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Institution: College of the Holy Cross

Position: Position in Composition and Music Theory

General Information:

The Department of Music at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track
appointment in music theory and composition to begin in August 2008.


Candidates should hold either a Ph.D. or D.M.A. in composition with demonstrated expertise in theory, or a Ph.D. in theory with demonstrated expertise in composition. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as well as artistic and/or scholarly achievement.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Primary duties will include courses in the four-semester theory sequence required of all music majors. Applicants with a secondary area of specialization in Computer Music, American Music, and/or Popular Music will be given special preference. Other teaching responsibilities will include specialized courses and tutorials on topics in composition and analysis, as well as introductory and intermediate courses designed for non-majors.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Please send a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, transcripts and three letters of recommendation

Deadline: December 15, 2007


Shirish Korde,
Chair, Department of Music,
College of the Holy Cross,
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610

Other Information:

As a department in which scholarship and artistic achievement are equally valued, we seek a composer/theorist/musician who shares our commitment to a liberal arts curriculum. We welcome candidates with varying interests who will build bridges to the wider campus community by participating in college-wide programs, such as the First Year Experience, First Year Program, and the College Honors Program.

This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary, one-semester research leave prior to tenure review and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for senior faculty.

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2007 and continue until the position has been filled.
The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 2,700 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. Holy Cross belongs to the Colleges of Worcester Consortium ( and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (
The College is an equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace. Women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Date Listed: 10/24/2007

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