Volume 10, Number 3, September 2004
Copyright � 2004 Society for Music Theory

Employment Listings


Baylor University

Baylor University announces the position of Assistant Professor of Music Theory, a tenure-track position that begins in August of 2005. This person will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in music theory, maintaining an active program of research in music theory, and participating in the musical and academic life of the School of Music and the University. Other duties may be assigned, according to departmental needs.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent at the time of appointment, college teaching experience, and a record of scholarly research. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Screening of applications will begin on October 15, 2004, and will continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, list of references, transcripts of academic work, and three current letters of recommendation to:

Jean Boyd, Chair
Music Theory Search Committee
Baylor University School of Music
One Bear Place #97408
Waco, TX 76798-7408.

Baylor is a Baptist university, affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, Baylor University encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply.

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Dalhousie University

The Department of Music at Dalhousie University invites applications for a probationary tenure-track position in Piano. Effective July 1st, 2005, the position is at the rank of Assistant Professor and subject to budgetary approval. Candidates should possess a doctoral degree or equivalent professional experience.

The successful candidate will have an active, nationally-recognized performance career, and a strong interest in, and commitment to, teaching. Duties will include the teaching of solo and collaborative piano at the undergraduate level and courses such as Piano Pedagogy and/or Piano Literature, and the development of new areas within the department such as Collaborative Voice/Piano, historical performance practices or the piano in an interdisciplinary context. Please send a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation and a recent CD recording representing a broad range of musical styles, by the postmark date of October 15th, 2004 to:

Prof. Marcia Swanston,
Chair, Piano Search Committee,
Department of Music,
Dalhousie Arts Centre, Dalhousie University,
6101 University Avenue, Halifax, NS B3H 3J5.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons and women.

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Mannes College of Music

Mannes College of Music
New School University

Two Full-Time Positions in Music Theory to begin Fall, 2005

Mannes College of Music, a division of New School University, seeks to create up to two full-time faculty positions in music theory and related skills, pending budgetary approval. The successful candidates will be musicians of depth and accomplishment (a record of significant publications or comparable professional achievement) who are experienced in and dedicated to teaching music theory and related subjects primarily to intermediate and advanced undergraduates and master�s performance students, and who wish to participate in the long-range development of the Techniques of Music curriculum at Mannes. They will be proficient in Schenkerian theory and experienced in teaching intensive courses to develop the abilities of students to do analyses on their own. They 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. Candidates should also be willing and able to teach special topics courses in the Arts in Context curriculum at the Eugene Lang College, or elsewhere within New School University.

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 candidates� applications.

Qualifications: An earned doctoral degree in music theory, completed by the time of application, at least five years teaching music theory and related topics at the college level, and an appropriate record of professional accomplishment (refereed publications or comparable achievement in composition or performance). Candidates who are ABD at the time they apply will not be considered.

Salary, rank, and benefits: Salary competitive based on experience. Rank open. Extended employment an option. Comprehensive benefits package.

The College 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 to all students, and on a particularly thorough curriculum. Eugene Lang College is the liberal arts college within New School University.

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 Techniques of Music Search, Mannes College of Music, 150 West 85th Street, New York, NY 10024. No faxed or e-mailed applications, please.

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15.

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

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University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia
School of Music
Assistant Professor in Music Theory

The School of Music at the University of British Columbia seeks to appoint a music theorist to a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position starts July 1, 2005. The person selected will demonstrate a high level of skill at teaching and potential to conduct important research. Preference will be given to candidates who provide convincing evidence of expertise complementary to that of current faculty, such as in music cognition, the history of music theory, or musical repertoires of emerging scholarly interest, including popular music, jazz, world music, or early music. In addition to offering graduate and undergraduate courses in areas of specialization, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the six-semester undergraduate music theory core curriculum in the School of Music, and to supervise graduate students. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. The person filling it will be the fourth member of a faculty group with a commitment to excellence in teaching and doing music theory that extends back over three decades.

