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Volume 6, Number 2,  May 2000
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Universite Laval: Assistant Professor of Composition

Responsibilities: Teach composition and orchestration courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Direct research for M.Mus. students. Conduct the 20th-century music ensemble. All courses are taught in French only. 

Appointment: Assistant Professor in a half-time (50%) position leading to tenure. Salary determined by the collective agreement. Effective date is September 1, 2000. 


1) Completed doctoral degree or equivalent
2) Record of professional achievement
3) Successful teaching experience
4) Good working knowledge of computer tools
5) Mastery of French
6) Aptitudes for team work

General Information: Located in the heart of Quebec's historic capital city, Universite Laval is one of Canada's leading universities. Universite Laval traces its origins back to 1663 when Monseigneur de Laval, the first bishop of New France, founded the Seminaire de Quebec. As Canada's first university, Universite Laval was the very first place in North America to offer higher education in French. It has been a pioneer in program assessment and strategic planning, and its 1992-1997 master plan sets out goals for management and services for both the academic and administrative sectors. As of fall 1998, Universite Laval had over 350 programs at three levels of study and 35,800 students. 

Applications: Letter of application, curriculum vitae, and other credentials (including a list of references) should be sent to the address below. Applications must be received by June 1, 2000. 

Monsieur Raymond Ringuette, doyen
Faculte de musique
Universite Laval
Sainte-Foy, Quebec
G1K 7P4

Universite Laval hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed in the first instance to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

For more information:
tel: +1 418-656-5742
fax: +1 418-656-7365

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Middle Tennessee State University (two positions): Music Theory/Composition, Musicologist/Ethnomusicologist

A. Music Theory/Composition

MTSU seeks to fill a nine-month, tenure-track position in Music Composition and Theory. The successful candidate must demonstrate outstanding potential as a composer and theorist and have a strong commitment to teaching composition and theory at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Doctorate or professional equivalent required, ABD will be considered; university teaching experience highly desirable. Salary and rank commensurate with the candidate's professional qualifications and experience. 

B. Musicologist/Ethnomusicologist

The MTSU Department of Music seeks to fill a tenure-track position in Musicology/Ethnomusicology. The successful candidate will have (a) primary research interests in American Music with secondary research interests in ethnomusicological or Western classical topics, and (b) a strong commitment to teaching music history at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Doctorate or professional equivalent required, although ABD will be considered; university teaching experience highly desirable. Salary and rank commensurate with the candidate's professional qualifications and experience. 

The Department of Music at MTSU is a comprehensive, rapidly growing program with over 300 majors, 29 full-time and 18 adjunct faculty, in a University with over 19,000 students. MTSU is located in Murfreesboro, a city of approximately 60,000 people thirty miles southeast of Nashville. All music degree programs at MTSU are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. 

Applicants for either position should send a curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to: 
Mr. George Pimentel
Assistant to the Dean
Box 97
College of Liberal Arts
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132

Supporting materials should not be sent with the initial application. 

N.B. Dear SMT friends: although the first announcement reads Composer/Theorist, if you are primarily a theorist, or have good graduate students or recent graduates who are more academic theorists than composers, please don't hesitate to apply or have your students send their materials. We're really very open to hiring either a promising composer or a theorist or a combination of the two. The important thing is that the candidate be good at what he or she does and has a strong desire to teach and gift for doing so. The new faculty member will share in both undergraduate and graduate instruction. If you have any questions about this position, please don't hesitate to call. I may be reached at home +1 615-890-7089. The number at school is +1 615-898-2469 All best wishes,

Mike Linton, chair theory/comp search committee
Associate Professor of Music
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

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George Washington University: Music Theory (one year)

POSITION/RANK: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Full-time, one-year replacement)

INSTITUTION: George Washington University, Department of Music

QUALIFICATION: PhD/Theory preferred, ABD/Theory acceptable

SPECIALTY: Undergraduate theory, aural skills

DUTIES: Teach undergraduate harmony, aural skills, counterpoint, analysis; private composition lessons optional if qualified 

SEND: CV, 3 letters of recommendation

DEADLINE: Open until job filled

Roy J. Guenther, Chairman
Theory Search Committee
Department of Music
George Washington University
Suite B144 Phillips Hall
Washington, DC 20052
tel: +1 202-994-6245
fax: +1 202-994-9038

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University of Zurich: Professor in Ethnomusicology and Social Anthropology

POSITION/RANK: Professor in Ethnomusicology and Social Anthropology 

INSTITUTION: University of Zurich, Switzerland

QUALIFICATIONS: extensive fieldwork and postdoctoral lecturing qualifications (Habilitation or equivalent achievements)

JOB DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES: Applicants should be proficient in general Social Antropology and be capable of guiding the study of Ethnomusicology

curriculum vitae
list of publications
list of teaching courses

DEADLINE: 6-10-2000

President of the Appointment Committee
Prof. Dr. Martin Lienhard
Romanisches Seminar
Plattenstrasse 32
CH-8025 Zurich

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