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Institution: University of South Carolina

Position: Assistant Professor

General Information:

Position: Assistant Professor of Composition and Theory
Starting Date: August 2016


Doctorate in music composition (D.M.A. or Ph.D.; ABD also considered) with demonstrated success teaching college-level music theory; proven record of achievement and promise of developing a national reputation as a composer. The School also seeks applications from candidates who have interest in and experience with community engagement, music entrepreneurship, music leadership, and/or other non-traditional career models.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Maintain active career as a composer through performances, recordings, publications, etc.; teach courses in undergraduate and graduate music theory as well as composition; help direct concerts of contemporary music and student composer concerts; direct graduate and undergraduate research as needed.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Applicants must apply at with letter of application and curriculum vitae. Send three current letters of recommendation and a works list to the contact information below. The search process will continue until the position is filled, but priority screening will begin on or shortly after November 15, 2015.

Deadline: open until filled


Laveta Gibson
Composition/Theory Search Committee
USC School of Music
813 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29208

Other Information:

The University of South Carolina in Columbia, founded in 1801, is the flagship institution of an eight-campus, fully accredited, state-supported system. The School of Music is an independent unit on campus and a dynamic leader for music and music education in America with a full-time faculty of 53, and a student population of 315 undergraduate and 180 graduate majors representing numerous states and countries. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level in performance, violin and piano pedagogy, music education and composition. A modern music building, including an annex for our nationally-recognized String Project, offers state-of-the-art teaching, rehearsal, performance, and classroom space.

Date Listed: 09/14/2015

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