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Institution: Columbus State University

Position: Visiting Assistant Professor in Music Theory & Composition

General Information:

The position of Visiting Assistant Professor in Music Theory and Composition is a full time, one year, non-tenure track faculty position in the Schwob School of Music within Columbus State University’s College of the Arts.

The Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University is located in the state-of-the art RiverCenter, a cornerstone of CSU’s RiverPark campus, where all the academic units of the College of the Arts are located. The quality of the faculty and the facilities is bringing international attention to the school. The school regularly hosts guest artists from around the world. With about 250 music majors, it offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in performance and music education as well as a liberal arts music degree.


The incumbent should have a Master’s Degree in Music and outstanding credentials as a teacher. The selected candidate must also possess demonstrated abilities as a scholar and/or composer.

Preferred Qualifications
A Doctorate in Music is preferred, although ABD candidates will also be considered. Preference may also be given to candidates with the ability to teach a graduate seminar course in music history.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The incumbent will teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in music core areas of music theory, aural skills, and music history as well as teach instrumentation and orchestration. The selected candidate will teach, mentor, and foster a community of student composers and will pursue research and/or creative activity.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Review of applications will begin May 27, 2014 and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

Please e-mail three confidential letters of recommendation that are sent directly from references, university placement services or other professional services (e.g., Interfolio) to or mail to: Human Resources Office, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, Georgia 31907.

Please do not send supporting materials, such as, scores, recordings, and/or other materials at this time; however they may be requested at a later date.

A successful criminal background check will be required as conditions of employment.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application

• Unofficial Transcripts
• Cover Letter/Letter of Application
• State of Interest and Qualifications
• Curriculum Vitae

Deadline: open until filled


If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at 706-507-8920 or e-mail to

Other Information:

Date Listed: 05/30/2014

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