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Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara

Position: Assistant Professor in Music Theory

General Information:


Open date: September 29th, 2016
Next review date: November 30th, 2016
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: January 16th, 2017

While applicants are encouraged to apply by November 30, 2016, the position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016. Start date July 1, 2017.


• The applicant must hold a Doctorate in Music Theory at the time of appointment

• The applicant must have one year of teaching experience at the university level (graduate teaching may be considered)

• Ability to mentor and advise graduate students in music theory
• Expertise that intersects with other fields and interdisciplinary studies
• The applicant must have a significant record of scholarly publication and presentation
• The applicant must have a significant record of excellence in teaching at the university/college level and experience integrating technology into instruction. Basic keyboard skill expected

Job Description/Responsibilities:


The Department of Music seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor of music theory with demonstrated potential for growth and distinction in university research and teaching. Area of research specialization is open, but we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise that complements that of our current theory faculty. Duties include research, publication, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in music theory, graduate advising, and participating in departmental governance. As a faculty known for its interdisciplinary culture, we encourage applicants whose scholarship and teaching can engage students across sub-disciplines in music, as well as across our campus. The department welcomes applications from those whose interests go beyond the Western canon. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Items to Send:

• Cover letter - required, (PDF format only)
• Curriculum vitae - required, (PDF format only)
• 3-4 letters of reference, (PDF format only) - required
• All candidates are required to submit one representative sample of scholarly work, (PDF format only) - required


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Deadline: November 30, 2016


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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Date Listed: 11/09/2016

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