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Institution: Shenandoah Conservatory

Position: Assistant Professor of Music Theory

General Information:

Shenandoah Conservatory is seeking nominations and applications for an exceptional musician, theorist, and collaborator to join the Conservatory Academics faculty as Assistant Professor of Music Theory. This full-time and career-contract track 12-month position begins August 16, 2017.


Required qualifications include an exceptionally promising scholarly profile as evidenced by a record of conference presentations or publications, a demonstrated passion for teaching, and interest in joining and advancing an intensive scholarly and performance-oriented community. Candidates must have a completed PhD in Music Theory by August 15, 2017.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities will be teaching undergraduate courses in music theory and ear training, and graduate seminars. The successful candidate will join colleagues in further advancing the Conservatory’s reputation as a vibrant center for excellence in music training, collaborative performance, and authentic and innovative work tackling issues at the intersection of the performing arts and contemporary society. An active contribution to service on school-wide committees, participation in division meetings, and assistance with administrative tasks within music theory curricula is also expected.

Salary Range: not specified

Items to Send:

To apply, please submit the following electronically to (Mrs. Cheryl Woleslagle, Conservatory Dean’s Office):
1. a letter of application;
2. a curriculum vitae, with contact information for professional references;
3. three letters of reference; and
4. a statement of teaching philosophy.

Shenandoah University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation.

Deadline: October 21, 2016


Any questions related to the job search may be directed to Keith Salley (

Other Information:

About Shenandoah Conservatory and Shenandoah University: Shenandoah Conservatory was founded in 1875 and has an extraordinary legacy of shaping the arts in Virginia and beyond. Located at the head of the historic Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, VA, 70 miles west of Washington DC, the Conservatory is now home to over 700 students from across the nation and globe enrolled in baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral curricula in the areas of music, theater, and dance, and includes a distinguished faculty of over 125, half of whom are full-time. As one of the Mid Atlantic’s leading centers of new music performance, it also welcomes premier master artists throughout each performance season, and is home to a dynamic research faculty possessing a track record of important scholarship in Music Theory, Music History, Music Therapy, and Music Education.

Shenandoah University is a diverse institution of approximately 3,600 students enrolled in baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral curricula in business, arts and sciences, health professions and performing arts. Shenandoah University is an independent, coeducational institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Please visit for more information.

Date Listed: 08/26/2016

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