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Institution: Duke University

Position: Assistant Professor of Music Theory


Candidates will have received the Ph.D. degree by June 2015. A Ph.D. in Music Theory is preferred; candidates who hold the Ph.D. in other areas of music studies are also encouraged to apply if they are active scholars of theory and analysis; demonstrable evidence of scholarly publication, excellence in teaching.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Department of Music at Duke University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Music Theory at the Assistant Professor rank, appointment to begin August 1, 2015.

Position: Assistant Professor of Music, theory and popular musics

Duties: Teach undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in music theory, tonal analysis (Music major), and popular musics (non-major); two courses per semester; participate actively in the profession; advise Ph.D. dissertations; share in departmental responsibilities.

The search committee is particularly interested in scholars whose primary research area involves popular and vernacular musics of the 20th and 21st centuries. The successful candidate will have broad expertise in both art and popular traditions, fluent acquaintance with a range of musical repertories, and an eclectic grasp of current developments in music theory, analysis, and musicology. Additional substantive interests may include (but are not limited to) digital media, music and technology, or other recognized subfields within Theory and Musicology.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Candidates should submit a letter of application describing their research agenda, a curriculum vitae, two or three writing samples (one of which should be an article-length document), a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and email addresses of three references (for requesting letters of recommendation) to Applications received by November 15, 2014 will receive full consideration.

Deadline: November 15, 2014


Gretchen Hoag, Business Manager
Duke University Department of Music
Box 90665
Durham, NC 27708

Other Information:

Duke’s Department of Music offers the B.A. in Music within a liberal-arts setting, the A.M. in Performance Practice, and the Ph.D. in Musicology, Composition, and Ethnomusicology. The graduate program encourages students to explore wide-ranging interests encompassing music history and theory, ethnomusicology, composition, and performance practice. Further information is included at

Duke University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status

Date Listed: 10/08/2014

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