications: November 30, 2001.

Information about the Department may be found at:

Inquiries may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee at the address given above or by e-mail at:

Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Qualified female and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

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Ithaca College

POSITION/RANK: Assistant Professor, Music Theory

INSTITUTION: Ithaca College, School of Music

QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred qualifications: completed doctorate in music theory, full-time college teaching experience (at least one year beyond graduate assistant level), and evidence of potential for scholarship. Master's degree required.

JOB DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES: The Ithaca College School of Music announces a full-time tenure-eligible position in music theory at the rank of assistant professor, beginning in fall 2002. An additional multiple-year, full-time, non-tenure-eligible position in music theory may also be available. Applicants who wish to be considered for both positions should so indicate in their letter of application. Teaching duties will include undergraduate theory and analysis, twentieth-century analysis, sightsinging and ear training courses, and possibly upper-level or graduate courses in analysis and counterpoint.

Ithaca College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Members of underrepresented groups (including people of color, persons with disabilities, Vietnam veterans, and women) are encouraged to apply.

ITEMS TO SEND: Send a letter of application, resume, credentials, and other supporting materials to:

Music Theory Search Committee
School of Music
Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY 14850-7240

DEADLINE: Screening of applications will begin 1 December 2001 and will continue until the position is filled.

CONTACT: Chair, Music Theory Search Committee, School of Music, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY 14850-7240.

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Queen's University at Kingston

Faculty Appointments

The School of Music at Queen's University at Kingston invites applications from outstanding scholars for a faculty appointment under the Queen's National Scholars Program. These appointments are to enrich teaching and research in newly developing fields of knowledge as well as traditional disciplines. The main criterion of interest to the selection committee is academic excellence regardless of other considerations. Preference will be given to scholars in the early- or mid-career stages. Another objective is to provide an opportunity to improve the proportion of women and members of designated minorities on faculty. Queen's University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, gay men and lesbians. The School of Music is particularly interested in applicants having interest and expertise in the following areas: (i) musical theatre and conducting; (ii) music therapy and music education; or (iii) brass and music education.

Appointments under this special program will be either tenure-track or special shorter term appointments.

Prior to submission of a full application, contact should be made with the Director of the School of Music to discuss the position. Each full application should include a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of current and prospective research interests and a statement regarding teaching experience or potential. Applicants should also supply information concerning any interruptions in their academic careers and other factors which may have affected their capacity to complete scholarly work. It is the responsibility of the applicants to have letters from at least three referees sent directly to the address below. The deadline for receipt of completed applications, including letters of reference, is October 8, 2001 for decision in January 2002.

Applications and letters of reference should be sent to:
Dr. Ireneus Zuk
Director of the School of Music
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario
Canada, K7L 3N6

For more information contact the Director at 613-533-2066 or or visit the School of Music web page:

Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position; however, non-Canadians are also encouraged to apply.

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Mannes College of Music

Full-Time Position in Music Theory to begin Fall 2002

Mannes College of Music, a Division of New School University, seeks a musician of depth and accomplishment (a record of significant publications or comparable professional achievement) who is experienced in and dedicated to teaching music theory and related subjects primarily to intermediate and advanced undergraduates and master's students, and who wishes to participate in the long-range development of the Techniques of Music curriculum at Mannes. The successful candidate will be proficient in Schenkerian theory and experienced in teaching intensive courses to develop the abilities of students to do analyses on their own; will be willing to work within the established Mannes curriculum and participate in the evolution of that curriculum over time; and will have demonstrated leadership potential.

Additional areas of specialization and teaching ability (such as 20th-century music history and/or analysis, music history, composition, performance, or advanced aural skills and/or keyboard harmony and/or score reading) will enhance a candidate's application.

Qualifications: A doctoral degree in music theory, a record of teaching success, and a record of refereed publications or comparable achievement in composition or performance.

Salary and benefits: Salary competitive based on experience. Comprehensive benefits package.

Faculty status: Mannes College of Music does not have formal faculty ranks and does not have tenured faculty positions. This is a full-time, salaried position with the possibility of indefinitely renewable, multi-year contracts.

The College Division (the conservatory division) of Mannes College of Music, located in Manhattan, has about 300 degree students majoring in performance, conducting, composition, and theory. Mannes offers undergraduate degrees (Bachelor of Music, Undergraduate Diploma, and Bachelor of Science), the master's degree (Master of Music), and the Professional Studies Certificate (an artist's diploma). Mannes prides itself on an intimate, community spirit with personal attention for all students, on a particularly thorough curriculum.

Further information about Mannes and New School University may be found at and Mannes and New School University are equal opportunity employers.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of three references to:

Dean Joel Lester
Mannes College of Music
150 West 85th Street
New York, NY 10024

No faxed or e-mailed applications, please.

Please direct questions about this position to Dean Joel Lester, (212) 580-0210, ext. 221, or

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University of North Carolina-Greensboro

POSITION/RANK: Assistant Professor

INSTITUTION: University of North Carolina-Greensboro


JOB DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach courses in composition, theory, and electronic music. Supervise activities of electronic music laboratory

SALARY RANGE: competitive

ITEMS TO SEND: Send nomination or letter of application, professional vitae, placement file (if available), transcripts of academic records, and at least three letters of reference.


DEADLINE: November 12, 2001

Dr. J. Kent Williams, Chair of Composition/Theory Search Committee
c/o Dean John J. Deal, School of Music
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
PO Box 26167
Greensboro, NC 27402-6167
tel: 336/334-5789; fax: 336/334-5497

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Yale University

POSITION/RANK: Assistant Professor, Music Theory

INSTITUTION: Yale University

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have the Ph.D. degree and show promise in teaching and scholarship.

JOB DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in music theory.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience

ITEMS TO SEND: Letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation

DEADLINE: December 1, 2001

Professor Allen Forte, Chair
Theory Search Committee
Department of Music
Yale University
P.O. Box 208310
New Haven, CT 06520-8310

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