Volume 11, Number 1, March 2005
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Employment Listings


Colby College

Music Department

Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor (Orchestra Conductor)

Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor in Music: one-semester, nonrenewable appointment for fall 2005. Effective dates of employment are September 1-December 31, 2005.

Duties include conducting the Colby Symphony Orchestra, a 60-member ensemble consisting of  students, faculty, staff, and community members; teaching one music theory course for non-majors, plus one additional course.  Position requires documented success in orchestral conducting and undergraduate teaching; ability to work with students, faculty, and college community in a small liberal arts environment; doctorate or ABD preferred.

Send letter of application; dossier; CD, tape, or  DVD of conducting; and three letters of recommendation to:

Steve Saunders, Chair
Department of Music
Colby College
5677 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8856

Review of applications will begin 15 February 2005 and continue until the position is filled.

Colby is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications and nominations of persons of color, women, and members of other under-represented groups. For more information about the College, please visit the Colby Web site: www.colby.edu

Pennsylvania State University


POSITION: The Pennsylvania State University School of Music is seeking to fill a position in music theory. The theory faculty in the School of Music work collaboratively within a program of music history, theory, composition, and technology. The School offers an M.A. in music theory, and M.A. in musicology, an integrative M.A. in music theory and history, an M.M. in composition and theory, a full complement of baccalaureate degrees, and a Ph.D. in music education. Please visit our Web site for more information about our programs: www.music.psu.edu.

RANK: Assistant Professor, tenure track.

DUTIES: Teach theory, analysis, and musicianship courses for undergraduate music majors; teach graduate theory courses; direct graduate seminars on special topics in music theory; supervise undergraduate and graduate student research; maintain high level of professional activity, including scholarly publication. Serve as academic advisor to music majors. Participate in activities of the School as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate in music theory (ABD considered). Evidence of successful teaching of theory at the university level and evidence of scholarly productivity required.

STARTING DATE: Fall semester, 2005

APPLICATION: Screening of applications will begin on January 31, 2005, and will continue until the position is filled. A formal letter of application stating research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and at least three current letters of reference should be sent to:

Richard Kennedy, Interim Director
School of Music
The Pennsylvania State University
233 Music Building I, Box S
University Park, PA 16802-1901

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Texas A&M University

The Department of Performance Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University seeks a Department Head to guide the Department toward greater national prominence by building on its existing strengths. DPS currently houses BA programs in music and theatre. Potential areas of growth include ethnographic approaches to the study of performance and culture, and technology in music and theatre. The successful candidate will have a substantial record of artistic and/or scholarly accomplishment for an appointment as a tenured faculty member at the rank of advanced Associate Professor or Professor. Additionally, candidates should have administrative experience (or demonstrated potential) in managing a growing diverse department in a research university which seeks to build nationally prominent programs. Knowledge of undergraduate curricula in music and/or theatre, support of undergraduate creative work (including theatre production and music performances), commitment to national standards for creative and scholarly work, demonstrated ability in program development and interdisciplinary initiatives, and a commitment to diversity are essential.

Texas A&M University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on February 20, 2005 and will continue until the position is filled. Start date: September 1, 2005. To apply, send a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three references to:

Dr. Harris M. Berger
Department Head Search Committee Chair
Department of Performance Studies
MS 4240, Texas A&M University
College Station TX 77843-4240.

Website: http://clla.tamu.edu/perf/

Belmont University

POSITION TITLE Assistant Professor, Applied Trumpet and Music Theory

Belmont University seeks to fill a full time tenure-track position with primary teaching responsibilities in applied trumpet and secondary teaching responsibilities in music theory.

The candidate should be highly qualified by training and experience to teach applied instrumental music (trumpet) and related courses. Interest, training, and experience in teaching music theory are essential. College teaching experience in both areas is strongly preferred. An earned doctorate in a relevant discipline is required.

Teach applied lessons and related courses in instrumental music (trumpet). Teach courses in written and aural theory. Recruit and assist in providing leadership for the instrumental program. Coordinate and perform with the faculty brass ensemble. Maintain an appropriate program of performance and scholarship.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package.