A doctoral degree, preferably in music theory, must be completed by the starting date of the position. Please send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation by October 15, 2004 to:

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

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

Enquiries about this position may be addressed to Richard Kurth, at
(604) 822-3588, or <>

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University of Oklahoma

School of Music
Vacancy Announcement
Music Theory

Position: Nine-month, tenure-track faculty position in Music Theory

Rank: Assistant Professor

Starting Date: August 16, 2005


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Record of successful teaching in music theory to undergraduates and graduates. Record of scholarly achievement in music theory. Record of scholarship in music of the Common Practice.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach undergraduate and graduate classes for music majors in the area of music theory; advise masters� theses in music theory; engage in scholarly research and publication; help recruit masters� students in music theory; serve on doctoral committees in composition, music education, and performance; and participate in the governance of the School of Music.

GENERAL INFORMATION: This search is a follow-up to last year�s successful search in a growing department. The University of Oklahoma School of Music is a fully accredited institutional member of NASM with 47 full-time faculty members, 13 part-time faculty members, 250 undergraduate students, and 150 graduate students. The School of Music provides a wide range of opportunities for music and intellectual growth with degrees offered at the Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral levels. The School of Music is a part of the College of Fine Arts, one of 19 colleges within the University. The University of Oklahoma is a major national research university with a commitment to high-quality undergraduate and graduate education. The Norman campus has 22,000 students and 900 faculty members. Norman, a community of 93,000, is located twenty minutes south of Oklahoma City, a metropolitan area with a population exceeding 1,000,000.

APPLICATION: Please submit letter of application, complete curriculum vitae, and two recent reference letters to:

Dr. Ken Stephenson, Chair
Music Theory Search Committee
University of Oklahoma School of Music
500 West Boyd, Room 138
Norman, OK 73019

For full consideration, applications should be received by October 20, 2004.
For additional information, please call (405) 325-2081; FAX (405) 325-7574; Home Page:

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St. Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary's College of Maryland The Department of Music invites applications for a tenure-track position in musicology at the rank of Assistant Professor for Fall 2005. Ph.D. in musicology at time of appointment, with strong record of teaching and research activity. Responsibilities include teaching the major's music history sequence.

The music department comprises 4 full-time and 20 part-time faculty who provide academic and performance opportunities, in any given semester, to approximately 50 major and 150 non-major students (from a total student population of about 1850). Full-time faculty are expected to offer courses beyond a single area of expertise.

St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate Liberal Arts institution, located 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. in St. Mary's City, is Maryland's designated honors college. With highly selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we have been labeled a 'public ivy.' St. Mary's faculty benefit from a comprehensive program of support for scholarship, research, travel, curriculum development, and sabbaticals for pre-tenure and tenured faculty. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. For information about the college and music department, see

To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, and at least three letters of recommendation (with referees' contact information) to

Prof. David Froom, Music Search Committee,
St. Mary's College of Maryland,
18952 E. Fisher Road, St. Mary's City, MD, 20686.

Deadline: December 15, 2004. SMCM is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Tufts University

Tufts University
Tenure-track Position in Musicology

The Department of Music at Tufts University announces a tenure- track position in musicology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, beginning in September 2005. We seek a creative scholar with broad interests, exceptional promise, and a strong commitment to teaching historical and cultural studies in an imaginative and intellectually stimulating manner. Ph.D. and teaching experience required; expertise in twentieth-century music desirable. Applicants at the rank of Associate Professor should have an established record of innovative scholarship and proven academic leadership. Teaching responsibilities include courses for majors and non-majors, as well as seminars on the graduate level.

Review of applications begins 25 October 2004 and continues until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation to Musicology Search, 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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Louisiana State University

Music Theory Faculty Vacancy

DESCRIPTION: Assistant Professor, full-time, tenure track. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

DUTIES: Teach undergraduate and graduate music theory courses, including aural skills and basic keyboard harmony; advise master�s theses and doctoral monographs and dissertations. Maintain research and publication profile commensurate with expectations of a research extensive university. Serve on college/university committees as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate in music, documented success in the classroom, and a demonstrated record of publication success required for appointment at the assistant professor level.


GENERAL INFORMATION: The LSU School of Music offers a comprehensive music program with nearly 500 majors. It has approximately 50 faculty, 10 professional staff, and 75 graduate assistants. It sponsors nearly 300 recitals, concerts, operas, and lectures each academic year. Degrees offered include the PhD (with concentrations in composition, music education, musicology, and music theory), DMA (concentrations in choral conducting, performance, wind conducting), MM, BM, BME, and BA (Liberal Arts).

