Volume 10, Number 1, February 2004
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Employment Listings


Butler University

Butler University Jordan College of Fine Arts

Department of Music

The Department of Music of Butler University, Jordan College of Fine Arts, is inviting applications and nominations for the following faculty position:

POSITION: Assistant Professor in Music Theory, Tenure-track

RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary responsibility includes teaching traditional undergraduate music theory and aural skills courses. Additional coursework will include jazz theory/history courses, and ethnomusicology courses. Tenure-track faculty are expected to advise and mentor students, serve on committees, perform departmental duties and perform university service. A completed doctorate, evidence of excellence in teaching, and continuing scholarly/creative activity are expected in order to qualify for tenure and promotion.

QUALIFICATIONS: A completed Doctorate in Music is preferred, however, ABD candidates will be considered. Additionally, a strong record of excellence in teaching undergraduate music theory courses and scholarly achievement must be evident.

RANK & SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications


APPLICATION: Send letter of application, vitae/resume, three current letters of recommendation (or placement file) to:
Dr. Frank Felice
Chair, Theory Search Committee
Music Department
Jordan College of Fine Arts
4600 Sunset Ave
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
Telephone: (317) 940-3236

DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2004 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Jordan College of Fine Arts is the school of performing and telecommunication arts of Butler University with undergraduate programs in music, dance, theater, arts administration and telecommunication arts. The Department of Music has a strong commitment to performance, academics, and music education, offering Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Master of Arts and Master of Music degrees, within a liberal arts education. The Department of Music is an accredited institutional member of NASM, the National Association of Schools of Music. Visit the home page of Butler University Department of Music at


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University of Cincinnati

Music theory position; full-time, tenure-track appointment.

Provide instruction to both graduate and undergraduate students; teach courses and seminars in theory and analysis; advise theses and dissertations; research specialty open.
Requirements include: PhD and documented evidence of excellence in scholarship and pedagogy. Rank: Assoc./Asst. Professor.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Start Date: September 1, 2004.
Application deadline: February 2, 2004.
Submit letter of application (noting control #23UC9167), curriculum vitae, and letters of recommendation to:

Robert Zierolf, Division Head, Composition, Musicology and Theory
College-Conservatory of Music
University of Cincinnati
PO Box 210003
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0003

The University of Cincinnati is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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University of Bristol

Two Permanent, Full-Time Lectureships in Music (vacancy ref. 9954)

You should be research-active and have an emerging profile of publications. The Department is particularly interested in receiving applications from scholars whose work has an interdisciplinary aspect. The Faculty of Arts has identified a number of key themes for interdisciplinary work in its future research planning, including Colonialism, Classicism, Reception, Conflict and Culture, Performativity and Place, and Science and the Mind. You will be required to contribute to teaching within the department's undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Grade: Lecturer Grade B
Salary: GBP 26,270 - 33,679

Contact: (Department of Music) Dr J Irving
Tel: +44-(0)117 954 5028
Alternative Contact: (Department of Music) Professor S Banfield
Tel: +44-(0)117 954 5045

Closing Date: 01 March 2004
Interview Date: 19 March 2004 (NB. presentations will be held on 18 March)
Starting Date: 1 September 2004
Contract: Permanent

Further details and an application form can be found at
Alternatively you can telephone +44-(0)117-954 6947, minicom +44-(0)117-928 8894 or E-Mail (stating postal address ONLY), quoting reference number 9954.

The closing date for applications is 9.00am, 01 March 2004 An Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Universite Laval

The Faculty of Music at Universite Laval, in historic Quebec City, is glad to announce a position opening in Aural Skills. The official posting may be found on the site of the Faculty at:
The language of instruction at Laval is French and a reasonable fluency in that language is a requirement of the position. Deadline for application is 15 February.

Paul Cadrin, Ph.D.
Faculté de musique
Université Laval
Cité universitaire
Québec Canada G1K 7P4
bureau (418) 656-2556
résidence (418) 658-3558
télécopie (418) 656-7365

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Eastman School of Music

The Theory Department of the Eastman School of Music seeks a full-time aural skills (musicianship) instructor. This three-year renewable (non-tenure track) faculty position at the rank of Instructor will begin fall, 2004. The successful candidate must have a graduate degree in music theory and considerable experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in solfege (both fixed and moveable do), dictation (melodic and harmonic), rhythmic reading and keyboard skills, in a curriculum embracing Renaissance through post-tonal repertoire. The ideal candidate will have both a strong background not only in practical musicianship and theory, but also in either composition or performance, or both. The Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and letters of support (no offprints, scores or tapes at this point ) to: Professor Steven Laitz, Chair, Department of Music Theory, Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St., Rochester, NY 14604. The Search Committee will begin its reading of applications on March 1.

