Volume 11, Number 4, October 2005
Copyright � 2005 Society for Music Theory

Employment Listings


Florida State University

The Florida State University College of Music is seeking a music theorist for a tenure-track position, rank open, to begin Fall 2006.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Prof. James Mathes, Search Committee chair, at jmathes@admin.fsu.edu or me at jclendin@mailer.fsu.edu.

With all best regards,
Jane Clendinning

Florida State University

Invitation for applications, appointment effective August 2006

Position: Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Music Theory.

Salary/rank: Tenure-track position; salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include teaching from among core undergraduate theory classes including harmony, tonal or modal counterpoint, form, and tonal analysis, as well as a graduate survey course on the History of Music Theory and graduate seminars in area(s) of specialization, with a preference for theory and analysis of tonal music.

Qualifications: Doctorate in music theory required; evidence of successful university teaching experience required; an ongoing agenda of research and publication is essential.

Institution: The Florida State University is a comprehensive research institution of 16 colleges and schools with 1,600 faculty serving a student body of 35,000. The College of Music, with 85 faculty and over 1,000 students, offers a wide range of professional degrees in music, baccalaureate through doctorate including the B.M., M.M., and D.M. in Composition, and the B.M., M.M., and Ph.D. in Theory. See the School of Music web page at: http://www.music.fsu.edu.

The University is situated in Tallahassee, Florida�s beautiful, wooded capital city, with an area population of over 240,000. Located in the �Big Bend� area of northern Florida, Tallahassee enjoys a mild change of season, and proximity to the Gulf of Mexico.

Procedure: Send curriculum vitae and 3 reference letters with letter of application to:

Don Gibson, Dean
Music Theory Search
School of Music
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1180

Deadline: November 15, 2005. Applications considered upon receipt.

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Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH

College of Musical Arts
Bowling Green State University
Announcement of Position Vacancy
Appointment Effective August 2006 Position Title Assistant Professor of Musicology. Tenure-track.

Major Responsibilities The primary responsibilities of this position include teaching music history on the graduate and undergraduate levels; recruiting graduate students; and contributing to the artistic and intellectual environment of the college and the University. Other duties as assigned by the chair and/or dean.


Salary: The salary is competitive and commensurate with peer institution levels for rank and position, and in keeping with candidate experience and credentials.

Applications: Applicants should submit a letter postmarked by November 14, 2005, indicating the applicant's interest in and qualifications for the position; full curriculum vitae; and three current (dated within one year) letters of reference.

Finalists for the position will be asked to submit representative research and teaching materials and an official transcript.

Materials should be sent to:
Dr. Carol Hess
Chair, Musicology Search Committee
College of Musical Arts
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0290
Ph: 419/372-2933
Fx: 419/372-2938
Email: carola@bgsu.edu
Web site: www.bgsu.edu/colleges/music/
Print, electronic and fax applications are acceptable.
BGSU is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer and educational institution.

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Eastman School of Music

The Theory Department of the Eastman School of Music seeks a music theorist for a position to begin fall, 2006. The successful candidate must have a completed Ph.D., be engaged in on-going research, and should have demonstrated success in teaching. Rank is negotiable.

Responsibilities include: undergraduate- and graduate-level teaching, advising dissertations, and directing research. The ideal candidate will also have a strong background in practical musicianship. Screening of applicants begins November 15. The Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three current letters of reference (no offprints, scores or tapes at this point ) to:

Professor Steven Laitz
Chair, Department of Music Theory
Eastman School of Music
26 Gibbs St., Rochester, NY 14604.

The Search Committee will begin its reading of applications right after the Nov. 15 deadline.

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University of Michigan

The University of Michigan School of Music announces a faculty position for music theorist beginning Fall 2006. An introduction to our school, faculty and programs can be found at http://www.music.umich.edu/ Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Kevin Korsyn, at kkorsyn@umich.edu, but application materials must be sent to Julie Smigielski, address below. Please note the application deadline, immediately following our SMT meeting in Boston.

Post: Teacher and scholar in music theory, beginning Fall 2006

Duties: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in music theory, conduct and direct research.

Qualifications: Outstanding ability as a teacher and excellence in scholarship. Promise for continuing creativity and productivity in research and professional activities. Demonstrable musicianship skills for teaching talented undergraduates in the music theory core curriculum.

Rank: Assistant professor on tenure track

To Apply: Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three recent letters of recommendation to

Chair, Music Theory Search Committee
c/o Julie Smigielski
School of Music
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2085

Deadline: November 15, 2005

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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University of California, Irvine

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

Position: One position in composition, at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Associate Professor (tenured); rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment begins July 1, 2006.

Qualifications: We seek an accomplished composer with a prominent record of performances, recordings, and publications, and with demonstrated excellence in teaching. Strength and experience in diverse creative activities such as jazz composition/improvisation, computer music, and contemporary music performance is especially desirable.

Responsibilities: Maintaining a record of professional activity with national and international distinction as appropriate for the rank. Teaching graduate and undergraduate composition seminars and lessons, as well as courses in related topics (e.g., contemporary music, music technology, experimental music, or improvisation). Sharing in the teaching of the Department's curriculum in theory, analysis, and instrumentation as needed. Supervising graduate recital/project preparation, serving on departmental committees, and advising students.

Application: Letter of application, detailed curriculum vitae, representative scores and/or recordings, and a minimum of three letters of recommendation should be sent to:

Composition Search Committee
Department of Music
Claire Trevor School of the Arts
University of California, Irvine
303 Music & Media Building
Irvine, CA 92697-2775

Scores and recordings will be returned only if a self-addressed stamped mailer is included.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 15, 2005 and will 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.

