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Institution: State University of New York at Geneseo

Position: Assistant Professor of Music Theory/Composition

General Information:

Assistant Professor of Music Theory/Composition, beginning Fall 2014; full-time tenure-track position. Responsibilities will include shaping and teaching the entire range of the undergraduate theory and aural skills curriculum (the two-year theory sequence, plus upper-level Theory seminars), teaching Composition in individual and/or group lessons, guiding undergraduate theses and directed studies, as well as advising students in the Theory and Composition options of the music major. Additional teaching opportunities, including courses in the general curriculum and Honors program, are possible, depending upon needs of the department and the College, as well as the candidate’s qualifications and interests.


A completed doctorate in Music Theory or Composition is required. The candidate should have substantial teaching experience in music theory, aural skills and composition at the college level, a scholarly profile in Music Theory (including conference presentations and publications in scholarly journals) or commensurate accomplishment in Composition (including commissions and performances), and potential for playing a significant role in departmental operations and curriculum development.

Salary Range: The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Items to Send:

Qualified candidates should submit a Letter of Application that addresses their teaching philosophy and scholarly/creative goals, Curriculum Vitae, and three current Letters of Recommendation.

Deadline: November 15, 2013


Anne-Marie Reynolds
Chair, Search Committee
Music Department
Brodie 121
State University of New York at Geneseo
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Other Information:

Start Date: August 2014

Application Deadline: Nov. 15, 2013, or until the position is filled.

SUNY Geneseo is nestled in the picturesque Genesee valley, thirty minutes south of Rochester. Consistently ranked highly among public liberal arts colleges, SUNY Geneseo serves 5300 select undergraduate students. With twelve full-time faculty members, the Music Department offers degrees in Music (Composition, Conducting, Ethnomusicology, History, Performance and Theory options) and Musical Theatre, as well as supporting numerous active and accomplished ensembles, run by both faculty and students.

SUNY Geneseo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education. For more information about the College, please see our web site at

Date Listed: 10/18/2013

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