Volume 8, Number 3, October 2002
Copyright 2002 Society for Music Theory

Employment Listings


University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

Assistant Professor, music theory; tenure-track position with an initial four-year appointment. All areas of specialization will be considered. Teaching responsibility includes both graduate and undergraduate courses. Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. by 7/1/03; position will begin academic year 2003-04. Applications should include a detailed CV and 3 letters of recommendation, and be sent to:

Chair, Search Committee
Department of Music
University of Pennsylvania
201 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6313
(fax: 215-573-2106)

Review of applications will begin on 10/15/02.

EOE/AA Applications from women and minority groups are particularly encouraged.

For information on the Department of Music at Penn, see our website:

Back to Employment Menu

University of New Mexico


College of Fine Arts
Department of Music
Assistant Professor of Horn and Music Theory

POSITION: Teacher/Performer of Horn; Teacher of Music Theory

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach applied horn (all levels), brass techniques, horn choir, brass pedagogy and literature, and undergraduate music theory. Rehearse and perform with the New Mexico Brass Quintet and New Mexico Winds. The opportunity exists to perform with other faculty chamber groups, and participation in departmental activities is expected. Teaching expectations may include late afternoon and evening classes. The successful candidate must recruit and maintain a studio that meets the needs of the department and take an active role in building and maintaining high level horn sections in the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, and Symphony Orchestra.

RANK & SALARY: Assistant Professor; Salary = $36,000. This is a full time - tenure track appointment.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in music(must be completed by the starting date of the appointment); and the candidate must be qualified to teach college-level horn (graduate and undergraduate), brass techniques, brass pedagogy and literature, horn choir and freshman level Music Theory.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Artist level performer; High level professional experience as a performer; and College/University-level experience teaching horn, possess the ability to teach theory at sophomore level or higher, and experience recruiting college-level horn students. Terminal degree in music.

AUDITION/INTERVIEW: Two or more finalists will be invited to the University of New Mexico to perform, teach private lessons and a master class, teach a theory class, perform in an open rehearsal with The New Brass Quintet and New Mexico Winds, and meet students and faculty. Faculty committees and the administration will interview the finalists.

APPLICATIONS: Letters of application must include:
(1) a detailed vita;
(2) a minimum of three letters of recommendation sent directly from their source or from an agency; (Include a phone number, mailing address, and email address where the person making the recommendation can be reached for additional information as needed);
(3) a list of courses or subject areas previously taught or within the candidate's ability to teach;
(4) programs of recitals and concerts presented within the past three years;
(5) an audio tape of live solo performances;
(6) official transcripts of graduate study;
(7) Submission of theory-related materials such as course syllabi, essays, or other classroom materials. Only completed applications will be considered. Semi-finalists will be asked to submit a videotape of their teaching of a private horn lesson.

Deadline: All materials must be postmarked by December 2, 2002

Completed applications must include all five (5) materials as described under applications. Please send a letter of application and all pertinent materials to:

Karl Hinterbichler, Chairman
Horn/Theory Search Committee
Department of Music
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
505-277-4331 Office
505-277-0708 Fax

The University of New Mexico is a tri-cultural institution with an enrollment of 25,000 students. The Department of Music, one of six units in the College of Fine Arts, has 250 music majors and is accredited by NASM. Bachelors and Masters degrees are offered in music education, performance, music history and literature, accompanying, instrumental and choral conducting, and composition/theory. The Department of Music also offers a Bachelor of Arts degree.

There are twenty-eight full-time and twenty-five part-time music faculty.


Back to Employment Menu

University of British Columbia

POSITION/RANK: Assistant Professor, Music Theory

INSTITUTION: University of British Columbia

A Ph.D. or its equivalent must be completed by the starting date of the position. A doctoral degree in music theory is preferred, but scholars of musical cognition from other disciplines will be considered, provided they have a very strong background in music theory, enabling them to teach it in the core curriculum, and to supervise graduate students.   

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

The School of Music at the University of British Columbia seeks to appoint a music theorist of outstanding potential for teaching and research to a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The position starts July 1, 2003 and is subject to final budgetary approval.  Preference will be given to candidates who have expertise in musical repertoire complementary to that of current faculty and whose research interests include some aspect(s) of musical cognition. UBC's new multidisciplinary program in Cognitive Systems (involving the departments of Psychology, Linguistics, Philosophy and Computer Science) may offer research and teaching opportunities, supplementary to those in the School of Music, for the right candidate.  In addition to offering graduate and undergraduate courses in their research area, candidates will contribute to the six-semester undergraduate music theory core curriculum in the School of Music.

Please send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation.

DEADLINE: December 15, 2002

Chair, Music Theory Search Committee, University of British Columbia School of Music, 6361 Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z2, Canada.

