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Institution: Mannes College The New School for Music

Position: Tenure Track Faculty Position in Music Theory

General Information:

Mannes, a division of The New School, announces a search to fill the newly created Edward Aldwell Professorship in The Techniques of Music. start date: Fall, 2008.


Qualifications: An earned doctoral degree in music theory, completed by the time of application, or a record of comparable achievement, as well as at least five years teaching music theory and related topics at the college level, and an appropriate record of professional accomplishment (refereed publications or comparable achievement in composition or performance). Candidates who are ABD at the time they apply will not be considered.
Additional areas of specialization and teaching ability that may enhance candidatesí applications include: 20th-century music history and/or analysis; advanced ear training, keyboard harmony, and score reading; composition; music history; or performance).

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be a musician of depth and accomplishment (with a record of significant publications or comparable professional achievement) who is experienced in and dedicated to teaching Schenkerian music theory and analysis at the college level, and who will participate in implementation and long-range development of the Techniques of Music curriculum at Mannes. Proficiency in Schenkerian theory and analysis and experience in teaching intensive courses to develop the abilities of performance students to do analyses on their own is essential. The Edward Aldwell Professor will be willing to work within the established Mannes curriculum and participate in the development of that curriculum over time, will have leadership potential, and will participate in ongoing discussions and decisions about the relation of the conservatory curriculum to the broader curricular concerns of the university as a whole.

Salary Range: Salary competitive based on experience. Rank open. Tenure track or Extended-employment track. A final candidate currently holding tenure may be considered for tenure upon appointment. Comprehensive benefits package.

Items to Send:

Applicants must apply online at
Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15.

Deadline: open until filled


Please direct questions about this position to Dean Joel Lester, (212) 580-0210, ext. 4848, or

Other Information:

The College Division of Mannes, located in Manhattan, has about 300 undergraduate and graduate students majoring in performance, conducting, composition, and theory. Mannes offers undergraduate degrees (Bachelor of Music, Undergraduate Diploma, and Bachelor of Science), the masterís degree (Master of Music), and the Professional Studies Certificate (an artistís diploma). Mannes prides itself on an intimate, community spirit with personal attention to all students, and on its particularly thorough curriculum. Further information about Mannes and The New School may be found at and Mannes and The New School are equal opportunity employers.

Date Listed: 09/24/2007

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