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Institution: Southern Methodist University

Position: Assistant Professor

General Information:

The Division of Music invites applications and nominations for an Assistant Professor in music theory and composition, tenure-track. The Department of Music Theory and Composition offers an innovative curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate level, including the masterís degree in music composition. We seek engaged candidates actively pursuing creative/scholarly careers. Candidates from all musical backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Minimum qualifications: Candidates must be in the final stages of a doctoral degree (A.B.D.) or hold a completed doctorate in music theory or composition and will have demonstrated experience and interest in teaching theory and aural skills at the college level.

Preferred qualifications: Completed doctorate; proven success in teaching undergraduate and graduate music theory and composition courses; and an interest in curricular development. Expertise in a wide range of analytical techniques, music styles, and genres is highly desired.

Salary Range: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Items to Send:

Send nominations and letters of application, complete curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: Robert Dodson, Director, Division of Music, SMU, PO Box 750356, Dallas, TX 75275 or as email attachments to (position number 051094).

We encourage digital applications. E-mailed files should be saved to smallest size. To retain font and formatting integrity, please save documents in .pdf format. Letters of recommendation may be scanned and sent as .jpg files. All digital material must be fully functioning on both PC and Mac platforms.

To ensure full consideration for the position, applications must be postmarked by January 30, 2009; the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decision at the completion of the search.

Deadline: January 30, 2009


Robert Dodson
Director, Division of Music, SMU
PO Box 750356
Dallas, TX 75275

Date Listed: 12/11/2008

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