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Institution: University of North Texas

Position: Assistant Professor of Music Theory

General Information:

The College of Music of the University of North Texas announces a position in Music Theory Ė Assistant Professor, tenure track. The areas of specialization are open, but particular consideration will be given to candidates with a strong scholarly expertise in one or more of the following areas: 16th to 19th-century music, the study of form, and interest in recent theoretical approaches, such as Neo-Riemannian theory, popular music and/or jazz analysis, and interdisciplinary approaches to music theory.


Ph.D. in Music Theory, or equivalent degree at time of appointment, demonstrated excellence in college-level teaching, and an active research profile.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Teach graduate courses in music analysis, theory pedagogy, and advanced counterpoint, as well as open-topic seminars on music theory and its related (sub-)disciplines; teach, as needed, undergraduate courses, such as counterpoint, form analysis and 20th-century techniques; additional instructional assignments are possible, based on the candidateís background and experience. Duties may also include: mentoring teaching fellows, participation on thesis committees for the B.M., MA, PhD and DMA programs, and participation on committees at the level of the division, college and university.

Salary Range: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Items to Send:

All applications must be submitted online at Please attach or upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Transcripts and additional materials may be requested at a later time.

Deadline: open until filled


Please direct any questions to Frank M. Heidlberger, Chair, Division of Music History, Theory, and Ethnomusicology (

Other Information:

Start date: September 2014.

Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin on October 21, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.

UNT is a student-focused public research university with 12 colleges and schools offering 97 bachelorís, 82 masterís and 35 doctoral degree programs. Located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, UNT has an enrollment of about 36,000 students. The College of Music of the University of North Texas offers one of the largest comprehensive music programs among American universities. Approximately 1,600 students enroll annually in undergraduate and graduate programs taught by globally acclaimed faculty. For more information, visit the College of Music website at Besides world-class Bachelorís, Masterís and Doctoral degrees in the performance of jazz and classical music, the College of Music has a comprehensive program of Masterís and PhD degrees in Music, with emphases in Composition, Music Theory, Music History and Music Education, and a Masterís degree in Ethnomusicology. The College hosts a vibrant, multi-cultural music atmosphere. The One OíClock Jazz Lab Band has earned numerous Grammy Award nominations and regularly tours the U.S. and festivals overseas. The Willis Music Library is one of the largest in the southwest and includes ample scholarly literature as well as special collections, such as first prints of the operas of Jean Baptiste Lully, and the music libraries of Stan Kenton and Maynard Ferguson.

The University of North Texas is an AA/ADA/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in its educational programs.

Date Listed: 09/18/2013

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