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Indiana University

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Music Informatics Starting Fall 2004

The School of Informatics is one of the most important academic initiatives at Indiana University in the past 30 years. Informatics is the study of information and information technology in its applied and social contexts. The State of Indiana has committed new base funding that will allow the School to hire in excess of 30 new faculty at the Bloomington campus over the next few years.

Tenure-track positions at all ranks are available in Music Informatics (a part of the Human-Computer Interaction Design Program). Applications from candidates with expertise in areas such as representation, classification, search and retrieval, databases and data mining, formal models, music recognition, music digital libraries and indexing and metadata are welcome. Formal training in music is strongly desired. In addition to courses directly related to the candidate's research expertise, candidates who can teach core areas of the informatics curriculum are preferred. Senior candidates should have a strong record of funding.

The School has strong ties to domain areas including Music, Education, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, and the Physical and Natural Sciences; joint appointments are possible. We have excellent work conditions including low teaching loads, attractive salaries, and world-class computing and library facilities, including the Variations2 Digital Music Library. Located on the rolling wooded hills of southern Indiana, Bloomington is a culturally thriving college town with moderate cost of living.

We especially encourage applications from small research teams who wish to collaborate with one another at IU in the School of Informatics. Each candidate should apply separately, and include in their statement the rationale for hiring the entire group. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching emphasizing informatics, and the names of three references (six for associate and full professors) online at Review of applications will begin immediately; the search will remain open until the positions are filled.

Indiana University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. We are committed to employing quality faculty who will enhance the rich diversity of our academic community.

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North Carolina School of the Arts


The North Carolina School of the Arts (NCSA) is seeking candidates for the position of the School of Music Dean. This person will also serve as Executive Director of the Fletcher Opera Institute. The preferred starting date for the appointment is July 1, 2004.

NCSA is recognized throughout the world as an exceptional training school for young artists. Opened in 1965 as the first state-supported residential conservatory in the nation, it trains students from high school through graduate school for careers in the performing and visual arts in five professional schools: Dance, Design & Production (including a Visual Arts Program), Drama, Filmmaking and Music.

The School of Music has established itself as an outstanding educational institution, with 35 full-time and 12 adjunct faculty, and a staff of 13. A new $13 million complex, including faculty studios, rehearsal rooms and a 300-seat chamber music hall was completed in 2003. The School of Music enrolls approximately 260 music majors, comprised of roughly 15% graduate level, 50% undergraduate and 35% high school students. The School offers Bachelorís and Masterís Degrees, the College Arts Diploma, the Professional Artist Certificate and the High School Diploma. The A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute offers advanced training at the post graduate level for a small number of exceptional young singers.

The Dean of the School of Music must manage and oversee the personnel and budget of both the School of Music and the Fletcher Opera Institute; work closely with the Provost to maintain a diverse faculty and student body on the highest academic and artistic level; manage and oversee student recruitment and enrollment; oversee the management of the Community Music School and the Summer School programs of the School of Music; spearhead fundraising initiatives and pursue strong relationships with current and potential benefactors; and develop and manage the implementation of special performance projects.

Qualified applicants are expected to have:

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on January 1, 2004. Applications should include a letter summarizing relevant experience and philosophy of leadership especially as it pertains to the performing arts; a detailed curriculum vitae; and five references. Salary is commensurate with professional training, experience and credentials. NCSA offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

For more information:

Please send nominations, applications or inquiries in confidence to:
Search Committee for the Dean of the School of Music
Lucinda Lavelli, Provost
North Carolina School of the Arts
1533 S. Main Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27127-2188

The North Carolina School of the Arts is an accredited member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is part of the 16-campus University of North Carolina.

The North Carolina School of the Arts does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, sex, color, disability, national origin, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, or authorized alien or veteran status.

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Memorial University of Newfoundland

Memorial University of Newfoundland is home to Atlantic Canadaís largest and most comprehensive university school of music. Offering B. Mus. programs in performance, music education (conjoint B.Mus/B.Mus.Ed.), music history/literature and music theory/composition to over 150 undergraduate students, the School also has new and emerging graduate programs in performance and conducting (M.Mus) and ethnomusicology (M.A./Ph.D.). The Schoolís faculty of 19 performers and scholars can boast national reputations in their fields and are active partners in the communityís vibrant cultural life.

