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Institution: University of Vermont

Position: Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)

General Information:

The Department of Music invites applications for a tenure-track position in music theory/ composition at the Assistant Professor level; ideal start date is August 2008.


Minimum Qualifications or equivalent combination of education & experience. Doctorate in music theory or composition (ABD considered), piano skills, and teaching experience at the college level. Commitment to diversity and inclusion required.

Desirable Qualifications
A strong commitment to integrating technology into the theory curriculum, and the ability to teach a broad range of music courses in a Bachelor of Arts context are desirable.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Teach all levels of undergraduate music theory (including written theory, ear-training, sight-singing, and keyboard harmony), as well as composition and orchestration/ arranging; advise students, and work with faculty to shape a growing undergraduate B.A. music program in a liberal arts environment.

Faculty at the University of Vermont are expected to develop and maintain a strong level of nationally-recognized, peer-reviewed scholarship/ artistic achievement, to teach effectively, and to contribute to the department, college, and university through appropriate service.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

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Search for the position using department name ("music") only. Attach a curriculum vitae to your application and a letter of application that includes statements of the candidate's philosophy of teaching and commitment to diversity and academic excellence.

Letters of recommendation from three references and unofficial transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate work should be sent to:

Deadline: January 15, 2008


Prof. Wayne Schneider, Chair
Music Theory Search Committee
Department of Music
Redstone Campus
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405

Other Information:

The department will begin to review applications on Jan. 15,2008 - for full consideration, applicants should ensure that their materials arrive by that date.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

Date Listed: 12/19/2007

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