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Institution: Oberlin Conservatory

Position: Assistant Professor, two positions

General Information:

The Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in Music Theory and Aural Skills, beginning with the 2007-08 academic year.


• Commitment to excellence in the teaching of Music Theory and Aural Skills. One or more years of full-time teaching experience (beyond the graduate assistant level) is preferred.
• Completion of the PhD in Music Theory by June 2007.
• Keyboard competence.
• Evidence of scholarly productivity in the field of music theory and analysis.
• Background in performance or composition indicating active and accomplished musicianship.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The individual appointed will perform the following specific duties:
• Teach courses drawn from the lower-division theory and aural skills sequence, which involves four semesters of harmony, voice leading, and analysis (concentrating on music of the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries).
• Teach upper-division courses in form, counterpoint, twentieth-century techniques, or other special topics, assigned according to the needs of the division.
• Participate fully in departmental placement examinations and meetings as scheduled, and in responsibilities such as private readings and supervision of Theory Majors’ Senior Projects.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Interested persons should submit résumés and three letters of recommendation to Dean David Stull, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, OH 44074. Review of applications will commence October 15, 2006. Those received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. The appointment is to be filled at a rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Deadline: October 15, 2006


Dean David Stull
Oberlin College Conservatory of Music
Oberlin, OH 44074

Other Information:

The Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, founded in 1865, is the nation's oldest continuously operating conservatory, and the only major music school in the country linked with a preeminent liberal arts college. Students are enrolled in undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Music in performance, composition, music education, music history, historical performance, electronic and computer music, and jazz studies. Graduate programs leading to the Master of Music in conducting, historical performance, opera theater, Master of Music Education and Master of Music in Teaching are available. Performance and artist diplomas are also offered.

Oberlin College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the development of a climate that supports equality of opportunity and respect of differences based on gender, ethnicity, disability, and sexual orientation. Oberlin was the first coeducational institution to grant bachelor's degrees to women and historically has been a leader in the education of African-Americans; the college was also among the first to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who would contribute to the diversity of our faculty.

Date Listed: 08/28/2006

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