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Institution: Oberlin College Conservatory of Music

Position: Music Theory and Aural Skills (three positions)

General Information:

Three full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in Music Theory and Aural Skills, beginning with the 2009-10 academic year.


Commitment to excellence in the teaching of Music Theory and Aural Skills; one or more years of full-time teaching experience (beyond the graduate assistant level) is preferred; completion o f the PhD in Music Theory, or equivalent professional experience; evidence of ongoing scholarly productivity in the field of Music Theory or Aural Skills; keyboard competence; and a background in performance or composition indicating active and accomplished musicianship.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Teach courses drawn from the lower-division theory and aural skills sequence, which involves four semesters of harmony, voice leading, and analysis (concentrating on music of the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries), assigned according to the needs of the division.

Teach upper division courses in form, counterpoint, twentieth-century music, or other special topics, assigned according to the needs of the division.

Participate fully in departmental placement examinations and meetings as scheduled, and in responsibilities such as private readings and supervision of Theory Majors‚ Senior Projects.

Salary Range: commensurate with experience and qualifications

Items to Send:

Résumé and three letters of recommendation

Deadline: open until filled


Send materials to Dean David Stull, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, OH 44074. Review of applications will commence November 30, 2008. Questions about the positions may be addressed to Brian Alegant, at

Other Information:

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, music theory, historical performance, electronic and computer music, and jazz studies. Graduate programs leading to the Master of Music in conducti ng, historical performance, and opera theater, along with a Master of Music Education and Master of Music in Teaching are available. Performance and artist diplomas are also offered.

Date Listed: 09/01/2008

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