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Institution: Pomona College

Position: Assistant Professor (tenure track)

General Information:

The Pomona College Department of Music invites applications for a tenure-track position in Music beginning with the 2007-8 academic year at the rank of Assistant Professor with teaching specialization in music theory and professional specialization in music theory, composition, or a related area.


As a department in which scholarship and performance are equally valued parts of a liberal-arts college curriculum, we seek a scholar-musician who shares these values. We further seek a colleague who can build bridges to the wider campus community and we welcome candidates with varying interests, such as cultural studies, media, popular culture, jazz, ethnomusicology, gender studies, music perception and cognition, electronic and digital technology, philosophy, or aesthetics. A doctorate or appropriate terminal degree is expected.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The 4-course annual teaching load will include core courses in the music theory sequence each year. Other teaching responsibilities may include courses in general music, aural skills, the Freshman Critical Inquiry program, and courses in area of expertise.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Applications should include cover letter, graduate transcript, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. In cover letter or in separate one-page statements, please discuss teaching philosophy (addressing music theory teaching as well as the teaching of diverse students in a liberal-arts setting) and plans for professional accomplishment. Please do not send other materials at this time.

Deadline: October 10, 2006


Send applications to:
Professor Genevieve Lee
Chair, Music Theory Search Committee
Pomona College Department of Music
340 North College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

Other Information:

Pomona College is a member of the Claremont Colleges and is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The Music Department has nine full-time faculty, 28 part-time applied music and ensemble instructors. The Department serves music majors as well as a large number of non-majors each semester. Pomona College is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

Applications received by October 10 will receive full consideration.

Date Listed: 09/27/2006

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