Back to Employment Menu

University of Chicago

Music Theory Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Chicago

The Department of Music of the University of Chicago invites applications for a post-Doctoral fellowship in music theory from outstanding candidates with Ph.D. completed between 1999 and 2003. In exceptional cases, the successful candidate will be in the final year of finishing the dissertation. The fellow will teach three music courses (one per 10-week quarter), distributed among undergraduate and graduate offerings as appropriate, and will otherwise be free to pursue research and writing. The tenure of the fellowship is for one academic year, beginning in September 2003, although a second year is possible by mutual agreement. The salary is $35,000, plus medical benefits. Applicants should send a CV, two letters of recommendation, a research prospectus for the year of the fellowship, and a statement of teaching interests. Applicants currently holding a continuing faculty appointment should arrange for a letter from their department chair or dean stating that the applicant's institution will grant the appropriate leave time. Applications should be sent to:

Richard L. Cohn
Acting Chair, Department of Music
University of Chicago
1010 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Applications must be received by December 1, 2002

In keeping with its long-standing traditions and policies, the University of Chicago considers applications on the basis of individual merit and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, or other factors irrelevant to study or work at the University.

Back to Employment Menu

University of Rochester

The UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER is conducting a search for one or more full-time faculty members in the Music Department of the College.

RANK: Open; commensurate with experience and scholarly profile. Tenure-track or tenured appointment in the College with secondary appointment at the Eastman School of Music.



SALARY: Negotiable, depending upon rank, qualifications, and experience.


Please send nominations and letters of application to:

Prof. Kim H. Kowalke, Chair
College Music Department
University of Rochester
207 Todd
Rochester, New York 14627-0052

A curriculum vitae should accompany a letter of application. Candidates should arrange for dossiers or placement files to be sent directly to the College Music Department. All applicants' files must include at least three confidential letters of reference. Review of applications begins on 15 November 2002 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Rochester, founded in 1850, is a leading independent, non-sectarian coeducational institution of higher learning and research. Teaching and research programs are conducted by six schools and colleges situated primarily on three campuses. The College Music Department, which cooperates with the Eastman School, is located on the University's River Campus.

The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women and minorities are particularly welcomed.

Back to Employment Menu

Indiana University

Notice of Tenure-Track Position
Faculty Vacancy in Music Theory
School of Music
Indiana University Bloomington
Appointment Effective Beginning August 2003

The Indiana University School of Music seeks candidates to fill an anticipated tenure-track vacancy in music theory. Appointment may be made at the assistant or associate professor level, with part of the teaching assignment to include responsibility for large lectures of an undergraduate music theory course, including the supervision of several graduate assistants. Other courses may include such areas as history of music theory, late 19th- or 20th-century analysis, music perception and cognition, and music outside the canon. Candidates with active research involvement in any field of music theory are invited to apply.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in music theory, supervising graduate assistants, and supervising research in area(s) of expertise; maintaining an active program of research and scholarly publication; and participating on departmental committees, doctoral advisory committees, and in other departmental activities, as well as service on School of Music committees.

Qualifications: A completed Ph.D. degree in music theory or its equivalent is required. Other qualifications include a record of scholarly accomplishments as represented by publications and an active program of research, demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in music theory, and the ability to teach large lecture courses.

Salary and Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor; salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank.

Application: Send letter of application, three letters of recommendation, and curriculum vitae (including list of publications) to:

Music Theory Search Committee
c/o Eugene O'Brien, Executive Associate Dean
School of Music
1201 E. Third Street
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405

The search will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified; review of applications will begin on November 15, 2002.

Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Back to Employment Menu


[1] Music Theory Online (MTO) as a whole is Copyright 2002, all rights reserved, by the Society for Music Theory, which is the owner of the journal. Copyrights for individual items published in MTO are held by their authors. Items appearing in MTO may be saved and stored in electronic or paper form, and may be shared among individuals for purposes of scholarly research or discussion, but may not be republished in any form, electronic or print, without prior, written permission from the author(s), and advance notification of the editors of MTO.

[2] Any redistributed form of items published in MTO must include the following information in a form appropriate to the medium in which the items are to appear:

This item appeared in Music Theory Online in [VOLUME #, ISSUE #] on [DAY/MONTH/YEAR]. It was authored by [FULL NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS], with whose written permission it is reprinted here.

[3] Libraries may archive issues of MTO in electronic or paper form for public access so long as each issue is stored in its entirety, and no access fee is charged. Exceptions to these requirements must be approved in writing by the editors of MTO, who will act in accordance with the decisions of the Society for Music Theory.

Back to Employment Menu
prepared by
Stanley V. Kleppinger, editorial assistant
Updated 18 November 2002