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Institution: University of Louisville

Position: Assistant Professor

General Information:

starting August 1, 2017


Required Qualifications: completed Ph.D. in Music Theory by August 1, 2017; demonstrated evidence of scholarship and promise of its continuation.

Preferred Qualifications: one to two years of full-time music theory teaching experience; research expertise in 20th-21st century music; expertise with technology-mediated instruction, including on-line instruction.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The School of Music at the University of Louisville invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track music theory scholar and teacher. The successful candidate will be a dedicated pedagogue and committed to a robust program of scholarly productivity. As a faculty member in the School of Music he or she will become an active faculty partner in furthering the mission of the school and university and supporting the goals of the Music Theory concentration. The Music Theory program of studies offers courses supporting the full range of undergraduate and graduate music degrees as well as professional training in music theory leading to a MM in Music Theory and BM in Music Theory.


Teaching: Each semester includes assigned teaching drawn from a mix of undergraduate and graduate music theory core courses, music theory seminar for music theory majors, and direction of senior and graduate music theory theses. Courses in the core undergraduate music theory sequence currently blend keyboard, performance, and written/aural theory skills.

Scholarship: The area of scholarship is open, with preference for research expertise in 20th-21st century music and the expectation for steady and significant scholarly contributions.

Service: Faculty members serve on department, school and university committees; thesis committees; and perform appropriate professional service.

Salary Range: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Items to Send:

All applicants must apply online at for Job ID UL696. Please attach a letter of interest addressing required and preferred qualifications and a detailed curriculum vitae. In addition, please send at least three letters of recommendation as PDFs directly to; these may be sent directly from the referees or from a service such as Interfolio. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Deadline: open until filled


School of Music
University of Louisville
Phone: 502-852-6542
Fax: 502-852-5665

Other Information:

The University of Louisville is Kentucky's premier, nationally recognized metropolitan research university in the state's largest urban area. With a national reputation for its high-quality undergraduate programs and over twenty nationally recognized research, graduate, and professional programs, the University also has a strong commitment to the community in which it resides. UofL has experienced steady growth with a current enrollment of 21,000 students, 350 of whom are enrolled in the School of Music in both undergraduate and graduate degree programs (BA, BM, BME, MM, MME). The School of Music, a fully accredited member of NASM since 1938, has enjoyed relationships with the community's leading music organizations, including the Louisville Orchestra, Kentucky Opera, Chamber Music Society of Louisville, Louisville Ballet, and Louisville's leading choral organizations. The School is also home to the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, one of the most prestigious international prizes for composers, and the Frank R. Abell Young Composers Competition. The Dwight Anderson Music Library, housing the largest academic music collection in the state of Kentucky, includes extensive archives, including materials related to the Grawemeyer Award and the Ricasoli Collection of 400 European manuscripts and editions from the 18th and early 19th centuries. The school also enjoys a collaborative arrangement with the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland. The city of Louisville offers hospitality, warmth, and smaller city advantages like shorter commutes and lower cost of living alongside major city amenities such as professional orchestra, opera, ballet, theatre, museums, great college sports, incredible dining, and a nationally-acclaimed public parks system. For more information about the School of Music, see

The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Employer,
commited to diversity and in that spirit, seeks applications from a broad variety of candidates.

Date Listed: 11/28/2016

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