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University of Chicago

The Department of Music at the University of Chicago invites applications from candidates of exceptional potential for a junior-level, tenure-track faculty position to begin Sept. 1, 2006. Among its many specializations, the Department has particular interest in continuing its long tradition of work in music theory and analysis as part of its History and Theory faculty. Scholars of originality and wide-ranging interests (in line with the Department's position in a multi-disciplinary Division and University) are encouraged to apply for this position. The appointment will be for a four-year term (renewable in the case of appointments as Asst. Professor).

A candidate who has not yet completed a Ph.D (or equivalent) would be appointed at the level of Instructor for a one-year term, renewable.

Please send a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation (no additional materials at this time) to:

Prof. Robert L. Kendrick, Chair
The University of Chicago
Dept. of Music
1010 E. 59th St., GoH
Chicago, IL 60637


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

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University of Iowa

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theory at The University of Iowa School of Music

The appointment begins August 16, 2006 salary is commensurate with experience. Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses and seminars in music theory; supervise graduate research in theory; serve on departmental committees; advise students; maintain a record of scholarship and publication that indicates continuing growth and national visibility. Qualifications are - Required: Ph.D. in theory (must be completed by time of appointment); record of scholarly publications and/or ongoing research profile; demonstrated excellence as a teacher. Desirable: ability to teach undergraduate theory, graduate analysis in 17th & 18th century repertoires, and history of music theory. Area of research that complements specializations of current faculty. Teaching experience at college/university level. Review of applications will begin November 30, 2005 and continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three recent letters of reference under separate cover, and a statement of teaching philosophy and strategies (please do not send additional materials at this time), by mail, e-mail attachment, or fax, to: Chair, Theory Search Committee, School of Music, The University of Iowa, 1006 Voxman Music Building, Iowa City, IA 52242-1795, FAX 319-335-2637, Email: kellie-kucera@uiowa.edu. The University of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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University of Notre Dame


The Department of Music at the University of Notre Dame is accepting applications for a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The areas of teaching and research are open, but will complement our existing strengths and bring diversity to our interdisciplinary course of study. We are seeking an outstanding, well-rounded teacher with a demonstrated record of leadership who will welcome the opportunity to become Department Chairperson. The ideal candidate will have attained distinction as a scholar or a musician, but in either case, will fit into a liberal arts environment that emphasizes both classroom and studio learning. This focus is in keeping with our curriculum, which aims to provide a wide range of learning experiences for undergraduates who will continue to study and perform music after graduation, as well as those who pursue other options. Recently, the University named this the Decade of the Arts at Notre Dame, and this years opening of the DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts stands as a tangible expression of their commitment.

The Music Major at Notre Dame will offer three concentrations: History and Theory, Performance, and a proposed Music and Culture concentration, now in development.

The salary will be commensurate with experience. For the generous benefits available, visit: <http://hr.nd.edu> . Applicants should have completed a Ph.D., DMA or terminal degree, or demonstrate equivalent professional experience. Administrative experience is essential. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and e-mail addresses of three persons who have agreed to write on your behalf to:

Donald Crafton, Chairperson
Department of Music
105 Crowley Hall
The University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Applications received by November 15, 2005 will receive full consideration. Department representatives will be attending national conventions, and will be pleased to meet with prospective candidates. If you would like to meet with us, please call the department number below to make arrangements. The departments web site
is: <http://www.nd.edu/~music> .

The University of Notre Dame, a Catholic research university, is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that actively seeks applications from individuals with widely diverse backgrounds. Notre Dame is located ninety miles from Chicago, Illinois.

The Department of Music
Phone (574) 631-6211
Fax (574) 631-4539

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University of Washington

Vacancy Announcement:

University of Washington, School of Music, Faculty Position in Music Theory beginning Autumn 2006. Rank and salary: Assistant Professor, tenure track. Salary is competitive and dependent upon experience and qualifications. We are looking for a colleague with excellent teaching skills at all levels and evidence of high potential for doing music-theoretical research of international caliber. Ph.D. should be completed by Autumn 2006. Responsibilities: Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in music theory, including a share of the core curriculum; participation in divisional and departmental activities; service on graduate supervisory committees; and other duties as assigned by the Director of the School of Music. Applications: A letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references should be sent to:

Professor Jonathan Bernard, Chair, Theory Search Committee, School of Music, Box 353450, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-3450. Short-listed candidates may be asked for supplementary material at a later date. Priority will be given to applications received by December 1, 2005; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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Binghamton University

Announcement of Professional Vacancy

Binghamton University
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, New York 13902-6000

Budget Title: Assistant Professor
Descriptive Title: Music Theorist
Department: Music
Professional Rank & Salary Range: 40-45k
Date to be Filled September 1, 2006

Brief Description of Duties: Teach courses in the four-semester theory/musicianship sequence, music technology and graduate theory survey; additional assignments may include orchestration, counterpoint, analysis, theory for non-majors, and other related music courses. All faculty are expected to direct theses, supervise independent studies, serve on committees, assist in recruitment, and be active in research, performance and/or creative endeavors.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Theory, or Composition/Theory, by 9/1/2006. Record of successful teaching in theory and musicianship, working/teaching experience with CAI and MIDI, strong keyboard skills, and a desire to teach qualified non-majors along with music majors and music minors. Interest in the latest aspects of music technology.

Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume, cover letter and three professional references to:

Dr. Paul Goldstaub
Chair, Theory Search Committee
Music Department
Binghamton University
P.O. Box 6000
Binghamton, New York 13902-6000

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Updated 13 October 2005