Volume 10, Number 4, December 2004
Copyright � 2004 Society for Music Theory

Employment Listings


University of Massachusetts Amherst

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST -- Chair: Department of Music & Dance. The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks an experienced and energetic musician/educator/administrator to chair the Department of Music & Dance. It is anticipated that the position will include a tenured appointment at the rank of Professor, with a starting date of September 1, 2005.

Job description: The chair will provide leadership and vision in a department that has a long tradition of excellence in undergraduate and graduate programs. The chair will serve as chief academic and administrative officer of the department and will be the department's representative on campus, in the Five Colleges, and the larger professional community. S/he reports directly to the Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and will work with the Dean to develop the educational and artistic growth of the department through faculty and student recruitment, visiting artist relationships, as well as fundraising and outreach activities. It is expected that the chair will strengthen collegial interactions among faculty, staff, and administrators and will encourage collaboration with other departments and colleges. Required qualifications: a Master's degree in music or a music-related field and a proven record of successful administrative experience. Knowledge of budgets, strategic planning, resource allocations, and academic procedures is essential. Preferred qualifications: a terminal degree in music or music related field, demonstrated experience in personnel and budget management, demonstrated success in securing external funding, and experience in music curriculum development. Ideally, candidates will have a distinguished record of achievement that includes successful administrative and teaching experience at the college or university level.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application deadline: January 17, 2005 or until filled. Applications should consist of a cover letter and CV, with names, addresses, and telephone numbers of five references and be sent to:

Music & Dance Chair Search Committee
c/o Jeanne Lapan
College of Humanities and Fine Arts
South College, 150 Hicks Way
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9274

Additional supporting materials may be requested of finalist candidates.

The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.
UMass/Amherst is a member of the Five College Consortium along with Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges.

Appalachian State University

The Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University announces a faculty vacancy beginning August 2005.

POSITION: Music theorist to teach undergraduate and graduate music theory/aural skills courses including computer applications. Experience with popular styles preferred. Additional teaching responsibilities may be assigned depending upon the applicant's expertise and the needs of the School of Music.

RANK AND SALARY: Instructor or assistant professor; salary commensurate with experience and educational preparation.

REQUIREMENTS: Masters degree required. Doctorate preferred. Must have completed doctorate to be considered for tenure-track position. Evidence of successful college level teaching experience a necessity.

UNIVERSITY: The University enrolls approximately 14,000 students. The Hayes School of Music consists of 480 majors, 38 full-time faculty, 20 part-time instructors, and 16 graduate assistants and offers the Bachelor of Music degree in music education, music therapy, performance, theory/composition, and sacred music; the Bachelor of Science degree in music industry studies; and the Master of Music degree in performance and music education. The Hayes School of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

AREA: Boone is located in northwest North Carolina in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. A year-round resort area, the town is within easy driving distance of Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and Charlotte.

Applicants must send a completed application consisting of a letter of application; a current vita; the names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least five references to:

Music Theory Search Committee
Hayes School of Music
P.O. Box 32096
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

The review of completed applications will begin January 15, 2005. The search will continue until the position is filled. Questions: call 828-262-3020. Appalachian State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. http://www.music.appstate.edu/facultyopenings/theory04.html

University of Alberta

The Department of Music at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Music Theory. While we are eager to receive applications from candidates across a wide range of specializations, we are particularly interested in those whose focus is history of theory or tonal theory. Applicants should have a PhD or be near completion by the appointment date, and have relevant teaching experience and publications. The successful candidate will demonstrate potential for excellence in research as well as teaching, and be prepared to teach at all levels, to supervise both undergraduate and graduate students, to serve on departmental and university committees, and contribute to the development of a graduate program built on the active interaction of ethnomusicology, historical musicology, music theory and composition. Salary for this rank begins at $51,768 (2004-5 level) and the position includes the full range of benefits.  The appointment will commence 1 July 2005.

