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Institution: University at Buffalo (SUNY)

Position: Assistant Professor

General Information:

Tenure track, beginning Fall 2010


We are seeking a candidate whose scholarship shows exceptional originality and promise, and who demonstrates experience and fluency as a teacher. The Ph.D. should be in hand by 15 August 2010.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Departmental duties will include the teaching of two classes per semester, at undergraduate and graduate levels, a load that will likely include one undergraduate core-curriculum theory course each semester; student advisement, including guiding master’s theses and Ph.D. dissertations in Music Theory; participation on master’s and doctoral committees in the various music graduate programs; and other committee obligations. The successful candidate will have demonstrated an ongoing commitment both to scholarship at the highest level, and to rigorous undergraduate instruction in harmony, aural skills, and analysis.
No single area of specialization is targeted, though we seek candidates whose work will likely complement the perspectives and specialties of current faculty. The Department is especially interested in scholars working in one or more of the following areas:
• New approaches to function and tonality—including diatonic set theory, transformation theory, and Neo-Riemannian theory
• Mathematics and music
• Critical and literary approaches to music theory
• Music since 1980
• Popular musics
• History of music theory

Salary Range: Appropriate to background and experience; competitive with comparable U.S. universities

Items to Send:

CV and three letters of recommendation. No publications or any other supporting materials unless requested.
Review and screening of applications will begin on 1 October 2009.

Deadline: open until filled


Applications must be submitted on-line, at the following address:

Please arrange to have three (3) recommendation letters sent to:
Prof. Charles J. Smith, Chair
Department of Music
220 Baird Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260-4700

Other Information:

The University at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Recruiter, and has committed itself to diversity hiring.

Date Listed: 09/09/2009

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