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Institution: Birmingham-Southern College

Position: Assistant Professor of Music (Theory and Piano)

General Information:

This is a tenure-track position commencing August 2013.


The candidate must have earned the doctorate (or be ABD) by the commencement of employment in August 2013 in either music theory or piano, and must demonstrate experience in teaching in these areas at the college level. Ideally, a candidate with a strong background and graduate degree in piano performance, with a DMA or Ph.D. in music theory is desired. The successful candidate for this position will be one who especially demonstrates a gift and enthusiasm for teaching at the undergraduate level in a department whose mission encompasses the ideals of the undergraduate liberal-arts education and a strong commitment to educating undergraduate musicians.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Teach undergraduate courses in theory (harmony), teach and/or supervise the courses in aural skills, and upper level theory courses offered on a semi-annual rotation: 18th-century Counterpoint, Orchestration, and Music Since 1945. Teach approximately one-third load of applied piano (private lessons) to majors and non-majors each term (approximately six contact hours per week total); coordinate activities related to piano within the department as applicable (coordinating master classes, etc.). Teach additional piano-related courses (e.g. Accompanying) as needed and depending on load considerations. Serve on faculty committees by appointment, or as elected, and participate as academic advisors to students. Scholarship appropriate to the discipline is expected, and may include publications, presentations at scholarly meetings, professional performance, faculty recitals, etc. at the national and/or international level.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Review of applicants will begin January 3, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Lester Seigel, Chair, Music Department, at

Deadline: open until filled


Other Information:

Located in Birmingham, Alabama, BSC is a four-year, private institution that in recent years has consistently been identified as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country for its academic quality and its value. The college currently enrolls 1,300 undergraduate students and is a sheltering institution for Phi Beta Kappa. For more on the college’s talented faculty and students, educational mission, and national reputation, visit

BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify. EOE.

Date Listed: 12/11/2012

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