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Institution: University of British Columbia

Position: Assistant Professor of Music Theory

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The UBC School of Music ( invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music Theory, beginning July 1, 2014. The Theory Division is an integral part of a dynamic School of Music, situated in a beautiful, culturally diverse metropolis, that offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in music, including M.A. and Ph.D. programs in music theory, musicology, and ethnomusicology. Our faculty is known for contributions to theories and analysis of modernist and contemporary art music, theories of rhythm and meter, performance analysis, and world music analysis.

We seek a versatile scholar with complementary research interests and an aptitude for innovative teaching and collaborative curriculum development. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or expect to submit the dissertation by September 2014. Duties will include undergraduate- and graduate-level teaching, research and publication in areas of specialty, and service to the Division and the School.

Applications must include a letter of application and CV outlining primary and secondary research interests, one research/publication sample, a concise record of teaching experience and effectiveness, and short descriptions (150-250 words each) outlining two upper-level undergraduate and two graduate courses they could offer to enrich our programs. Additional writing samples may be requested at a later stage.

Application materials must be submitted online by October 15, 2013 via In addition, applicants must arrange to have three referees send confidential letters of recommendation via email by the same deadline to: Review of applications may continue until the position is filled.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Salary Range: unspecified

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Deadline: October 15, 2013


John Roeder

Date Listed: 08/19/2013

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