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Institution: University of Minnesota School of Music

Position: Instructor (full-time)

General Information:

Full-time, nine-month position as Lecturer in Music Theory (academic year 2015–2016)


Pursuit of music theory at the graduate level is required; Ph.D. or ABD is preferred.

Job Description/Responsibilities:


The position is predominantly teaching focused and requires a record of pedagogical expertise and excellence. The load will be the equivalent of five three-credit semester courses, including:
• Undergraduate tonal theory/ear-training core courses (term three during the fall, term two during the spring), plus supervision of teaching assistants.
• Post-tonal Theory II during the fall semester.
• A Topics in Music course each semester, for which enrollment is open to both graduate performance majors and upper-level undergraduate majors.

School of Music/University Service

Participate in School of Music committees, faculty governance, and other related areas of service.

Scholarship and Creative Activities

Scholars whose interests complement those of our faculty not on sabbatical will be preferred.

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience, plus benefits.

Items to Send:

A formal letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references must be submitted via the on-line application system at:

Please apply for requisition number 300586.

The application letter must specifically address the candidate’s experience and expertise in the areas of particular interest to the search committee, as outlined above. To these items of the on-line application, please append a research sample (such as a dissertation chapter or a published article) and evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as student evaluations and/or syllabi).

Finally, have three letters of recommendation e-mailed to

Music Theory Search Committee
c/o Prof. David Damschroder

Preference will be given to applications received by June 10, 2015.

Deadline: open until filled


David Damschroder
(please contact via e-mail only)

Other Information:

The University of Minnesota School of Music announces a search for a one-year Lecturer in Music Theory. The University, located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, is a major research university of 44,000 students recently ranked as one of the top three public research universities in the country by The Center for Research at the University of Florida. The School of Music, within the College of Liberal Arts, serves more than 300 undergraduate and 200 graduate majors in a variety of comprehensive degree programs from bachelors to doctorate. The School is housed in state-of-the-art complex of facilities. Located in one of America’s most vibrant metropolitan areas, the School of Music offers outstanding academic and musical opportunities. The completion of the West Bank Arts Quarter in 2003 provides a unique physical and interdisciplinary environment in the creative arts. For more information, visit the School of Music website at:

Date Listed: 05/11/2015

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