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Institution: University of Massachusetts Lowell

Position: Assistant Professor

General Information:

The Department of Music seeks candidates for a full-time tenure-track position in Music Theory and Aural Skills, at the rank of Assistant Professor, for Fall 2008.

Appointment to begin Fall 2008.


Earned Doctorate in Music Theory or Theory/Comp.
Experience teaching the moveable-do/tonic-do system for both sight-singing and dictation.
Demonstrated ability teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
3-5 years of college teaching experience.
Familiarity with representative literature from all major style periods of music.
Sufficient keyboard facility to demonstrate theoretical concepts and perform aural skills exercises.
Demonstrated clear and articulate communication skills, both written and verbal.
Ability to engage students in clearly articulated discourse.
Demonstrated potential for publications in scholarly journals.
Demonstrated ability working with diverse student and faculty population.
Excellent organizational, computer and networking skills.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

We seek an individual with a strong background in theory and aural skills pedagogy to teach primarily undergraduate theory/aural skills classes, and possibly coordinate the theory and aural skills program. Some graduate-level teaching is also possible, including such courses as Music Theory Pedagogy, and/or various Style Analysis courses. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active role in professional development and research, faculty governance, and professional service activities.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Applicants should email a formal letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of at least five references, and three letters of recommendation to Please have letters of recommendation emailed directly from references.

Deadline: February 1, 2008


Other Information:

Application Deadline: Feb. 1 or until filled.

Contact the University of Massachusetts Lowell Human Resources Department at 978-934-3560 for information regarding benefits and related employment matters.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is situated 25 miles north of Boston in the city of Lowell, home of the Lowell National Historical Park, and is within a short commute to the seacoast and the NH ski and lake regions. We value a diverse faculty in order to enhance the academic experience for students and better reflect the communities we serve and work with in close partnership. More information about our department can be found at:

The University of Massachusetts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Title IX, H/V, ADA 1990 Employer and Executive Order 11246, 41 CFR60-741 4, 41 CRF60-250 4, 41CRF60-1 40 and 41 CFR60-1,4 are hereby incorporated.

Date Listed: 11/20/2007

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