LSU has an enrollment of over 31,000 students and is located in Baton Rouge, the state capital of Louisiana and a city with a metropolitan area population of approximately 500,000. The city supports a symphony orchestra, a ballet company, and a professional theatre.

DEADLINE: Screening will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. For full consideration, submit materials by November 15, 2004.

APPLICATION: Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Sara Lynn Baird, Associate Dean
College of Music & Dramatic Arts
Attn.: Music Theory Search, Ref. #000577
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-2504
Phone: 225/578-3261; Fax: 225/578-2562

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Texas Tech University

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY - Two Tenure-track positions in Music Theory.

Qualifications: Completion of Doctorate by August 2005 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.

Responsibilities: Teach graduate and/or undergraduate music theory and aural skills courses; advise thesis and dissertation students; engage in scholarly or creative research and publication; participate in appropriate faculty service; assist in coordinating the music theory curriculum.

Rank for both positions: Assistant Professor.

Start Date: August 2005.

Application Procedure: Send letter of application, curriculum vita, three current letters of recommendation (or placement file), and three additional reference names with phone and e-mail contact information. Additional materials may be requested at a future date. Please limit materials to those specifically requested above. Send materials to:

Professor William Ballenger,
Director, Texas Tech University School of Music,
P.O. Box 42033, Lubbock, TX 79409-2033.

Completed file should be received by December 1, 2004, but applications will continue to be reviewed until position is filled. Other materials may be requested of finalists. (806) 742-2295

Texas Tech University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer.

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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 who have completed their Ph.D. in 2001 or later. In exceptional cases, the successful candidate will be in the final year of finishing the dissertation. The fellow will teach three music courses (normally one per quarter), distributed among undergraduate and graduate courses as appropriate, and will otherwise be free to pursue research and writing. The tenure of the fellowship is for one academic year, beginning on 1 September 2005. 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:

Robert L. Kendrick
Chair, Department of Music
University of Chicago
1010 East 59th Street
Chicago IL 60637

Application deadline for receipt of materials is November 15, 2004.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Indiana University


Notice of Anticipated Faculty Vacancy


Senior Appointment

Appointment Effective Beginning August 2005

The Indiana University School of Music seeks candidates for an anticipated senior position in music theory. Appointment will be made at the associate or full professor level. Candidates who are active scholars in the history of music theory are especially encouraged to apply. The music theory department is committed both to excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching and to promoting scholarship in new and existing areas in the discipline.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities will include teaching graduate
and undergraduate courses in music theory, including the history of music theory, counterpoint, and other areas of interest; 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 accomplishment, an active program of research, and experience in both graduate and undergraduate teaching, including the direction of research.

SALARY AND RANK: Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATION: Send letter of application, three letters of recommendation, and curriculum vitae 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 December 1, 2004.

Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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Hofstra University

Department of Music, Hofstra University
Notice of Vacancy

Position: Music Theorist, Tenure Track

Date of Appointment: September 1, 2005

Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in Music Theory, such as Harmony, Ear Training, Species and/or Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint, Tonal and Post Tonal Analysis and other Music Theory courses depending on areas of specialization.

Qualifications: Completed Ph.D. in Music Theory with a strong background tonal theory, especially from a Schenkerian perspective. Experience in college-level music-theory instruction, a record of professional and scholarly activity and a growing reputation within the scholarly community.

Rank and Salary: Assistant Professor, salary dependent upon experience and qualifications. Tenure Track.

General Information: The Department of Music is a component of the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. There are 10 full-time and 45 part-time faculty, with approximately 260 undergraduate majors and 75 graduate students. Existing undergraduate programs include a B.A. in Music, a B.S. in Education (Music Education), B.S. degrees in Music Merchandising, Jazz and Commercial Music, Performance, Theory/Composition and History/Literature. Graduate degrees include an M.S. in Music Education and M.A. degrees in Music Education and Wind Conducting (withproposed M.A. programs in Choral and Orchestral Conducting planned for the near future). The Music Education program is accredited by N.C.A.T.E.

Deadline: December 1, 2004

Contact: Howard Cinnamon, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Music
Emily Lowe Hall, 101B
112 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-1120

Hofstra University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Updated 29 September 2004