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Institution: Nazareth College

Position: Assistant Professor of Music (Theory-Aural Skills)

General Information:

Assistant Professor. Full-time, Tenure-track position. Contract begins August 25, 2014.


Ph.D. in Music Theory
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching written music theory at the undergraduate level to music majors and non-majors
- Demonstrated interest/experience in teaching in a liberal arts environment
- Strong keyboard skills/aural skills
- Knowledge of technology that supports theory instruction, including ear training software
- Administrative experience and/or experience coordinating a theory program and developing a music theory curriculum preferred
- Experience in teaching composition desired

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Teaching duties include the following areas (12 credits per semester):
- Basic Freshman & Sophomore level written music theory classes
- Upper level topics courses in music theory as needed (Form & Analysis, Counterpoint, Orchestration)
- Undergraduate liberal studies courses in music
- Rock music theory course
- Supervision of individual student research projects in theory & analysis as needed
- Supervision and instruction of composition students
- Collaboration with departmental team regarding curriculum development and evaluation in the academic music area (music theory, aural skills, and music history)
- Service as an academic advisor for department undergraduate students
- Administration of diagnostic exams for incoming students as needed
- Coordination of contingent faculty involved in theory and aural skills instruction
- Other duties, as assigned, according to the candidate’s qualifications and departmental needs
- Ability to engage in departmental and college-wide collaborations to enhance the intellectual and artistic climate of the college
- Commitment to the holistic development of the student
- Dedication to the value of a liberal arts core curriculum

Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience and rank

Items to Send:

Include cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of five references with current phone numbers and e-mail addresses, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a teaching portfolio. (Please no videos at this time). Additional information may be requested from candidates at a later date.

Deadline: November 7, 2013


Send applications electronically to:
Dana Harissis (Department Secretary) at
Subject Line - Attn: Music Theory Search Committee

Other Information:

SMT Charlotte pre-interviews:

Friday, November 1: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday, November 2: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday, November 3: 8:00am - 12:00pm

To arrange a pre-interview at the conference, contact Dr. Marjorie A. Roth, Chair of the Search Committee, via email at: Please put SMT Interview Request in the subject line.

Nazareth College is a thriving, independent, co-educational institution with 2,000 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students. The college is located minutes from downtown Rochester, noted for its internationally recognized industries and museums, and for its cultural diversity. Nazareth College seeks individuals with an understanding of the benefits and importance of ethnic and racial diversity on campus and demonstrated commitment to the promotion of such diversity. EOE/AA.

Date Listed: 10/02/2013

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