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Institution: Oberlin College Conservatory of Music

Position: Aural Skills and Music Theory

General Information:

The Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time, tenure- track faculty position in Aural Skills and Music Theory, beginning with the 2008-09 academic year.

The appointment is to be filled at a rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.


• Evidence of and commitment to excellence in the teaching of Aural Skills and Music Theory. One or more year(s) of full-time teaching experience (beyond the graduate assistant level) is preferred.
• Completion by June 2008 of Ph.D. or D.M.A.
• Evidence of ongoing scholarly productivity in the field of Aural Skills or Music Theory.
• Keyboard competence.
• Special consideration will be given to candidates with Dalcroze certification.
• Background in performance or composition indicating active and accomplished musicianship.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The individual appointed will perform the following specific duties:
• Teach aural skills courses.
• Participate fully in departmental placement examinations and meetings as scheduled, and in responsibilities
such as private readings and supervision of Theory Majors’ Senior Projects.
• Teach courses drawn from the core theory curriculum, according to the needs of the division.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

résumé and three letters of recommendation

Deadline: November 30, 2007


Dean David Stull, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, OH 44074.

Please direct any electronic correspondence to

Other Information:

Review of applications will commence November 30, 2007. Those received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.

The Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, founded in 1865, is the nation’s oldest continuously operating conservatory, and the only major music school in the country linked with a preeminent liberal arts college.
Students are enrolled in undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Music in performance, composition, music history, historical performance, electronic and computer music, and jazz studies.

Graduate programs leading to the Master of Music in conducting, historical performance, opera theater, Master of Music Education and Master of Music in Teaching are available. Performance and artist diplomas are also offered.

Oberlin College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the development of a climate that supports equality of opportunity and respect of differences based on gender, ethnicity, disability, and sexual orientation. Oberlin was the first coeducational institution to grant bachelor's degrees to women and historically has been a leader in the education of African-Americans; the college was also among the first to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who would contribute to the diversity of our faculty.

Date Listed: 10/03/2007

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