Send application letter (include an e-mail address), a curriculum vita, at least three letters of recommendation addressing the responsibilities of the position, a tape or CD demonstrating performance ability, and selected material reflecting experience as a theory teacher. Material will not be returned. Candidates are also asked to respond to Belmont's mission, vision and values statement in a written statement articulating how the applicant's knowledge, experience and beliefs have prepared them to function in support of that statement. Official transcripts will be required from candidates selected for interview. Consideration of applicants will begin on March 1 and continue until the position is filled. Belmont University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer under all applicable civil rights laws. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Send all application materials to:
Dr. Gary Schallert, Chair
Trumpet/Theory Search Committee
Belmont University School of Music
1900 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212

The Belmont University campus has been the sight of higher education since 1890 and is home to state-of-the-art facilities, innovative areas of study and students from all corners of the globe. Belmont's vision is to be a premier teaching university bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. For further information about Belmont University and the School of Music, please visit the website at www.belmont.edu/music.

Memorial University of Newfoundland


The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Music at Memorial University of Newfoundland invite applications for a Tier II (NSERC) Canada Research Chair in the area of Music Technology. The Chair is expected to develop a world-class, externally funded research program focusing on technology needed to support applications in music. Candidates shall have an earned Ph.D. degree in music technology or in electrical or computer engineering or a cognate field. Candidates are expected to have a strong music background. The research must be oriented toward innovative music applications; areas of focus may include (but are not limited to): digital audio and video processing, networked multimedia communications, human-computer interaction or acoustics.

The appointment will be tenure-track at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with a joint appointment between the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Music. In addition to the research program, the Chair will participate in the academic programs of the Faculty of Engineering and the School of Music, including teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, and other educational, scholarly and professional activities. The Chair is expected to build upon existing institutional strengths and to foster collaboration with researchers involved in digital recording and documentation, as well as applications of new and emerging technologies for multi-venue performance and teaching.

The Electrical and Computer Engineering discipline has well-established co-operative undergraduate programs in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, and active graduate and research programs as well as ongoing collaboration with local, national and international industry. The Faculty of Engineering currently has four Canada Research Chairs in addition to several externally-funded research Chairs. The School of Music offers comprehensive programs in music at the undergraduate level with emerging graduate programs in performance, pedagogy and conducting. The School of Music currently has one Canada Research Chair. Early in 2005, it will inaugurate Petro-Canada Hall, a state-of-the-art performance / rehearsal facility with advanced capabilities for new applications of technology in music performance and pedagogy.

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province's only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the educational and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John's, a very safe, friendly city with great historical charm, a vibrant cultural life , and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities.

For further information about the academic units and Memorial University, please view the website at www.mun.ca. Further information on the Canada Research Chairs program can be found at www.mun.ca/research/crc and www.chairs.gc.ca.

Applicants should send curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three referees, a one-page statement of teaching and research interests, and copies of three relevant technical publications to either:

Dr. R. Gosine, Dean,
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science,
Memorial University of Newfoundland,
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, A1B 3X5,
Fax # (709) 737-8975,


Dr. T. Gordon, Director,
School of Music,
Memorial University of Newfoundland,
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, A1B 3W5,
Fax # (709) 737-2666,

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on March 1, 2005 and will continue to do so until the position is filled.

Memorial University of Newfoundland is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. There is no restriction with regard to nationality or residence.

Mansfield University

Position: Music Theory & French Horn. Tenure-track faculty position starting August 2005.

Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate music theory, aural skills and orchestration (course levels to be determined by applicant qualifications and experience). Teach French Horn lessons (graduate and undergraduate), weekly master class, and Brass I (horn portion seven weeks per semester). Perform with faculty brass quintet.

Qualifications: Doctorate in Music required (candidates near completion will be considered). Doctorate must be completed within eighteen months of hire for consideration of continuance in the position. Advanced music theory degree preferred. Prior teaching experience; excellent communication skills (both oral and written); ability to teach, evaluate and advise students; and completion of a successful on-campus interview which demonstrates the above, including a live performance and teaching demonstration are required.

Essential Functions: Candidates must be able to teach Music Theory and French Horn effectively.

Salary: Salary and benefits are competitive and are governed by the APSCUF collective bargaining agreement. Excellent benefits:

Application Process: Submit: a letter of application; resume; three letters of reference; contact information for the reference writers; sample course syllabi and video of classroom teaching (where possible); sample recording of solo performance; and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts to: Position F2005-03, Human Resources Department, 109 Alumni Hall, Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA 16933. Review of applications to begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled.

Setting: Mansfield University, one of 14 institutions operated by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, enrolls approximately 3,500 students and is located in a small rural community in a scenic mountainous area 30 miles south of Corning, NY and 48 miles north of Williamsport, PA. MU JOBS:
http://hr.mansfield.edu/jobs.html. www.mnsfld.edu



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