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Institution: James Madison University

Position: One-Year Assistant Professor or Instructor

General Information:

Full-time, one-year position to begin at the start of the 2014-2015 academic year at the rank of Assistant Professor or Instructor.


Preference given to candidates with a Ph.D. in Music Theory or ABD; Masterís degree required; college teaching experience preferred.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Teach core courses and advanced topics courses in multiple levels of undergraduate music theory, and additional assignments commensurate with the candidate's expertise. Assume normal professorial duties, including scholarly activity and committee assignments. Contribute to the intellectual and cultural life of the University.

Salary Range: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Items to Send:

Log onto to complete a faculty application. Candidacy is not active until this step is completed. Submit a letter of application and current CV. Three letters of recommendation specific to this position are also desired, along with a list of three additional references who may be contacted.

Deadline: April 15, 2014


Address questions to search committee chair Dr. Jonathan Gibson at

Other Information:

With approximately 20,000 students, JMU is located in Virginia's beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley, 130 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. The College of Visual and Performing Arts brings together the Schools of Art, Design, and Art History; Theatre and Dance; and Music. With over 90 full-time faculty and 1,200 majors, the CVPA comprises a vital and collaborative artistic community.

The School of Music is a highly engaged and active program with more than 400 undergraduate majors, 28 master's students, and 28 doctoral students. The unit has 46 full-time faculty, 30 professional staff and supportive adjunct positions, and produces more than 250 performances and presentations annually. The curriculum prepares students for careers in music performance, music education, composition, music theatre, and music industry. By incorporating general education studies, the undergraduate program enables students to relate music to historical, sociological, and economic developments.

James Madison is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and especially encourages applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Date Listed: 03/25/2014

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