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Institution: Ithaca College

Position: Assistant Professor of Music Theory/Musicology

General Information:

The Ithaca College School of Music announces a full-time, tenure-eligible position in music theory and musicology at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin fall 2012.


Required qualifications: Completed doctorate in music theory or musicology at the time of application, demonstrably excellent full-time college teaching experience (at least one year beyond graduate assistant level), and evidence of potential for scholarship.

Preference will be given to applicants with teaching experience in at least two of the following subject areas: music theory, aural skills, and musicology. Applications from scholars who possess experience and expertise in teaching classes in vernacular or non-Western music and in classes that address issues of identity and ethnicity in music are especially welcome.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Primary responsibility will be teaching music theory and Western music history courses for music majors. The successful candidate will also teach interdisciplinary, integrative, and collaborative courses designed primarily but not exclusively for non-music majors.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Interested individuals should apply online at and submit a letter of application, vita, and the names and contact information for at least five professional references (at least one of the references should be able to speak to the candidateís teaching). The application letter should specifically address how the applicant hopes to contribute to the music theory and Western history core as well as the types of integrative courses s/he could offer.

Deadline: March 12, 2012


Questions about online application may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by March 12, 2012.

Other Information:

Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 7000 students, offers a learning experience that combines the best of the liberal arts and professional education. Our new strategic plan IC 20/20 positions us to offer a truly distinct integrative learning experience that allows us to graduate students who are ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age. We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history.

Nestled in the heart of New York Stateís scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplingerís as one of the top 10 places to live in the U.S. To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at

Ithaca College continually strives to build an inclusive and welcoming community of individuals, with diverse talents and skills from a multitude of backgrounds, who are committed to civility, mutual respect, social justice, and the free and open exchange of ideas. Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to teach in ways that value the varied learning needs and interests of a culturally diverse student population and that reflect a commitment to encouraging the success of all students. Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Date Listed: 02/15/2012

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