Memorialís School of Music will be undergoing a period of faculty renewal during the next decade. As the first phase of this renewal, the School announces two positions which it is seeking to fill for the 2004 - 2005 academic year. Applications will be welcomed highly qualified musicians with teaching / research / creative credentials in any of the following areas:

Theory or composition
Jazz theory and arranging
Upper brass (all genres)
Lower brass (all genres)
Saxophone and clarinet (all genres)
Instrumental conducting
Concert band
Jazz ensemble

Applicants qualified in two or more of these areas are particularly welcome. Minimum qualifications include a completed masterís degree in the appropriate area (doctorate preferred), evidence of successful teaching experience, and demonstrated excellence as a performer or scholar.

Appointments will be made at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor or Assistant Professor; salary is dependent on qualifications and experience in accordance with the terms of the Collective Agreement. At least one appointment will be of eight-months duration with responsibilities largely in teaching.

Candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a CD, audio- or video-cassette representative of recent performances (where appropriate), examples of scholarly work (where appropriate) and names/contact information from three referees. Recent graduates should include academic transcripts. All candidates should ensure that their application includes information about their teaching. Applications should be sent to:

Search Committee
c/o Dr Tom Gordon, Director
School of Music
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL A1C 5S7

CLOSING DATE: The committee will begin reviewing applications on 30 January 2004.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

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Texas Tech University

  1. POSITION: Music Theory/Composition. Tenure-track position. Rank of Assistant Professor. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Begins Fall Semester 2004.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Masters required, Doctorate strongly preferred. Demonstrated excellence in teaching graduate and undergraduate music theory, aural skills, and composition, including electronic and computer music. Record of publication or promise of future scholarly or creative achievement in music composition or music theory.

    DUTIES: Teach graduate and/or undergraduate music theory, aural skills, and/or composition courses; advise theses and dissertations; engage in scholarly or creative research and publication; participate in appropriate faculty service; assist in coordinating the music theory curriculum.
  2. POSITION: Music Theory. Tenure-track position. Rank of Assistant Professor. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Begins Fall Semester 2004.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of Doctorate by August 2004 required. Demonstrated excellence in teaching graduate and undergraduate music theory and aural skills. Record of publication or promise of future scholarly achievement in music theory.

    DUTIES: Teach graduate and/or undergraduate music theory, and aural skills courses; advise theses and dissertations; engage in scholarly or creative research and publication; participate in appropriate faculty service; assist in coordinating the music theory curriculum.

SCHOOL: The School of Music is one of three units comprising the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The School enrolls approximately 475 majors, about 20% of whom are graduate students. A faculty of 51 offers a full range of degree programs, including the Bachelor of Music (performance, music education, composition, theory), Bachelor of Arts, Master of Music (performance, conducting, theory, music history and literature), Master of Music Education, Doctor of Musical Arts (performance, composition, conducting, piano pedagogy), and Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Arts (performance, conducting, theory, composition, music education, music history and literature). The Ph.D. in Fine Arts program has merited national attention and commendation for its unique combination of artistic and intellectual breadth with depth of focus in the primary area of emphasis. The university's strategic plan has identified the fine arts as an area of excellence for purposes of enhanced funding. Former students have distinguished themselves in performance, teaching and administrative careers.

UNIVERSITY/COMMUNITY: Texas Tech University is a state-supported major research institution with a comprehensive mission and a full complement of on-campus professional schools. With an enrollment of more than 29,000 students, the university is located in Lubbock, Texas, a metropolitan area of over 200,000 people enjoying a favorable climate and low cost of living.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and at least three (3) current letters of recommendation (or placement file) to:

Wayne Hobbs, Interim Director
School of Music
P.O. Box 42033
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas 79409-2033

Other materials may be requested of finalists. Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Texas Tech University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer

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Tufts University

Tufts University
One-Year, Full-Time Position in African-American Music, 2004-2005

The Department of Music at Tufts University announces a one-year, full-time position in African-American Music, beginning September 2004.
We seek a creative scholar with broad interests and evidence of strong teaching abilities. Required: Ph.D. or near completion; specialty in ethnomusicology or musicology preferred. Two courses per semester, including a course for non-majors on African-American Music. Other courses might include a graduate seminar in Jazz Studies, History of Rock 'n' Roll, or Music in the U.S.A. since 1945.

Review of applications begins February 27 and continues until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, CV, and two letters of recommendation to Professor Janet Schmalfeldt, Chair, Department of Music, Tufts University, 48 Professors Row, Medford, MA 02155.

Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Updated 31 January 2004