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Institution: Humboldt State University

Position: Visiting Faculty

General Information:

One-year position


An earned doctoral degree in Music Theory or related field from an accredited college or university is preferred at time of appointment. Applicants with considerable progress toward doctoral degree completion by appointment date or a MA/MM in Music Theory or related field and substantial teaching experience will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates who have two or more years of successful theory teaching at the college/university level.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:
 Evidence of successful theory teaching at the college/university level;
 Evidence of successful teaching of Ear Training;
 Demonstrated commitment and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of
individuals from diverse backgrounds; and
 Ability and/or interest to teach a broad range of courses (majors, general education students, etc.).
At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Primary responsibility will be to teach courses in Music Theory and Ear Training. Other courses (such as Music Appreciation, studio lessons, etc.) will be assigned depending upon candidate expertise and department need. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students. The primary professional responsibilities of visiting faculty are teaching, maintaining office hours and working collaboratively and productively with colleagues.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials:
 Letter of application addressing the desired qualifications;
 Curriculum vitae;
 An Application for Academic Employment:;  Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
 Names and contact information of at least 5 professional references (including e-mails).
Submission of the application materials should be sent as a single PDF document, in the order listed above to:
After initial screening, additional materials may be requested including a) a video (DVD or weblink) of class instruction, b) representative course outlines and/or syllabi, c) student evaluation summaries, and/or d) letters of reference. Other evidence, such as teaching schedules and employer evaluations are often helpful to the search process, and may be submitted along with any requested materials.
In letter of application, please refer to Job #7591.

Deadline: April 1, 2014


Dr. Cindy Moyer, Search Committee Chair Department of Music Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521-8299 Phone (707) 826-3531

Other Information:

Date Listed: 03/10/2014

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