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Institution: University of Minnesota, Morris

Position: Assistant Professor or Instructor in Music

General Information:

Full-time, tenure-track position beginning August 13, 2012.


We seek a specialist in Music Theory with an interest in teaching at a small, residential, liberal arts college that has been recognized nationally for its high academic quality. Doctorate in music theory, composition, or a related field preferred; ABDs will be considered. Candidates with their doctorate by date of appointment will be appointed as assistant professor; an ABD will be appointed as instructor. At least one year of college teaching experience is preferred. Excellence in teaching and a commitment to productive scholarship and/or creative activity are essential to gaining tenure and promotion. Potential for academic leadership in a liberal arts setting will be considered.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of this position include: teaching a four-semester music theory sequence, including aural skills, for majors; teaching courses in form and analysis and in counterpoint; and offering other courses in music consistent with the needs of the university and one’s qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate must be committed to productive scholarship and/or creative activity, as well as to the programmatic development of the UMM music program. Service and outreach to the university, community, and profession are essential.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Items to Send:

Please fill out the on-line application form (only the application form; send by regular mail the rest of the application documents) at the University of Minnesota Online Employment System at . Then send letter of application, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts of all graduate courses, and three or more letters of recommendation written within the last three years.

Deadline: November 30, 2011


Music Theory Search Committee
Division of the Humanities
University of Minnesota, Morris
600 East 4th Street
Morris, Minnesota 56267

Other Information:

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The University of Minnesota, Morris is a residential public liberal arts college serving over 1900 students. As one of five campuses of the University of Minnesota, UMM is located 160 miles west of Minneapolis in the rural community of Morris, MN. The student body is talented, diverse, and engaged. The Morris student body is one of the most ethnically diverse in the University of Minnesota system with 20% students of color (12% are American Indian students) and a growing international student population.

The college values diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. The college is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and /or service because we believe that diversity enriches the classroom and research experience at the University.

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

To request disability accommodation or material in alternative formats contact: UMM Human Resources, (320)-589-6024, Room309, Behmler Hall, Morris, MN.

Date Listed: 10/17/2011

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