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Institution: University of Kentucky

Position: Assistant Professor of Music Theory

General Information:

Full-Time Faculty


Applicants must have a completed PhD by August 1, 2017

2 years of successful academic teaching at the college level is preferred.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The University of Kentucky School of Music in the College of Fine Arts is seeking candidates for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in music theory. Applicants must have a completed PhD by August 1, 2017, a proven record of successful and creative teaching (at least 2 years of successful academic teaching at the college level is preferred), and clearly demonstrated activity within the professional field of music theory. We especially seek candidates whose research interests complement those of the Division of Theory and Composition—desirable interests may include (but are not limited to) electro-acoustic music, analysis of world music, and music cognition.

Primary duties will include (1) teaching: courses within the undergraduate written and aural theory sequence, upper-level undergraduate, and graduate-level courses; (2) research: maintaining creative scholarly activity as defined in the School of Music’s criteria for promotion and tenure; (3) service: active participation in assigned service activities, including advising, graduate committees (e.g., master’s theses, DMA monographs, and PhD dissertations), curriculum development and assessment, and other duties as assigned that contribute to the School of Music and the University.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Applications should include the following documents:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Transcripts (unofficial are acceptable)
• Three letters of recommendation (upload under Specific Request 1)
• Sample of scholarly writing (upload under Writing Sample)

Deadline date for applications is November 15, 2016.

Deadline: November 15, 2016


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Other Information:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Date Listed: 11/09/2016

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