Music Theory, Assistant Professor

Posted: 10/20/17 | SHARE:


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Job Description:

The Department of Music and Theatre at the University at Albany, SUNY invites applications for a tenure-track position in Music Theory at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin September 1, 2018.  Applicants are expected to demonstrate a commitment to research and an ability to teach a diverse group of undergraduates.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the core music major theory curriculum, including tonal harmony, aural skills, and formal analysis. Experience with instructional technology and a secondary area of specialization are encouraged. Additional courses may include general education topics for non-majors and upper-level electives corresponding to the candidate's interests and expertise. Research specialty is open. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization by the time of appointment
  • Candidates must address in their application their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population.

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Assistant Professor

Start Date: September 1, 2018

Closing date for receipt of applications: December 31, 2017

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Application Instructions:

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  • CV
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications
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