Candidates should send a letter of application, complete curriculum vitae (with full contact information, including phone numbers and e-mail address), graduate transcript, selected writing samples from recent research publications or presentations (25 pages maximum suggested), and three confidential letters of reference.  The closing date for applications is 5 January 2005. All application materials should be sent directly to: Leonard Ratzlaff, Chair, Department of Music, 3-82 Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2C9, Canada.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons. The records arising from this competition will be managed in accordance with provisions of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPP).

Michigan State University

Michigan State University
School of Music

Announcement of Faculty Position in Music Theory Beginning Fall 2005

POSITION: Assistant Professor of Music Theory



APPOINTMENT: Assistant Professor Academic year appointment will be in the tenure system Position is available August 16, 2005

APPLICATION: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, credentials, graduate transcripts, and three current letters of recommendation to:

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


Applications will be reviewed continuously beginning on January 15, 2005 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

With 55 full-time faculty members the Michigan State University School of Music serves approximately 600 majors and offers a comprehensive range of degree programs from baccalaureate through the doctorate. For more information about the School, please visit our website at http://www.music.msu.edu/ Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

University of Southern Mississippi

Music Theory, Assistant Professor, Tenure track.

Duties: Teach undergraduate and graduate classes in music theory, serve on graduate committees, supervise graduate teaching assistants.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in music theory, evidence of successful teaching at the collegiate level or documented potential, and evidence of successful research and scholarly activity or documented potential.

Application: Letter of application, three confidential letters of recommendation, list of courses taught or that you could teach, evidence of successful teaching, and evidence of research and scholarly activity or potential.

Deadline: Applications must be received no later than January 14th, 2005 to ensure full consideration. Send application materials to:

Charles Elliott, Director
School of Music
The University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive #5081
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001

Grand Valley State University

 Assistant Professor: Composer. Grand Valley State University. Full-time tenure track, beginning Fall 2005.

Responsibilities: Maintain creative activity and national visibility while teaching composition lessons and related courses and share in departmental responsibilities.

Qualifications: A Doctorate in composition or graduate degree in a related field with equivalent experience required. Applicants with successful university teaching in a liberal arts setting, who can also teach one or more of the following are encouraged to apply: Core theory/history courses, applied area, technology, ethnomusicology, interdisciplinary courses, or conduct a new music ensemble. Salary and benefits are competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, 2 scores and recordings (15 minutes maximum) to:

Dr. Lee Copenhaver
Interim Chair of Music and Dance
1314 Performing Arts Center
Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401

Review of applications will begin on December 6, 2004 and will continue until the position is filled. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution

University of California, Irvine

University of California, Irvine
Claire Trevor School of the Arts
Department of Music

Position: One position in music theory, tenure-track, at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor; rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment begins July 1, 2005.

Responsibilities: Designing and teaching undergraduate courses in music theory and musicianship and graduate seminars in music theory, supervising graduate research, serving on departmental committees, advising students, and maintaining a record of scholarship and publication that indicates continuing growth and national visibility.

Qualifications: Ph.D. is expected by time of appointment. Applicants should be active in research and publication and have a record of teaching excellence. Applications reflecting the broadest range of interests and specializations in music theory are welcome. A strong secondary area of research or creative activity in composition, ethnomusicology, jazz studies, musicology, or performance is especially desirable.

Application: A letter of application, detailed curriculum vitae, and the names of three references (with contact information) should be submitted to:

Professor David Brodbeck
Department of Music
Claire Trevor School of the Arts
University of California, Irvine
303 Music & Media Building
Irvine, CA 92697�2775

Additional materials should not be submitted until requested.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin December 1, 2004 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of California, Irvine has an active career partner program and is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to excellence through diversity.

University of California, Irvine


The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (http://www.arts.uci.edu) at UCI seeks an Associate Dean. The position entails broad responsibilities with a focus on general administration and student/faculty affairs, as well as teaching in candidate's area of specialization in Dance, Drama, Music, or Studio Art.

