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Institution: Washington College

Position: Assistant Professor

General Information:

The Department of Music at Washington College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Music Theory/Composition at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2012.


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Music Theory or D.M.A. in Composition by the beginning of the appointment, be a creative and engaging teacher, and have the potential for outstanding scholarship. The candidate should be an accomplished performer on his/her primary instrument/voice, be able to accompany students on piano, have experience working with both majors and non-majors, and demonstrate a strong commitment to liberal arts education. It is desirable that candidates have experience conducting/coaching ensembles. Preference will be given to vocalists or reed players.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The requirements of the position include teaching a four-semester theory sequence, upper level theory/compositions courses, and departmental electives; directing student ensembles (i.e. Vocal Consort, Chorus, Chamber Groups, etc.); and advising senior capstones. Normal teaching load at the college is three courses per term, with ensembles counting as a half course.

Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Items to Send:

Please submit a cover letter (2 pages or less), a CV, graduate transcripts from all institutions attended, teaching evaluations if available, and the names and contact information for three professional references through our online portal, Consensus, at . If you have more than one document you would like to include under "Other Documentation," please combine into one Word (.doc) or PDF file and upload under "Attach Other Document." In the cover letter, you should address all aspects of the job description above and explain why you feel you would be a good fit for a growing, active music department that embraces music from many different backgrounds, traditions, and cultures.

Deadline: December 16, 2011


Kenneth Schweitzer,
Assistant Professor of Music,
Music Theory Search, Chair

Other Information:

Washington College is a competitive, four-year liberal arts college of 1450 students, located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland near the Chesapeake Bay. Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia are within 90 minutes of the college. The Music Department is housed in the newly renovated and expanded Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts, completed in fall 2009. For further information, please visit college website ( and the department website (

Washington College is an equal opportunity employer. Salary is competitive; domestic partner and maternity/paternity benefits are offered. Women and members of traditionally underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Date Listed: 11/02/2011

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