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Institution: Washington University

Position: Full-time, tenure track position

General Information:

Washington University in St. Louis announces a full-time, tenure-track position in music to begin in Fall semester 2007. We are looking for a candidate with broad interests and a primary focus in music theory.

Consideration of applications will begin on October 30, 2006, and continue until the
position is filled.


Completed Ph.D. in music, or equivalent education and experience, and demonstrated excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to combine an active research career with a dedication to teaching music in a liberal arts environment. While the area of specialization is open, preference will be given to candidates who can engage in interdisciplinary teaching.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in tonal and 20th century theory, analysis, and musicianship, as well as occasional graduate seminars in areas of expertise; maintain an active profile of research and publication; supervise independent projects, theses, and dissertations; and participate on departmental and university committees. A strong commitment to teaching undergraduate theory and musicianship is expected.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation

Deadline: October 30, 2006


Dr. Dolores Pesce, Chair, Music Theory Search Committee, Department of Music, Campus Box 1032, Washington University in St. Louis, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Other Information:

The Department of Music is a constituent of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The Department has 21 full-time and 16 part-time faculty and numerous teachers of applied music, many drawn from the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and the St. Louis jazz scene. Bachelor's and Master's degrees are offered with emphases in theory, history, composition, and performance. The Ph.D. is offered in theory and musicology. The department is characterized by a collegial atmosphere, imaginative and dedicated teaching, and close personal contact between students and faculty. The educational programs of the Department of Music are supported by the Gaylord Music Library, the Sachs Electronic Studio, and substantial endowed scholarship funds.

Washington University is a private institution enrolling approximately 5900 undergraduates and 4000 graduate and professional students on its Danforth and Medical campuses. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is the largest faculty on the Danforth campus.

St. Louis, a metropolitan area of over 2 million, has a thriving musical culture, centered around the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Jazz at the Bistro, the summer Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and the historic Sheldon Theater. Washington University is located in suburban St. Louis, bordering Forest Park, and is within easy access to the symphony, the opera, St. Louis nightlife, and all other major cultural, sporting, and civic institutions.

Washington University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications by qualified women and minority candidates. Employment eligibility verification required upon employment.

Date Listed: 10/10/2006

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