Responsibilities: Oversees the curriculum, supervises the services provided by the Arts Student Affairs Office, and serves as liaison to campus-wide student affairs groups; functions as principal advisor to the Dean on faculty personnel actions; assists the Dean in administrative functions; represents the Dean as required; carries out special projects as assigned; teaches and holds an academic appointment in one of the departments.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate or appropriate terminal degree; professional experience to qualify for a tenured, full professor rank in an area of the arts; ability to provide academic leadership for the School; administrative experience highly desirable; strong interpersonal skill; ability to establish positive working relationships with faculty, staff, and students; strong record of creative or scholarly activity.

Rank: Expected tenured appointment at a rank commensurate with education and experience.

Start Date: July 1, 2005.
Application deadline: Applications received by January 10, 2005 will receive preference. Position will remain open until filled.

Application: Send nomination or letter of application, professional vitae, and three letters of reference to:
Associate Dean Search Committee
D. Connolly, Executive Assistant to the Dean Claire Trevor School of the Arts, 200 M.A.B.
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-2775
Phone: 949-824-8792. Fax: 949-824-2450.

UCI has an active career partner program and is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

University of Southern California



The Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California invites applications and nominations of candidates with expertise in Pedagogical Technologies in Music. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor to begin in August 2005.

In keeping with USC�s Strategic Focus on Promoting Student-Centered Education, the Thornton School of Music seeks a faculty member to provide leadership in using technology to provide greater flexibility and individual responsiveness to the way music instruction is structured and delivered. This faculty member will (1) teach courses in his/her specific area of expertise; (2) provide leadership for the Thornton School of Music in developing and employing educational technology; (3) facilitate connections with technology resources at the University level and in peer music institutions; (4) promote cross-disciplinary application of technology to teaching.

The successful candidate will have a high level of expertise and a record of successful University-level teaching in any area of music, such as choral or sacred music, music education, musicology, music industry, theory, composition, conducting, jazz studies, or performance (all specialties). The candidate will also have a demonstrated record of achievement in developing and applying technology to the teaching of music in the classroom, rehearsal or studio environment. Doctorate in any area of music scholarship or performance required; equivalent level of professional achievement may be considered a substitute for a doctoral degree. Evidence of significant creative and/or scholarly achievement in candidate�s specific area of musical expertise required.

To apply, please send letter of application, curriculum vitae and three letters of reference to:
Chair, Pedagogical Technology Search Committee
c/o Dorothy Ditmer
Office of the Dean
Flora L. Thornton School of Music
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0851

Letters should address the candidate�s expertise in pedagogical technology, as well as achievements in his or her scholarly/creative area of specialization.
Applications not received by January 15, 2005, may not receive full consideration.
USC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome applications from female and under-represented minority candidates.

University of Virginia

The McIntire Department of Music, University of Virginia seeks an imaginative, productive composer for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in composition to begin August, 2005. We are looking for a colleague who will contribute to an ambitious composition program, which includes the PhD degree in Composition and Computing Technologies. Teaching will include undergraduate and graduate courses in composition, along with other areas depending on candidate's expertise and program needs. We hope to receive applications from a wide variety of composers; areas of specialization may range among computer music, multimedia, sound art, jazz, film, acoustic, or popular music. Additional contributions welcome in performance, scholarship, or technical research. PhD or DMA, in hand or near completion, or equivalent professional experience required. Department resources include the Virginia Center for Computer Music, a major center for digital-based composition and research, as well as fine jazz and classical performers, and an innovative, diverse group of scholars. For details about the Department of Music see www.virginia.edu/music. For further information about the position contact Fred Maus or Judith Shatin, co-chairs of the Search Committee. Send letter of application, c.v., three letters of reference and a statement of teaching interests to Composition Search Committee, c/o Lorrie L Jean, McIntire Department of Music, P. O. Box 400176, University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA 22901-4716. No work samples at this time. Applications received by January 1 will be guaranteed consideration. The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.



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