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Institution: Harvard University

Position: Preceptor in Music

General Information:

The Department of Music at Harvard University seeks applications for a position in Music at the rank of Preceptor. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2016.


Teaching experience and a strong doctoral record is preferred.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Preceptor will be responsible for four courses over the academic year (two per semester), primarily in music theory at the undergraduate level. Ability to teach composition and/or to incorporate popular and/or jazz idioms into introductory theory is an asset. The Preceptor will also be responsible for advising undergraduate theses and independent studies, as well as working with graduate students on pedagogical training.
The position is for one year, renewable on a yearly basis for up to eight years, contingent on performance, enrollments, curricular need, and divisional dean approval.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( Complete applications, including three letters of recommendation, must be submitted no later than November 16, 2015.

1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Statement of teaching philosophy and relevant sample syllabi.
4. Names and contact information of three to five references (three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted)

Deadline: November 16, 2015


Chair of the Search Committee
c/o The Music Department
Music Department, North Yard
Harvard University
Cambridge, Ma. 02138

Date Listed: 10/08/2015

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